Proposal Title

Engaging Faculty in the Pedagogical Literature

Session Type

Presentation

Start Date

6-7-2011 1:15 PM

Keywords

literature, reading group, faculty development, professional development

Primary Threads

Teaching and Learning Science

Abstract

This panel presentation will describe the experience of a group of instructors (post-doctoral fellows and faculty members) from the Faculty of Science at Western who formed a Pedagogical Reading Group in 2009, and have been meeting monthly since that time. While we are each committed to keeping abreast of the scientific literature in our own research disciplines, this group facilitates allocation of some time toward studying the pedagogical literature. Our readings have included book chapters, opinion pieces, online publications, and full research articles on post-secondary teaching. Perhaps equally important has been the group's growing role in support, dialogue, critical appraisal and reflective practice. We will describe our experience in starting this "journal club" and keeping it active, and outline some of the ways in which involvement in the group has impacted our own teaching practice.

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Jul 6th, 1:15 PM

Engaging Faculty in the Pedagogical Literature

This panel presentation will describe the experience of a group of instructors (post-doctoral fellows and faculty members) from the Faculty of Science at Western who formed a Pedagogical Reading Group in 2009, and have been meeting monthly since that time. While we are each committed to keeping abreast of the scientific literature in our own research disciplines, this group facilitates allocation of some time toward studying the pedagogical literature. Our readings have included book chapters, opinion pieces, online publications, and full research articles on post-secondary teaching. Perhaps equally important has been the group's growing role in support, dialogue, critical appraisal and reflective practice. We will describe our experience in starting this "journal club" and keeping it active, and outline some of the ways in which involvement in the group has impacted our own teaching practice.