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Publications by, or related to, Alex Johnstone

Alex created, and for years directed, the Center for Science Education at Glasgow University (embedded in the Chemistry Department).

By Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

  • A quick bio of him

    The following list is in chronological (not author) ordering.

    Cassels, J.R.T. (1980) Language and thinking in science – some investigations with multiple choice questions Ph.D. thesis, University of Glasgow

    A.H. Johnstone (1982) "Macro- and microchemistry" School Science Review vol.64 pp.377-379

    Cassels, J.R.T. & Johnstone, A.H. (1983) "The meaning of words and the teaching of chemistry" Education in chemistry vol.20 pp.10-11

    Cassels, J.R.T. & Johnstone, A.H. (1984) "The effect of language on student performance on multiple choice tests in chemistry" Journal of Chemical Education vol.61 pp.613-615

    The Royal Society of Chemistry (1985) Words that matter in science

    Johnstone, A.H. (1991) "Why is science difficult to learn? Things are seldom what they seem" Journal of computer assisted learning vol.7 no.2 pp.75-83

    A. H. Johnstone and F. F. Al-Naeme (1991) "Room for scientific thought?" International Journal of Science Education 13:2, 187-192, doi: 10.1080/0950069910130205

    A.H. Johnstone (1993) "The development of chemistry teaching" Journal of Chemical Education vol.70 no.9 pp.701-705

    Johnstone, A. H. , Sleet, R. J. and Vianna, J. F.(1994) "An information processing model of learning: Its application to an undergraduate laboratory course in chemistry" Studies in Higher Education vol.19 no.1 pp.77-87 doi:10.1080/03075079412331382163 [About pre-labs]

    Johnstone, A.H. and Su,W.Y. (1994) "Lectures – a learning experience?" Educ Chem vol.3 pp.75-79.

    Kristine,F.J. (1985) "Developing Study Skills in the Context of the General Chemistry Course:The Prelecture Assignment" JChemEd vol.62 pp.509-510. [pre-lects]

    Byrne,M.S. and Johnstone, A.H. (1987) "Critical thinking and science education" Studies in Higher Education vol.12 no.3 pp.325-339

    Johnstone, A H and al-Naeme FF, (1991) "Room for Scientific Thought?" Int J Sci Educ. vol.13 pp.187-192. doi:10.1080/0950069910130205

    Johnstone, A.H. (1997) "Chemistry Teaching -- Science or Alchemy?" JChemEd vol.74 pp.262-268.

    Johnstone, A.H. (1997) "And Some Fell on good Ground" UChemEd 1, 8-13.

    Gray, C. (1997) A Study of Factors Affecting A Curriculum Innovation in University Chemistry Ph.D.Thesis, University of Glasgow.

    Johnstone, A.H., Watt,A. and Zaman,T.U. (1998) "The students' attitude and cognition change to a physics laboratory" Physics education vol.33 no.1 pp.22-29 [pre-labs]

    Sirhan,G., Gray,Craig, Johnstone,A.H. and Norman Reid,N. (1999) "Preparing the Mind of the Learner" University chemistry education 1999, vol.3 no.2 pp.43-46 [pre-lects]

    Selepeng, D B (2000) An investigation of intellectual growth in undergraduate biology students using the Perry scheme PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow.

    Johnstone, Alex. H. (2000a) Chemical education research: where from here?, Chemical Education Research Group lecture at the Variety in Chemistry Teaching meeting, Heriot Watt University, September 1999, reprinted in University Chemistry Education, 4 (1), pp.32-36.

    Johnstone, Alex. H. (2000b) "Teaching of Chemistry - logical or psychological?" Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe 1(1), pp.9-15.

    Mackenzie, A M, Johnstone, A H, Brown, R I F (2003) "Learning from Problem Based Learning", U Chem Ed, 7(1), 1-14.

    Johnstone, A. H. (2006) "Chemical education research in Glasgow in perspective" Chemistry education research and practice, 7(2), 49-63 doi: 10.1039/B5RP90021B

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