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Dec 7, 2020

Krista Rompolski again joins host Kevin Patton for a Journal Club episode to discuss a study of whether student feelings of how much they learn accurately reflect their actual learning. What were the results and how do they impact the effectiveness of our courses?

  • 00:46 | Kevin & Krista: Journal Club
  • 02:43 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 04:00 | Article Summary
  • 09:52 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 11:36 | Feeling of Learning vs. Actual Learning
  • 35:39 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 36:51 | More Discussion: Our Students
  • 47:49 | Staying Connected

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Kevin & Krista

2 minutes

Krista Rompolski joins host Kevin Patton for another TAPP Journal Club episode!


Journal Club: Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning in Response to Active Learning


Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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Article Summary

6 minutes

Krista Rompolski summarizes the essential content of this episode's journal article.

  • Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom (our journal article of focus)

see-saw: low end labeled "feeling of learning" high end labeled "actual learning"


Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction


Feeling of Learning vs. Actual Learning

24 minutes

Krista and Kevin discuss what they learned from the article and how that relates to their own experience as teachers and learners.

Episode 83 cover: Journal Club: Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning


Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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More Discussion: Our Students

11 minutes

Kevin and Krista bring back the discussion to how the new research might apply to our non-Harvard, non-engineering students—or whether it applies at all.

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