Journal Club

The Teaching Commons hosts a monthly Journal Club meeting to facilitate and encourage informal discussions of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Join us in reading a new article each month to discuss ideas, reactions, and questions with fellow colleagues interested in exploring innovation in teaching and learning.



Our Next Journal Club Discussion

We will be meeting on Thursday, January 16 from 2-3:30pm in the Teaching Commons lounge. We will be discussing Improving student engagement: Ten proposals for action.

If you have any suggestions for articles to discuss, or if you are interested in hosting a Journal Club meeting, email Lisa Endersby, Educational Developer, at

York University Libraries offer a variety of Research Guides to assist you in finding additional readings and research on topics discussed in the Journal Club.

Upcoming Journal Club Meetings

Monday, February 12 | 2-3:30pm

Tuesday, March 13 | 1:30-3pm

Tuesday, April 24 | 2-3:30pm

Past Journal Club Meetings

November 2017

Article: Shifting Identities and Blurring Boundaries: the Emergence of Third Space Professionals in UK Higher Education

October 2017

Article: Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams

September 2017

Article: Making the Connection Between Research and Reality: Strategies Teachers Use to Read and Evaluate Journal Articles

May 2017

Article: Educational Development as Pink Collar Labor: Implications and Recommendations

Blog Post

April 2017

Article: Putting Literacy in Its Place

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March 2017

Article: Community-Based Research and Student Learning

Blog Post

February 2017

Article: Is active learning like broccoli? Student perceptions of active learning in large lecture classes

Blog Post

Notebook Planning

January 2017

Article: Cutting the distance in distance education: Perspectives on what promotes positive, online learning experiences

Blog Post

November 2016

Article: The pedagogical balancing act: Teaching reflection in higher education

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