A Bibliography of Science Teaching Pedagogy
with an Emphasis on Chemistry, Part I


General Pedagogy

Updated 3/15/08


  1. Adams, J. P.; Slater, T. E. "Using Action Research to Bring the Large Class Down to Size," J. Col Sci. Teach. 1998, 28 (November), 87-90.
  2. Adams, K.; Duschl, R.; Gitomer, D. "Rethinking Teaching for Student Success," Science Scope. 1995, 18-21.
  3. Alexander, S.V., "Periodic Table Target: A Game that Introduces the Biological Significance of Chemical Element Periodicity," J. Chem. Ed., 2008, 85, 516-517.
  4. Allen, D., "The Power of Problem-Based Learning in Teaching Introductory Science Courses." New Direct. Teach. Learn. 1996, 68, 43-53.
  5. Ambron, J., "Writing to Improve Learning in Biology," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1987, 16, 263-266.
  6. Angelo, T. "A xTeacherxs Dozen," AAHE Bulletin. 1993, 45(8), 3-8.
  7. Aubrecht, G. J., "Is there a Connection between Testing and Teaching?," J. Res. Sci. Teach. 1990/1991, 20, 152-157.
  8. Banta, T., Teaching on Solid Ground, 1996, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.
  9. Barr, R.; Tagg, J. "From Teaching to Learning," Change. 1995, 27(6), 13-25.
  10. Benson, D. L.; Wittrock, M. C.; Bauer, M. E. "Students Preconceptions on the Nature of Gases," J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 1993, 30, 587-597
  11. Birk, J. B.; Kurtz, M. J. "Effect of Experience on Retention and Elimination of Misconceptions about Molecular Structure and Bonding," J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 124-128.
  12. Bodner, G. M., "Twenty TYears of Learning: How to do Research in Chemical Education," J. Chem. Ed., 81, 618.
  13. Bradley, A.Z., Ulrich, S.M.; Jones, M.; Jones, S.M., "Teaching the Sophomore Organic Course without a Lecture. Are you Crazy?", J. Chem. Educ., 2002, 79, 514-519.
  14. Brisco, C.; LaMater, U. S., "Meaningful Learning in College Biology Trough Concept Mapping," Amer. Biol. Teacher, 1991, 53, 214-218.
  15. Brooks, D. W., Eds.; Web-Teaching ; Plenum Press: New York, 1997.
  16. Brooks, D. W.; Fuller, R. G.; James, H. J.; Lewis, L. C.; Debry, J.; Johnson, J. W.; Silberman, R. G." Sabbatical leaves in pedagogy," J. Chem. Educ. 1980, 57, 845.
  17. Bruer, J. T., "The Mind's Journey from Novice to Expert." American Educator, 1993, 17(2), 6-15.
  18. Bunce, D. "The Quiet Revolution in Science Education," J. Coll. Sci. Teach.. 1996, 25(3), 169-171.
  19. Caprio, M., Educ., From Traditional Approaches to Innovation, The Society for College Science Teachers, 1997
  20. Capps, K., "Chemistry Taboo: An Active Learning Game for the General Cheicstry Classroom," J. Chem. Ed., 2008, 85, 518.
  21. Cario, M. W.; Micikas, L. B., "Getting There from Here: Making the Transition from Traditional Teaching Practices to Those That are Student Centered," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1997/1998, 27, 217-221.
  22. Cardelle-Elawar, M. "The Teacher as Researcher in the Classroom," Action in Teacher Education. 1993, 15(1), 49-57.
  23. Cardellini, L. “Conceiving of Concept Maps To Foster Meaningful Learning: An Interview with Joseph D. Novak,”  J. Chem. Ed., 2004,  81, 1303-1308.
  24. Cohen, K. C. Educ.; Crosby, G. "The Necessary Role of Scientists in the Education of Elementary Teachers," J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 271-272.
  25. Collard, D.M.; Giradot, S.P.; Deutsch, H.M., "From the Textbook to the Lecture: Improving Prelecture Preparation," J. Chem. Educ., 2002, 79, 529-523.
  26. Craig, A., "Chemical Perspectives and Practice: A Chemistry Content Course for Prospective Teacher Within the Framework of a State Systemic Initiative (NSF), J. Chem. Educ. 1997,74, 1075.
