EdCog Journal Club

Would you like to join a lively group of faculty, staff, and students for a weekly meeting to discuss a journal article related to Education & Cognition?
We will be holding all Winter 2020 meetings online only on Wednesdays, 11:30am via Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/584207099. Please email Connie Imbault for the password: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or you can join us on the McCall MacBain Postdoctoral Fellows Teaching and Leadership Program Facebook page. 

Winter 2020

Module 1

Practice Testing

January 8

Rawson, K. A., Dunlosky, J., & Sciartelli, S. M. (2013). The power of successive relearning: Improving performance on course exams and long-term retention. Educational Psychology Review25(4), 523-548.

Optional: Dunlosky, J. (2013). Strengthening the student toolbox: Study strategies to boost Learning. American Educator, 37(3), 12-21.

January 15

Introduction & 8: Practice Testing: Dunlosky, J., Rawson, K. A., Marsh, E. J., Nathan, M. J., & Willingham, D. T. (2013). Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 14(1), 4–58

January 22

Richland, L. E., Kornell, N., & Kao, L. S. (2009). The pretesting effect: Do unsuccessful retrieval attempts enhance learning?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15(3), 243.

January 29

James, K. K., & Storm, B. C. (2019). Beyond the pretesting effect: What happens to the information that is not pretested?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Module 2

Desirable Difficulties

February 5

Bjork, E. L., & Bjork, R. A. (2011). Making things hard on yourself, but in a good way: Creating desirable difficulties to enhance learning. Psychology and the Real World: Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society, 56–64.

February 12

D’Mello, S., Lehman, B., Pekrun, R., & Graesser, A. (2014). Confusion can be beneficial for learning. Learning and Instruction, 29, 153-170.

February 19

Reading Week - No Meeting

Module 3

Multimedia Learning

February 26

Fenesi, B., & Kim, J. A. (2014). Learners misperceive the benefits of redundant text in multimedia learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 710

March 4

Mayer, R. E., & Moreno, R. (2003). Nine ways to reduce cognitive load in multimedia learning. Educational Psychologist, 38(1), 43–52.

March 11

Issa, N., Mayer, R. E., Schuller, M., Wang, E., Shapiro, M. B., & DaRosa, D. A. (2013). Teaching for understanding in medical classrooms using multimedia design principles. Medical Education, 47(4), 388-396.

March 18

Khot, Z., Quinlan, K., Norman, G. R., & Wainman, B. (2013). The relative effectiveness of computer‐based and traditional resources for education in anatomy. Anatomical Sciences Education, 6(4), 211-215.

Module 4

Active Learning

March 25

McConnell, D. A., Steer, D. N., & Owens, K. D. (2003). Assessment and active learning strategies for introductory geology courses. Journal of Geoscience Education, 51(2), 205-216.

April 1

Keough, S. M. (2012). Clickers in the Classroom: A Review and a Replication. Journal of Management Education36(6), 822-847.

April 8

Rohrer, D., Dedrick, R. F., Hartwig, M. K., & Cheung, C. N. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of interleaved mathematics practice. Journal of Educational Psychology.

April 15

Carvalho, P.F., Sana, F. & Yan, V.X. Self-regulated spacing in a massive open online course is related to better learning. npj Sci. Learn. 5, 2 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41539-020-0061-1

April 22

Szpunar, K. K., Khan, N. Y., & Schacter, D. L. (2013). Interpolated memory tests reduce mind wandering and improve learning of online lectures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(16), 6313-6317.

Optional: Yang, C., Potts, R., & Shanks, D. R. (2018). Enhancing learning and retrieval of new information: a review of the forward testing effect. NPJ science of learning, 3(1), 1-9

Module 5

Writing Test Questions

April 29

Abdulghani, H. M., Ahmad, F., Irshad, M., Khalil, M. S., Al-Shaikh, G. K., Syed, S., ... & Haque, S. (2015). Faculty development programs improve the quality of Multiple Choice Questions items' writing. Scientific Reports, 5, 9556.

Optional: Forehand, M. (2017). Ch. 8 Bloom’s Taxonomy. Instructional Methods, Strategies and Technologies to Meet the Needs of All Learners.

May 6

Jensen, J. L., McDaniel, M. A., Woodard, S. M., & Kummer, T. A. (2014). Teaching to the test… or testing to teach: Exams requiring higher order thinking skills encourage greater conceptual understanding. Educational Psychology Review, 26(2), 307-329.

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