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Weekly Lunch Discussions 2014

 

Weekly lunch discussions expand knowledge of discipline-based science education research. The weekly lunch discussions have been occurring since mid-may 2014. Below, we provide more information on the lunches organized during the 2014 calender year.

November 24, 2014: Integrating authentic research in introductory lab courses - the SEA-PHAGES program

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November 10, 2014: Using a web-based reciprocal peer review system to improve student learning

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October 20, 2014: Implementation of flipped/Just in Time Teaching courses via dB-SERC awards: progress report

  • Discussion leaders: Dr. David Nero and Dr. Hanna Salman, Physics and Astronomy, Pitt.
  • Discussion summary
  • Discussion participants:
    • Russell Clark, Physics and Astronomy
    • Joe Grabowski, Chemistry
    • Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
    • Arthur Kosowsky, Physics and Astronomy
    • Adam Leibovich, Physics and Astronomy
    • Alexandru Maries, dB-SERC
    • Emily Marshman, Physics and Astronomy
    • James Mueller, Physics and Astronomy
    • Ben Rottman, LRDC/Psychology
    • Chris Schunn, LRDC/Psychology
    • Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC/Physics and Astronomy
    • Meiyi Song, CIDDE
    • Eric Swanson, Physics and Astronomy
    • Zuzana Swigonova, Biological Sciences
    • Natasha Tokowicz, Psychology
    • Carol Washburn, CIDDE

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October 6, 2014: Instructional design to "prime" students to learn from lectures

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September 22, 2014: Incorporating authentic learning experiences in a transformed course via dB-SERC Course Transformation Award

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September 15, 2014: Evaluating the impact of a teaching innovation

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September 5, 2014: Planning and design of two flipped/Just-in-Time Teaching physics courses course via dB-SERC Course Transformation Award

  • Discussion leaders: Dr. David Nero and Dr. Hanna Salman, Physics and Astronomy
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  • Discussion participants:
    • Carlos Badenes, Physics and Astronomy
    • Kay Brummond, Chemistry
    • Robert Devaty, Physics and Astronomy
    • Gurudev Dutt, Physics and Astronomy
    • Katherine Francis, Political Science
    • Ayres Freitas, Physics and Astronomy
    • Joe Grabowski, Chemistry
    • Travis Hurst, Physics and Astronomy
    • Satish Iyengar, Statistics
    • Kazunori Koide, Chemistry
    • Alexandru Maries, dB-SERC
    • Emily Marshman, Physics and Astronomy
    • Tara Meyer, Chemistry
    • Hannah Morris, Chemistry
    • Daniel Mosse, Computer Science
    • Valerie Oke, Biological Sciences
    • Sandhya Rao, Physics and Astronomy
    • Anita Schuchardt, Learning Sciences and Policy
    • Chris Schunn, LRDC/Psychology
    • Burcin Simsek, Statistics
    • Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC/Physics and Astronomy
    • David Turnshek, Physics and Astronomy
    • Carol Washburn, CIDDE

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August 15, 2014: Task Analysis Guide to Science (TAGS): alternative framework to Bloom's taxonomy for classifying educational objectives

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August 11, 2014: Teaching Introductory Biology Labs Using an Inquiry-Based Approach

  • Discussion leaders: Dr. Elia Crisucci and Jean Schmidt, Biological Sciences, Pitt
  • Discussion summary
  • Discussion participants
    • Matteo Broccio, Physics and Astronomy
    • Robert Devaty, Physics and Astronomy
    • Brian D'Urso, Physics and Astronomy
    • Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
    • Alexandru Maries, dB-SERC
    • Emily Marshman, Physics and Astronomy
    • Melanie Popa, Biological Sciences
    • Ben Rottman, LRDC/Psychology
    • Anita Schuchardt, Biological Sciences
    • Chris Schunn, Psychology/LRDC
    • Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC/Physics and Astronomy
    • Meiyi Song, CIDDE​

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July 25, 2014: Defining measurable goals