  27. Cross K. "Closing the Gaps Between Teaching and Learning," J. Coll. Reading and Learning. 1993, 26(1), 1-10.
  28. Crowther, D. T., "Cooperating with Constructivism, J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1999, 29, September/October, 17-23.
  29. Darling-Hammond, L. "The Future of Teaching," Educational Leadership. 1988, 4-10.
  30. Davis, B. G. Tools for Teaching, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1995.
  31. Davis, Scott, A.; George, A. "Chemistry for Children: A Program in Precollege Chemistry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers," J. Chem. Educ. 1997,74,59-61.
  32. Dobson, G. P. "Reshaping the Teaching of Science: A Scientist's Perspective," J. Chem. Educ. 1997,74, 453-454.
  33. Druger, "A Perspective on Exams and Grading, J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 2000, 30, 210-212..
  34. Ege, S. N.; Coppola, B. P.; Lawton, R. G. "The University of Michigan Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum 1. Philosophy, Curriculum, and the Nature of Change," J. Chem. Educ. 1997,74, 84-94.
  35. Ellis, J. W. "How are We Going to Teach Organic if the Task Force Has Its Way?" J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 399-403.
  36. Foundations, The challenge and Promise of K-8 Science Education Reform, National Science Foundation Vol. 1: Arlington, VA, 1997.
  37. Farrell, J. J.; Moog, R. S.; Spencer, J. N., "A Guided Inquiry General Chemistry Course," J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 570-574.
  38. Felder, R. M.; Brent, R., "Navigating the Bumpy Road to Student-Centered Instruction," College Teaching, 1996, 44, 43-47.
  39. Friedmann, H. C. "Fifty -Six Laws of Good Teaching," J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 413-414.
  40. Gabel, D., "Improving Teaching and Learning Through Chemistry Education Research: A Look to the Future," J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 548-554.
  41. Gillespie, R. J., "Teaching Molecular Geometry with the VSEPR Model," J. Chem. Ed., 2004, 81, 298.
  42. Goldenberg, C.; Gallimore, R. "Changing Teaching Takes More Than a One-Shot Workshop," Educational Leadership. 1991, 49(3), 69-71.
  43. Goodwin, A., "Wonder and the Teaching and Learning of Science." Education in Science, 1994, 159, 8-9.
  44. Grasha, A. Teaching with Style, Alliance Publishers, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996.
  45. Green, G.; Rollnick, M., "The Role of Structure of the Discipline in Improving Student Understanding: The Case of Organic Chemistry," J. Chem. Ed., 2006, 83, 1376.
  46. Hahn, K. E.; Polik, W. A., "Factors Influencing Success in Physical Chemistry," J. Chem. Ed., 2004, 81, 567.
  47. Haight, G. P., Jr. "Perils of Pedagogy: Or Trial by Error," J. Chem. Educ. 1979, 56, 586.
  48. Hake, R. R. "Socratic Pedagogy in the Introductory Physics Laboratory," The Physics Teacher, 1992, 30, 546-552.
  49. Herron, J. D. "Piaget for Chemists," J. Chem. Educ. 1975, 52, 146-150.
  50. Herron, J. D. The Chemistry Classroom: Formulas for Successful Teaching, American Chemical Society, Washington D. C., 1996.
  51. Hoffmann, R.; Coppola, B. P. "Some Heretical Thoughts on What are Students are Telling Us," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1999, 25, 390-394
  52. Holdzko, D.; Lutz, P. B Research Within Reach: Science Education.  A Research-Guided Response to the Concerns of Educators.; NSTA Publications: Washington, D.C.1991,
  53. Inman, D. "Water Rockets and Indirect Measurement," Science Scope. 1997, 22-23.
  54. Instructionally Speaking , Center for Effective Teaching, California State University, Los Angeles, A monthly publication on various issues in college teaching.
  55. Internet Links for Science Education; Plenum Press: New York, 1997
  56. Johnstone, A. "Chemistry Teaching - Science or Alchemy?" J. Chem, Educ. 1997, 74, 262-268.
  57. Jones,L.; Buckler, H.; Cooper, N.; Straushein, B. "Preparing Preservice Chemistry Teachers for Constructivist Classrooms through Use of Authentic Activities," J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 787-788.
