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Graduate Idea Forum Study Group


Dean's Certificate in Pedagogy

All meetings will be at the Graduate School of Social Work, Kingsbury Room/110, unless otherwise noted.

Please contact Corey Shdaimah or Cheryl Selah to be added to our Blackboard site in order to access articles and book excerpts or if childcare is needed for any of the meetings.

Friday, September 29, 9-11am
David Thacher: "Normative Case Studies."

Thursday, December 21, 9:30-11:30am
Steven Johnson: "Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life"

Friday, January 19, 9-11am - Campus Center Room 200
Participants: Paul Grobstein, Judie McCoyd, Corey Shdaimah, Michael Pfeiffer, Lauren Cummings, Roland Stahl
Kent, D., Hayward, R. (2007). When Averages Hide Individual Differences in Clinical Trials. American Scientist, Vol. 95, pp. 60.
Gilgun, J., F. (2005). The Four Cornerstones of Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work. Research on Social Work Practice. Vol 15, 1, pp. 52.
McNeill, T. (2006). Evidence-based Practice in an Age of Relativism. Toward a Model for Practice. Social Work. Vol. 51, 2, pp147.

Thursday, April 12, 9-11am
Paul Farmer (2003). Pathologies of Power (1st chapter)

Tuesday, May 15, 9-10:30am
Sen, Amartya (2000). Will there be any hope for the poor? Time. May 22. pp 94-95.
Sen, Amartya (1985). Well-Being, Agency and Freedom: The Dewey Lectures 1984. The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 82, No. 4. (Apr., 1985), pp. 169-221.
Sen, Amartya (1993). The Economics of Life and Death. Scientific American, 268(5), 40. Retrieved Thursday, April 12, 2007 from the Scientific American Archive Online database.

Wednesday, June 27, 10am-12pm
Jonathan Lear. Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Tuesday, August 21, 9am-11am
Eric Kandel. In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

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