Proposal Title

"Reverse journal club": Giving students less but asking for more

Presenter Information

Bill Ju, University of TorontoFollow

Session Type

Short and Tweet

Room

PAB 106

Start Date

9-7-2013 2:15 PM

Keywords

Journal club, higher order thinking, critical thinking

Primary Threads

Evaluation of Learning

Abstract

Although journal clubs are a staple of senior level courses, we propose to use a "reverse journal club" format to evaluate whether students have appropriately synthesized key learning inventory concepts. Briefly, students are given lectures on various topics and then provided with minimal information in the form of figures and figure legends that demonstrate key concepts in neuroscience taken from published journal articles. Students are then asked to provide the context of the experiments, details of the experimental models that were potentially used and possible caveats. This higher level of synthesis, currently used in take home exams will be integrated within various 3rd and 4th year classroom settings in the next semester. This short and tweet presentation will focus on the implementation, successes and caveats associated with this approach.

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"Reverse journal club": Giving students less but asking for more

PAB 106

Although journal clubs are a staple of senior level courses, we propose to use a "reverse journal club" format to evaluate whether students have appropriately synthesized key learning inventory concepts. Briefly, students are given lectures on various topics and then provided with minimal information in the form of figures and figure legends that demonstrate key concepts in neuroscience taken from published journal articles. Students are then asked to provide the context of the experiments, details of the experimental models that were potentially used and possible caveats. This higher level of synthesis, currently used in take home exams will be integrated within various 3rd and 4th year classroom settings in the next semester. This short and tweet presentation will focus on the implementation, successes and caveats associated with this approach.