Wednesday, March 20
Welcome to the March edition of Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club.
Female role models show promise for inoculating women against the harmful impact of stereotypes impugning their ability in science, technology, engineering, and math. The authors conducted a test of a role model intervention, in which participants engaged in a reflective writing exercise designed to increase identification with STEM role models. Women who completed this exercise showed greater change in implicit and explicit stereotypes compared to women who were exposed to STEM role models, but did not engage in reflection. Among women exposed to role models, role model identification was negatively related to explicit stereotypes and positively related to STEM outcomes including GPA in STEM courses.
Thursday, April 18
Welcome to the April edition of Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club.
While there have been growing calls to understand and support rural student success in higher education, rural students' experiences remain largely misunderstood. In this article, the authors employ an integrative literature review method to synthesize existing literature on rural students' experiences and persistence in higher education. Author Ty McNamee will be joining us to summarize this research and discuss its findings with participants.