Teaching & Learning Reading Group

What does research tell us about which teaching practices work best for student learning? How do people conduct education research? Please join us for bi-weekly discussions about teaching and education research throughout the school-year. Our reading group is open to faculty, staff, postdocs, and students. Feel free to join in at any point during the semester. Email Carolyn Aslan to receive the week’s reading and join the e-list.

The reading group is co-organized by Natasha G. Holmes, assistant professor in the Department of Physics specializing in Physics Education Research.

Dates & Times

When you join the e-list, you will receive the Zoom link to join the meetings.

Dates: Upcoming dates to be announced

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We usually discuss one article or book chapter each session, and we will be reading a broad range of research related to teaching practices in different disciplines and for different types of courses. We welcome suggestions for readings. Past topics have included:

  • Active learning strategies
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Gendered behaviors and gender differences in classrooms
  • Teaching as brain changing
  • Exams – free response vs. multiple choice
  • Using computer simulations
  • Measuring equality in student participation in class discussions