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/3254128305. Please email Connie Imbault for the password: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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