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


Critical Thinking

Updated 11/23/06


  1. Adams,K.; Duschl, R.; Gitomer, D. "Rethinking Teaching for Student Success," Science Scope. 1995, 18-21.
  2. Ahtee, M.; Varjola, I., "Students' Understanding of Chemical Reactions," Int. J. Sci. Educ. 1998, 20, 303-316.
  3. Angelo, T., "A Teacher's Dozen," AAHE Bulletin. 1993, 3-8.
  4. Bhattacharyya, G.; Bodner, G. M., "It Gets me to the Product: How Students Propose Organic Mechanisms," J. Chem. Ed., 2005, 82, 1402.
  5. Bodner, G. M. "Constructivism: A Theory of Learning," J. Chem. Educ. 1986,  63, 873-878.
  6. Cannon, J., "Cooperating with Constructivism," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1999, 29, 17-23.
  7. Caprio, M. "Easing into Constructivism," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1994, 210-212.
  8. Cross K. "Closing the Gaps between Teaching and Learning," Journal of College Reading and Learning. 1993, 26(1), 1-10.
  9. Darling-Hammond, L. "The Futures of Teaching," Educational Leadership. 1988, 4-10.
  10. Felder, R. "Reaching the Second Tier-Learning and Teaching Styles in College Science Education," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1993, 22(5), 286-290.
  11. Garmston, R.; Wellman, B. "Insights from Constructivist Learning Theory," Educational Leadership. 1994, 15(7), 84-85
  12. Gibbs, A.; Lawson A. "The Nature of Scientific Thinking As Reflected by the Work of Biologists & by Biology Text books," The American Biology Teacher. 1992, 54(3), 137-152.
  13. Haertel, G.; Walberg, H.; Wang, M. "What Helps Students Learn?," Educational Leadership. 1994, 51(4), 74-79.
  14. Hassard, J. Minds on Science; HarperCollins: Chapter 2
  15. 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.
  16. Jones-Wilson, T. M., "Teaching Problem-Solving Skills without Sacrificing Course Content," J. College Sci. Teach., September 2005, 42-46.
  17. Kloss, R. "Helping Students through the Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development," College Teaching, 1992, 42, 151-158.
  18. Lawson, A. E.; Lewis, C. M.; Birk, J. P., "Why Do Students "Cook" Data," J. Coll. Sci. Teach.1999, 29, 191-198.
  19. Lawson, A. E., "The Development of Reasoning among College Biology Students" A Review of Research," J. Coll. Sci. Teach.,  1992, 22, 338-344.
  20. Lopushinsky, T., "Scientific Truth - A Barrier to Understanding," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1999, 29, 93-94.
  21. Lord, T., "Using Constructivism to Enhance Student Learning in College Biology," J. Coll. Sci. Teach., 1994,  23, 346-348.
  22. Marbach-Ad, G.; Sokolove, P. G. J. Coll. Sci. Teach.. 2000, 30, 192-195.
  23. Maudlin, R. F.; Lonney, L. W., "Scientific Reasoning for Nonscience Majors," J. Coll. Sci.. Teach.. 1999, 28, 416-421.
  24. Nelson C. E., "Critical Thinking and Collaborative Learning," New Direct. Teach. Learn., 1994, 59, 45-57.
  25. Nelson, C. E. "Skewered on the Unicorn's Horn:  The Illusion of Tragic Trade off Between Content and Critical Thinking in the Teaching of Science," Enhancing Critical Thinking in the Sciences. Educ. L. W. Crow, Society for College Science Teaching, Washington, D.C. 1989, pp. 17-27.
  26. Nelson, C. E.,. "Tools For Tampering With Teaching Taboos," in New Paradigms for College Teaching, Campbell, W. E.; Smith, K. A., Eds., Interaction Book Co., Edina, MI, 1997, 52-77.
  27. Nelson, C. E., "Student Diversity Requires Different Approaches To College Teaching, Even in Math and Science," American Behavioral Scientist, 1996, 40(2), 165-174.
  28. Norris, S. P.; Enis, R. H., Evaluating Critical Thinking, Midwest Publications, Pacific Grove, CA, 1989.
  29. Olmsted, J. "Personalizing the Large Lecture Class," Exchanges. 1994, Fall, 9-10.
  30. Schulte, P. "A Definition of Constructivism," Science Scope. 1996, 20(3), 25-27.
  31. Scudder, P. H., "Database vs. Expert System Teaching Paradigms: Using Organic Reaction Mechanisms to Teach Chemical Intuition," J. Chem. Educ. 1997,74, 77-781.
  32. Rasp, S. L., "Toward More Performance Assessment in Chemistry," J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 64-66.
  33. Venable, T. L. "Errors as Teaching Tools - The Mass Media Mistake," J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 1998, 28 (Sept.-Oct), 33-37.
  34. Zoller, U., "Fostering of Question-Asking Ability - A Meaningful Aspect of Problem Solving in Chemistry," J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 510-512.