Theme: Integrating Critical Pedagogy into Online Labs

Questions to Ponder

  • What struck you from today's vidcast or readings? Any Aha's?
  • What specific considerations do we need to make when we apply critical pedagogy in F2F labs? In online labs? In research labs?
  • What kinds of power structures exist in labs? Why do these exist? How do they manifest?
  • How do we share power in these spaces?

Readings, Videos, Podcasts, etc.

Minimum participation: DPL Vidcast Episode 5 with Maria Gallardo-Williams

DPL Vidcast Episode 5 - Maria Gallardo-Williams and Rissa talk about using Critical Digital Pedagogy in Online Labs

Medium participation

Online Learning in a Hurry with Dave Cormier Guest Episode 3 - Trust your STEM Students (Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh)

Sorensen-Unruh, C. (2020). Online Labs and the Question of the Relevance of the Lab Curriculum [Blog Post]. ChemEdX.

Hofstein, A., & Lunetta, V. N. (2004). The laboratory in science education: Foundations for the Twenty-First Century. Science Education, 88(1), 28-54.

Everything after this heading constitutes HIGH participation

Resources to Explore

MERLOT Virtual Lab Home

Dave Cormier's Magic Online Lab Google Spreadsheet

AAAS Science in the Classroom


Prescod-Weinstein, C. (2015 April 25). Decolonizing Science Reading List [Blog Post].

Extension Readings, Videos, Podcasts, etc. [THESE ARE SUPER OPTIONAL!]

Dunnagan, C. L., Dannenburg, D. A., Cuales, M. P., Earnest, A. D., Gurnsey, R. M., & Gallardo-Williams, M. T. (2020). Production and evaluation of a realistic immersive virtual reality organic chemistry laboratory experience: Infrared spectroscopy. J. Chem. Educ., 97(1), 258-262.

Lawrie, G. A., Grøndahl, L., Boman, S., & Andrews, T. (2016). Wiki Laboratory Notebooks: Supporting Student Learning in Collaborative Inquiry-Based Laboratory Experiments. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 25(3), 394–409.

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