  58. Kaahaaina, N. "Rockets Away!" Science Scope, 1997, 14-22.
  59. Katz, D. A., "Science Demonstrations, Experiments and Resources.  A Reference List for Elementary through College Teachers Emphasizing Chemistry with some Physics and Life Science," J. Chem. Educ., 1991, 68, 235-244.
  60. Katz, M. "Teaching Organic Chemistry Via Student-Directed Learning," J. Chem. Educ., 1996, 73, 440-445.
  61. Kelter, P.;Carr, J.; Johnson, T. "The Chemical and Educational Appeal of the Orange Juice Clock," J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 1123-1127.
  62. Labianca, D. A.; Reeves, W. J. College Teaching, 1985, 35, 9-12
  63. Lederman, N. G.; Gess-Newsome, J.; Zeidler, D. L., "Summary of Research in Science Education," J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 1993, 77, 465-555.
  64. Lewis, D. "A Simple Boyle's Law Experiment," J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 209-210.
  65. Libby, D. "Piaget and Organic Chemistry," J. Chem. Educ., 1995, 72, 626-631.
  66. Lopushinsky, T. "Scientific 'Truth' - A Barrier to Understanding," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1999, 29, 93-94.
  67. Lowman, J. Mastering the Technique of Teaching, 2nd Educ., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1995.
  68. Olmsted, J. A., "The Mid-Lecture Break: When Less is More," J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 525-527.
  69. Mauldin, R. "Introducing Scientific Reasoning with the Penny Lab," J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 952-955.
  70. Mayberry, M.; Rees, M. N. "Feminist Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary Praxis, and Science Education." NWSA Journal, 1997, 9(1), 57.
  71. Menges, R. J.; Weimer, M., Teaching on Solid Ground: Using Scholarship to Improve Practice, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1996.
  72. McDermott, L. C., "A Perspective on Teacher Preparation in Physics and Other Sciences: The Need for Special Courses for Teachers," Am. J. Phys. 1990, 58, 734-742.
  73. McDermott, L. C., "What we Teach and What is Learned: Closing the Gap, " Amer. J. Phys. 1991, 59, 301-315.
  74. Monk, M; Osborne, J., "Placing the History and Philosophy of Science on the Curriculum: A Model for the Development of Pedagogy." Science Education, 1997, 8(14), 405.
  75. Nakhleh, M. B., "Why Some Students Don't Learn Chemistry," J. Chem. Educ., 1992, 69, 191-196.
  76. Nakhleh, M. B.; Mitchell, R. C. "Concept Learning versus Problem Solving: There is a Difference," J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 190-192.
  77. National Research Council, National Science Education Standards, National Academy Press, Washington, D. C., 1996.
  78. National Research Council, Science Teaching Reconsidered, National Academy Press, Washington, D. C., 1997.
  79. New Paradigms for College Teaching, Campbell, D. E.; Smith, K. A. Editors, Interaction Book Co., Edina, Minnesota, 1997.
  80. Nicoll, G.; Francisco, J.; Nakhleh, M., "An Investigation of the Value of Using Concept Maps in General Chemistry," J. Chem. Ed. 2001, 78, 1111-11177..
  81. Nilsson, M. R., "Student Taught Review Sessions:  Fostering Communication Skills and Reinforcing Concepts,"  J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 628.
  82. Ochs, R. S. "The First-Day Quiz as a Teaching Technique," J. Chem. Educ., 1998, 75, 401-403.
  83. O'Haver, T. C.; Chemistry for Preservice Middle School Teachers," J. Chem. Educ. 1997,74, 522.
  84. Olmsted, J. "Personalizing the Large Lecture Class," Exchanges. 1994, 9-10.
  85. Peters, M. J.; Mitchell, D. E.,"A Stronger Profession Through Appropriate Teacher Incentives," Educational Leadership. 74-78.
  86. The Professor in the Classroom, Published 36 times per year.  A newsletter addressing all areas of college teaching, P. O. Box 1207, Manhattan, Kansas 66505-1207.
