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Teaching and Learning Reading Groups

KCTL offers two reading groups, in addition to the New Faculty Reading Group, that meet monthly each semester to examine student and professor cultures here at KCC through the lens of thought-provoking readings.


Gordon Young (Communications and Performing Arts) is the facilitator of one these faculty interest groups and for the 2015-2016 academic year, his group has chosen to read Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel and The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein.

Another reading group, led by Janine Graziano (English, KCTL), has chosen, for Fall 2015, to read and discuss Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses.



In the past, KCC faculty read and discussed a number of books including How People Learn; Honored but Invisible; The Class; Thinking about Teaching and Learning; Higher Education: How Colleges are Wasting our Money and Failing our Kids and What We Can Do about It; Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior; The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement; In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic; Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker; The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember; Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty; Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them; Blueprint for Learning; and What the Best College Teachers Do.

For more information or to join, please contact Gordon at or Janine at We welcome all faculty and also KCC community members who work directly with students, and invite you to suggest future readings for the group. For our current and past work, please visit our wiki. 


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