MRU Institute for SoTL

Next meeting of the SoTL journal club

Come one, come all!
Miriam Carey will be presenting the next paper:

Designing & evaluating students’ transformative learning by Nina B. Namaste
https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1188&context=cjsotl_rcacea

Please note that “interlopers” (people who aren’t presenting this term, and may have time only to read the abstract) ARE absolutely encouraged to attend!

Regards,
jon

When
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:00 am
Where
EL2462

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SoTL Reading Group for 2018 Schedule of events

Hi – here’s a message from Jon Mee about this year’s SoTL Reading Group
Here’s our schedule of meetings for the Winter 2018 semester (all in EL2462, which is the Flexible Learning Lab in the ADC):
Jan 8th, 11:30am (Presenter: Jon Mee) – light lunch provided
Jan 26th, 2pm (Presenter: Ana Colina) – coffee/tea and snacks provided
Feb 14th, 10:00am (Presenter: Miriam Carey) – coffee/tea and snacks provided
Feb 28th, 9:00am (Presenters: Chris Thomas and Erik Christiansen) – coffee/tea and snacks provided
March 14th, 11:30am (Presenter: Michelle Yeo) – coffee/tea and snacks provided
March 28th, 11:00am (Presenter: Karen Manarin) – coffee/tea and snacks provided
I’m up first, and I’ll be presenting the following paper:
I hope you can make it on January 8th (RSVP to jmee@mtroyal.ca), and have a great holiday!
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Join the SoTL Reading Group!

SoTL Reading Group Organizational Meeting
Dear Colleagues,
The MRU SoTL reading group will be back for a second year.

The first organizational meeting will take place on December 12th 2017 at noon  in : EL 2462 (Riddell Library and Learning Centre). We will discuss the format and schedule of future discussions (to be held in 2018).

There will be treats!

Following from last year’s iteration of this initiative, these scholarly meetings are intended to bring together people interested or engaged in SoTL to talk about important contributions to the field. Some people might call this a “journal club”.

Please feel free to circulate this email and invite others. Please let me know if you never want to hear about this from me again!

Warmly,

Jon

 

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7th meeting of the SoTL Journal Club

Hello SoTL (and related) people!

Michelle Yeo will be presenting our next (and last!) paper on April 4th at 11:30am:
Perkins, K. M. (2016). Down the SoTL Rabbit Hole: Using a Phenomenological Approach to Parse the Development of Student Actors. Teaching & Learning Inquiry4(1), 1-10.
As usual, we’ll be meeting in the Faculty Centre meeting room #1.
Here’s a finely-crafted link to the paper:
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6th meeting of the SoTL Journal club

Hello people who are interested in discussion of SoTL (and related) research!

Margot Underwood and Stephanie Zettel will be presenting our next paper on March 23rd at 11am:
Miller-Young, J., Dean, Y., Rathburn, M., Pettit, J., Underwood, M., Gleeson, J., Lexier, R., Calvert, V. and Clayton, P. (2015). Decoding ourselves: an inquiry into faculty learning about reciprocity in service-learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 22(1): 32-47.
Here’s a finely-crafted link (that should even work off-campus) to the paper
Warmly,
jon
Full SoTL Reading Group W17 Schedule:
Jan 9th, 3:30pm (Presenter: Jon Mee)
Jan 20th, 12:00pm (Presenter: Margy MacMillan)
Feb 3rd, 12:00pm (Presenter: Sally Haney)
Feb 15th, 11:00am (Presenter: Melanie Rathburn)
March 10th, 12:00pm (Presenter: Ana Colina)
March 23rd, 11:00am (Co-presenters: Margot Underwood and Stephanie Zettel)
April 4th, 11:30am (Presenter: Michelle Yeo)
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Fifth meeting of the SoTL Journal Club

Our reading group last met on Feb 15th (just before the reading week), and we had a great discussion led by Melanie Rathburn. Thanks Melanie!
Ana Colina will be presenting our next paper on March 10th at noon (note the time change relative to the previously-distributed schedule):
Beck, C., Butler, A., & da Silva, K. B. (2014). Promoting inquiry-based teaching in laboratory courses: are we meeting the grade? CBE-Life Sciences Education13(3), 444-452.
As usual, we will be meeting in the Faculty Centre meeting room #1.
Here’s a finely-crafted link (that should even work off-campus) to the paper
Warmly,
jon
Full SoTL Reading Group W17 Schedule:
Jan 9th, 3:30pm (Presenter: Jon Mee)
Jan 20th, 12:00pm (Presenter: Margy MacMillan)
Feb 3rd, 12:00pm (Presenter: Sally Haney)
Feb 15th, 11:00am (Presenter: Melanie Rathburn)
March 10th, 12:00pm (Presenter: Ana Colina)
March 23rd, 11:00am (Co-presenters: Margot Underwood and Stephanie Zettel)
April 4th, 11:30am (Presenter: Michelle Yeo)
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Fourth meeting of the SoTL journal club

We had another great discussion on Friday. Thanks to Sally Haney for presenting last week’s article.

Melanie Rathburn will be presenting our next paper on Feb 15th at 11am in Faculty Centre Rm 1
McLean, A.J., Bond, C.H., and Nicholson, H.D. 2015. An anatomy of feedback: a phenomenographic investigation of undergraduate students’ conceptions of feedback. Studies In Higher Education 40(5): 921-932.

Here’s a finely-crafted link (that will even work off-campus) to the paper
http://library.mtroyal.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2013.855718

Warmly,
jon

Full SoTL Reading Group W17 Schedule:
Jan 9th, 3:30pm (Presenter: Jon Mee)
Jan 20th, 12:00pm (Presenter: Margy MacMillan)
Feb 3rd, 12:00pm (Presenter: Sally Haney)
Feb 15th, 11:00am (Presenter: Melanie Rathburn)
March 10th, 9:00am (Presenter: Ana Colina)
March 23rd, 11:00am (Co-presenters: Margot Underwood and Stephanie Zettel)
April 4th, 11:30am (Presenter: Michelle Yeo)

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Third meeting of the SoTL journal club..

Sally Haney will be presenting our next paper:
Knudsen, S. (2014). Students are doing it for themselves – ‘the problem-oriented problem’ in academic writing in the humanities. Studies in Higher Education, 39(10), 1838-1859. doi:10.1080/03075079.2013.806455

Here’s a finely-crafted link to the paper: http://library.mtroyal.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2013.806455

From Sally:
“I invite the group to reading this article about the problem with problems. In it, the author makes an interesting argument about the lack of scaffolding many educators provide when asking students to contemplate a problem in the problem-based learning paradigm. For discussion, I would ask participants to come to the table with some thoughts about how problems are discussed/framed/scaffolded in their disciplines, and what, if anything, they might do differently as a result of this particular reading.”

When
Fri Feb 3, 2017 12pm – 1pm Mountain Time – Edmonton

 

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