  87. Reynolds, K. "Science or Distortion?," Science Scope. April 1995, 48.
  88. Rokitka, M. A. "Life In Space:  An Undergraduate Seminar Experience," 1993, 701,134
  89. Roth, K. J. "Science Education: It's Not Enough To 'Do' Or 'Relate'," The American Educator. 1989, 151-163.
  90. Rovick, A.; Michael, J.; Li, J., "ABASE: A Multi-Component Computer Program to Teach Acid-Base," Annal. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1993, 701, 136.
  91. 82.Rowe, M.B. "Getting Chemistry off the Killer Course List," J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 954-956.
  92. Roychoudhury, A.; Tippins, D.; Nichols, S., "An Exploratory Attempt Toward a Feminist Pedagogy for Science Education." Action in Teacher Education, 1993/1994, 15(4), 36-46.
  93. Russell, J. V., "Using Games to Teach Chemistry," J. Chem.. Educ. 1999, 76 481-484.
  94. Sadler, P. M.; Haller, D.; Garfield, E., "Observational Journals: An Aid to Sky Watching," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 2000,  30, 245-254.
  95. Shmaeksky, B. R., "MOS: The Critical Elements of Doing Effective Classroom Demonstreations," J. Coll. Sci. Teah., 2005, 35, 44-45.
  96. Scudder, P. "Database vs. Expert System Teaching Paradigms: Using Organic Reaction Mechanisms to Teach Chemical Intuition," J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 777-781.
  97. Seymour, E., "Revisiting the Iceberg Problem: Science, Mathematics and Engineering Students Still Chilled Out, J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1995, 24, 392-400.
  98. Sevcik, R.S.; Hicks, O.; Schultz, L.D., "Elements - A Card Game of Chemical Names and Symbols," J. Chem. Ed., 2008, 85, 514-515.
  99. Shaw, K., "The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Serpentine Remains," J. Chem. Ed., 2008, 85, 507-513.
  100. Shiland, T. W. "Constructivism: The Implications for Laboratory Work," J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 107-109.
  101. Shusterman, A.; Shusterman, G. "Teaching Chemistry with Electron Density Models," J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 771-776.
  102. Silver, H.; Hansen, J. R., Teaching Styles and Strategies, Hanson Strong and Associates, Morrestown, NJ, 1981.
  103. Silverthorn, D. U "Teaching Concept Maping," Annal. N. Y. Acad, Sci. 1993, 701, 139.
  104. Sorcinelli, M. "Research findings on the Seven Principles," New Direct. Teach. Learn., 1991, 47, 13-25.
  105. Spencer, J. N., "New Directions in Teaching Chemistry: A Philosophical and Pedagogical Basis," J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 566-569.
  106. Spencer, J. N., "New Approaches to Chemistry Teaching: 2005 Geirge C. Pimentel Award," J. Chem. Ed., 2006, 83, 528.
  107. Stephans, J., Targeting Students Misconceptions: Physical Science Activities Using the Conceptual Change Model, Idea Factory, Riverview, Florida, 1994.
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  110. Tobias, S.; Raphael, J. B., "In Class Examinations in College-Level Science:  New Theory, New Practice," J. Sci. Educ. Tech., 1996, 5, 311-320.
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  112. Utria-Echevarria, C.; Bravo, M., "Understanding of the Mole Concept Achieved by students in a Constructivist General Chemistry Course," Journal of Mathematics and Science, 2001, 4 (2), 75-96.
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  115. Wells, M. "A Modeling Method for High School Physics Instruction," Amer. J. Phys., 1995, 63, 606-619.
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  117. White, M. A. "Statement of Learning Philosophy: Crystallizing Student Goals and Opening Lines of Communication," J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 1325-1326.
  118. Wilson, J. W. "Writing to Learn in an Organic Chemistry Course," J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 1019-1020.
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  120. Yoder, C. H.; Yoder, C. S. Periodic chart pedagogy (EQE). J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 759.
  121. Zoller, U., "Students' Misunderstandings and Misconceptions in College Freshmen Chemistry," J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 1990, 27, 1053-1065.
  122. Zoller, U., "Teaching Tomorrow's College Science Courses - Are We Getting It Right?" J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 2000, 2000, 409-414.