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The Decoding Interview, Live and Unplugged
- MacMillan, Margy; Yeo, Michelle; Currie, Genevieve; Pace, David; McCollum, Brett; Miller-Young, Janice — Librarian Margy MacMillan is interviewed by Michelle Yeo and Genevieve Currie with commentary by David Pace at the November 2016 Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, Canada. (Load times may be a little long, so please be patient. (https://mruir.mtroyal.ca/xmlui/handle/11205/355)
- “Creating Cultures of Collaborative and Innovative Scholarship: The Case of Decoding the Disciplines,” Leslie Cameron, Jared McBrady, David Pace, Peter Riegler, and Michelle Yeo
- Jared McBrady, “Incorporating Decoding the Disciplines into History Teacher Education” (A presentation for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning ISSOTL Connect 2021 Virtual Event)
- Leslie Cameron and Holly Pelnar, “Mental Processes Utilized by Faculty and Students During Graphical Interpretation” (A presentation for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning ISSOTL Connect 2021 Virtual Event)
Decoding the Ivory Tower
- A blog with entries about Decoding, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and related issues.
Decoding the Disciplines is a process for increasing student learning by narrowing the gap between expert and novice thinking. Beginning with the identification of bottlenecks to learning in particular disciplines, it seeks to make explicit the tacit knowledge of experts and to help students master the mental actions they need for success in particular courses.
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Steps in the Decoding Process
- Identify a bottleneck to learning
- Uncover the mental tasks needed to overcome the bottleneck
- Model these tasks
- Give students practice and feedback
- Motivate and lessen resistance
- Assess student mastery
- Share what has been learned through the Decoding process
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- Examples of the Decoding process in action on our YouTube Channel and in recent podcasts
- A bibliography of works on Decoding arranged by author or by subject
- Decoding the Ivory Tower (Click on the site’s Decoding the Disciplines tab under Categories to see examples of Decoding in action.)
- Books on Decoding
- Joan Middendorf and Leah Shopkow, Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks Get 20% off using code OVBN20
- David Pace, The Decoding the Disciplines Paradigm (Indiana University Press)
- Janice Miller-Young and Jennifer Boman, eds. Using the Decoding the Disciplines Framework for Learning Across Disciplines, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 150. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
- David Pace and Joan Middendorf, Decoding the Disciplines: Helping Students Learn Disciplinary Ways of Thinking (New Directions in Teaching and Learning, Vol. 98 (Fall 2004)
We view this website as a shared work-in-progress of the entire Decoding community, intended to make more available the work that is being done within this framework throughout the world. We look forward to your contributions and suggestions.