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July 11, 2014: Planning and design of a transformed course via dB-SERC Course Transformation Award

  • Discussion leaders: Dr. Ben Rottman and Dr. Barbara Kucinski, LRDC/Psychology, Pitt
  • Materials discussed:
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  • Discussion participants:
    • Matteo Broccio, Physics and Astronomy
    • Russell Clark, Physics and Astronomy
    • Satish Iyengar, Statistics
    • Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
    • Adam Lee, Computer Science
    • Alexandru Maries, dB-SERC
    • Emily Marshman, Physics and Astronomy (graduate student)
    • Tara Meyer, Chemistry
    • Daniel Mosse, Computer Science
    • John Ramirez, Computer Science
    • Chris Schunn, LRDC/Psychology
    • Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC/Physics and Astronomy
    • Meiyi Song, CIDDE
    • Natasha Tokowicz, Psychology
    • Carol Washburn, CIDDE

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June 27, 2014: Metacognition

  • Paper Discussed: A. H. Schoenfeld - What's all the fuss about metacognition? (1987)
  • Discussion leader: Emily Marshman, Pitt Physics Education Research group
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  • Discussion participants:
    • Lisa Bell-Loncella, Chemistry, Pitt Johnstown
    • Ryan Bird, Chemistry, Pitt Johnstown
    • Kay Brummond, Chemistry
    • Russell Clark, Physics and Astronomy
    • Joseph Grabowski, Chemistry
    • Marsha Grimmer, Chemistry, Pitt Johnstown
    • Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
    • Barbara Kucinski, Psychology
    • Alexandru Maries, dB-SERC Post-doc
    • John Ramirez, Computer Science
    • Jean Schmidt, Biological Sciences
    • Chris Schunn, LRDC/Psychology
    • Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC/Physics and Astronomy
    • Meiyi Song, CIDDE
    • Sybil Anne Streeter, Psychology

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June 13, 2014: Improving students' facility with interpreting figures when reading primary literature: "Figure facts"

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Formative assessment: discussed on May 30, 2014 at a dB-SERC pizza lunch

  • Paper discussed: P. Black and D. William - Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards through Classroom Assessment (2001)
  • Discussion leader: Dr. Alexandru Maries, dB-SERC Post-doc
  • Discussion summary
  • Discussion participants
    • Matteo Broccio, Physics and Astronomy
    • Joel Brady, CIDDE
    • Kay Brummond, Chemistry
    • Russell Clark, Physics and Astronomy
    • Elia Crisucci, Biological Sciences
    • Robert Devaty, Physics and Astronomy
    • Ayres Freitas, Physics and Astronomy
    • Joseph Grabowski, Chemistry
    • Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
    • Barbara Kucinski, Psychology
    • Ben Rottman, LRDC/Psychology
    • Chris Schunn, LRDC/Psychology
    • Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC/Physics and Astronomy
    • Meiyi Song, CIDDE

 

Cooperative learning: discussed on May 15, 2014 at a dB-SERC pizza lunch

  • Paper discussed: D. W. Johnson and R. T. Johnson - An Educational Psychology Success Story: Social Interdependence Theory and Cooperative Learning (2009)
  • Discussion leader: Dr. John Levine, LRDC/Psychology, Pitt
  • Discussion Participants:
    • Matteo Broccio, Physics and Astronomy
    • Kay Brummond, Chemistry
    • Mark Collins, Geological Sciences
    • Elia Crisucci, Biological Sciences
    • Robert Devaty, Physics and Astronomy
    • Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
    • Adam Leibovich, Physics and Astronomy
    • Peng Liu, Chemistry
    • Alexandru Maries, dB-SERC post-doc
    • Daniel Mosse, Computer Science
    • David Nero, Physics and Astronomy
    • Jeffrey Newman, Physics and Astronomy
    • John Ramirez, Computer Science
    • Ben Rottman, LRDC/Psychology
    • Hanna Salman, Physics and Astronomy
    • Jean Schmidt, Biological Sciences
    • Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC/Physics and Astronomy