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Contact K. A. Burke (kbrk@iastate/edu) or Tom Greenbowe (tgreenbo@iastate.edu), Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (515) 294-7718

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References

The following resources may prove useful to those wishing to learn more about aspects of the SWH, inquiry, writing, and collaborative learning.  While the materials are not an exhaustive set of references, they will guide the interested reader to other resources on each topic.

About the Science Writing Heuristic

Burke, K. A. Preparing and Mentoring Chemistry Teaching Assistants to Use the Science Writing Heuristic. In Science Inquiry Argument and Language: A Case for the Science Writing Heuristic by Brian M. Hand, Ed.; Sense Publihers, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2008.

Burke, K. A.; Greenbowe, T. J. ; Hand, B. M. Implementing the Science Writing Heuristic in the Chemistry Laboratory. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1032-1038.

Burke, K. A.; Hand, B. M.; Poock, J. R.; Greenbowe, T. J. Using the Science Writing Heuristic: Training Chemistry Teaching Assistants. J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 2005, 35, 36-41.

Greenbowe, T. J. and Burke, K. A. Providing Effective College Genereal Chemistry Laboratory Instruction by Using the Science Writing Heuristic. In Science Inquiry Argument and Language: A Case for the Science Writing Heuristic by Briam M. Hand, Ed.; Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2008.

Greenbowe, T. J.; Hand, B. M. Introduction to the Science Writing Heuristic. In Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching; N. P. Pienta; M. M. Cooper; T. J. Greenbowe, Eds.; Prentice-Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2005.

Greenbowe, T. J. and Schroeder, J. D. Implementing POGIL and the Science Writing Heuristic Jointly in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry-Student Perceptions and Performance. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2008, 9, 149-156.

Gunel, M. Investigating the Impact of Teachers' Implementation Practices on Academic Achievement in Science During a Long-term Professional Development Program on the Science Writing Heuristic. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA. 2004.

Hand, B. M. Cognitive, Constructivist Mechanisms for Learning Science Through Writing. In Writing and Learning in the Science Classroom. C. Wallace; B. M. Hand; Prain, V. Eds.; Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecth, the Netherlands, 2004.

Hand, B.; Keys, C. W. Inquiry Investigation: A New Approach to Laboratory Reports. Sci. Teach. 1999, 66, 27-29.

Hand, B. M.; Prain, V.; Lawrence, C.; Yore, L. A. Writing in Science Framework Designed to Enhance Science Literacy. Intl. J. Sci. Educ. 1999, 10, 1021-1036.

Hand, B. M.; Prain, V. Teachers Implementing Writing-To-Learn Strategies in Junior Secondary Science: A Case Study. Sci. Educ. 2002, 86, 737-755.

Hohenshell, L. M. Enhancing Science Literacy Through Implementation of Writing-To-Learn Strategies: Exploratory Studies in High School Biology. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, 2004.

Keys, C. W.; Hand, B. M.: Prain, V.; Collins, S. Using the Science Writing Heuristic as a Tool for Learning from Laboratory Investigations in Secondary Science. J. Res. Sci. Teach. 1999, 36, 1065-1084.

Omar, S. H. In-Service Teacher's Implementation of the Science Writing Heuristic as a Tool for Professional Growth. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, 2004.

Poock, J. R. Investigating the Effectiveness of Implementing the Science Writing Heuristic of Student Performance in General Chemistry. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, 2005.

Poock, J. R.; Burke, K. A.; Greenbowe, T. J.; Hand, B. M. Using the Science Writing Heuristic in the General Chemistry Laboratory to Improve Students' Academic Performance. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1371-1379.

Prain, V.; Hand, B. M. Writing for Learning in Secondary Science: Rethinking Practices. Teach. and Teacher Educ. 1996, 12, 609-626.

Rudd, J.; Greenbowe, T. J.; Hand, B. M. Reshaping the General Chemistry Laboratory Report Using the Science Writing Heuristic. J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 2001, 31, 230-234.

Rudd, J.; Greenbowe, T. J.; Hand, B. M. Using the Science Writing Heuristic to Improve Students' Understanding of General Equilibrium. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 2007-2011.

Rudd, J.; Greenbowe, T. J.; Hand, B. M. Using the Science Writing Heuristic to Move Toward an Inquiry-Based Laboratory Curriculum: An Example from Physical Equilibrium. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1680-1686.

Schroeder, J. D. The lab-lecture correlation: From the Science Writing Heuristic to the Traditional Organic Chemistry Laboratory. In Science Inquiry Argument and Language: A Case for the Science Writing Heuristic by Brian M. Hand, Ed.; Sense Publihers, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2008.

Inquiry

Abraham, M.R. and Pavelich, M.J.  (1979).  Inquiries into Chemistry.  Prospect Heights,
IL:  Waveland Press, Inc.

Abraham, M.R. and Renner, J.W. (1986). The sequence of learning cycle activities in high school chemistry. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 23(2), 121-143.

Bunce, D. Inquiry Learning: What It Is and How We Do It.  In Chemistry in the National Science Education Standards: A Reader and Resource Manual for High School Teachers. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C., 1997.

Domin, D.S. A Review of Laboratory Instruction Styles  J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 543-547.

Lawson, A.; Abraham, M.; Renner, J. (1989). A theory of instruction: Using the learning cycle to teach science concepts and thinking skills. National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Monograph 1. (see the NARST web site)

Leonard, W.H. The laboratory classroom.  In Prichard, K.W.; Mclaran-Sawyer, R. Eds.; Handbook of College Teaching, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press,1994.

Michael, J.A.; Modell, H.I. Active Learning in Secondary and College Science Classrooms:  A Working Model for Helping the Learner to Learn.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.

Olson S. and Loucks-Horsley, S. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning. Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry, Washington, D.C.: National Research Council. http://www.nap.edu

Pavelich, M.J., Abraham, M.R. (1979). An inquiry format laboratory program for general chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education, 56(2), 100-103.

Ward, C. R., & Herron, J. D. (1980). Helping students understand formal chemical concepts.Journal of Research in Science Teaching,17(5), 387-400.

Writing

Bereiter, C. Scardamalia, M. The Psychology of Written Composition.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1987.

Galbraith, D. Writing as a Knowledge-Constituting Process. In M. Torrance and D. Galbraith (eds.), Knowing What to Write: Conceptual Processes in Text Production (pp. 139-160). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1999.

Hand, B.M. Cognitive, Constructivist Mechanisms for Learning Science Through Writing. In Writing and Learning in the Science Classroom. Wallace, C.; Hand, B.; Prain, V. Eds.;  Dordrecth, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

Hand, B.M.; Prain, V.; Lawrence, C.; Yore, L. A Writing in Science Framework Designed to Enhance Science Literacy.  Intl. J. Sci. Educ. 1999, 10, 1021-1036.

Langer, J.; Applebee, A. How Writing Shapes Thinking: A Study of Teaching and Learning (NCTE Research Rep. No. 22). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1987.

Prain, V.; Hand, B.M. Writing for Learning in Secondary Science: Rethinking Practices.  Teach. and Teacher Educ. 1996, 12, 609-626.

Collaborative learning

Cooper, M.M. An Introduction to Small-Group Learning. In Chemists’ Guide to Effective Teaching; Pienta, N.P.; Cooper, M.M.; Greenbowe, T.J.  Eds.; Prentice-Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2005.

Nurrenbern, S.C.; Robinson, W.R. Cooperative Learning: A Bibliography  J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 623-624.