Journal Club Articles

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.

You can learn more about upcoming Journal Club meetings on our event page

Journal Club Articles: 2018-2019

May 2019 Article: Development of a New Framework to Guide, Assess, and Evaluate Student Reflections in a University Sustainability Course

April 2019 Article: Beliefs or Intentionality? Instructor Approaches to ePortfolio Pedagogy

March 2019 Article: Changes in First-Year Students’ Use of Research Resources: Impacts of an Interdisciplinary Seminar Program on Research and Literacy Learning Outcomes

February 2019 Article: Optimizing the Use of Interpolated Tests: The Influence of Interpolated Test Lag

January 2019 Article: Self-Disclosure Decisions of University Students with Learning Disabilities

November 2018 Article: Sparking SoTL: Triggers and Stories from One Institution

October 2018 Article: Implementation intentions during multimedia learning: Using if-then plans to facilitate cognitive processing

September 2018 Article: Family portrait: a profile of educational developers around the world

Past Journal Club Meetings

April 2018 Article: The Case for e-Book Literacy: Undergraduate Students’ Experience with e-Books for Course Work

March 2018 Article: The Effects of Attendance on Academic Performance: Panel Data Evidence for Introductory Microeconomics

February 2018 Article: Building the Teaching Commons

January 2018 Article: Improving student engagement: Ten proposals for action

November 2017 Article: Shifting Identities and Blurring Boundaries: the Emergence of Third Space Professionals in UK Higher Education

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October 2017 Article: Oakley, B., Felder, R. M., Brent, R., & Elhajj, I. (2004). Turning student groups into effective teams. Journal of Student Centered Learning, 2(1), 9-34.

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September 2017 Article: Making the Connection Between Research and Reality: Strategies Teachers Use to Read and Evaluate Journal Articles

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May 2017 Article: Educational Development as Pink Collar Labor: Implications and Recommendations

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April 2017 Article: Putting Literacy in Its Place

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March 2017 Article: Community-Based Research and Student Learning

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February 2017 Article: Is active learning like broccoli? Student perceptions of active learning in large lecture classes

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January 2017 Article: Cutting the distance in distance education: Perspectives on what promotes positive, online learning experiences

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November 2016 Article: The pedagogical balancing act: Teaching reflection in higher education

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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.