ALEX H JOHNSTONE

 

University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

alexj@chem.gla.ac.uk

 

BSc(Edin), PhD(Glas),C.Chem, FRSC, Dip R Ed, PGCE

 

 


Academic Appointments at the University of Glasgow, Scotland

Professor in Inorganic Chemistry.

Professor of Science Education.

1989-1998 Director, Centre for Science Education.

1994-1997 Foundation Director, Teaching and Learning Service.

1998-present  Emeritus Professor of Science Education.

 

Other Appointments

Vice-president, Royal Society of Chemistry, London.

President of the Education Division, Royal Society of Chemistry, London.

Principal Examiner in Chemistry, Scottish Examination Board, Edinburgh.

Member of the British Committee on Chemical Education, Royal Society, London.

 

Academic Awards and honours

1979         (a) Nyholm Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, London.

            (b) Bronze Medal, Finnish Society of Teachers of Maths and Science.

1987        David Mellor Memorial Medal, University of New South Wales, Australia.

1991        Gabriel Illuminati Gold Medal, Italian Chemical Society.

1992        Titular Professor in the Verhaegen Memorial Chair, Limburg University, Belgium.

1996         Brasted Medal, American Chemical Society.

1997        The FECS Lectureship, Federation of European Chemical Societies, Budapest.

2000        The Galen 2000 Lectureship, Dublin, The Republic of Ireland.

 

International Organisation

Organiser and principal lecturer in International Workshops in the Netherlands, South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, France, Malaysia, Tunisia, Singapore, Italy, plus 20 others in the UK.

 

Research

· Supervised the Doctoral Studies of 80 students (1970-2001).

· Published 220 Academic books and papers (see short bibliography).

· Joint research projects with overseas universities in France, Belgium, USA, Australia, South Africa, Singapore.

· Research fields of interest: Information Processing, Assessment, Attitude Development, Laboratory Work, Language in Science, Problem Solving in Science.

 


 

PUBLICATIONS

1. A. H. Johnstone, D.W.A. Sharp, Science in a Wooing Mood, Times Educational Supplement, February 20, 1970.

2. A. H. Johnstone, Television and Computiresed Diagnostic Testing in First Year Teaching, 1971, Visual Media in Chemistry, Conference Proceedings, University of Aston, Birmingham.

3. A. H. Johnstone, Conceptual Problems Associated with d-Orbital Models, Journal of Chemical Education, 48, 1971, 74.

4. A. H. Johnstone, J. McGuire, Sixth Year Studies Practical Work, National Curriculum Development Centre, Bulletin No. 1, 1971.

5. T. V. Howe, A. H. Johnstone, Reason or Memory? - The Learning of Formulae and Equations, National Curriculum Development Centre, Bulletin No. 1, 1971.

6. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, D. W. A. Sharp, Topic Difficulties in Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, 8, 1971, 212.

7. A. H. Johnstone, J. Sime, G. Webb, An Experiment in Teaching with Television, B.U.F.C. Visual Media in Chemistry, 1971.

8. A. H. Johnstone, D. W. A. Sharp, Objective Testing at Tertiary Education Chemistry Courses, Chemistry in Britain, 8, 1972, 66.

9. J. Carnduff, J. Handy, A. H. Johnstone, A Preliminary Test for Medical, Dental and Veterinary Students (Part 1), National Curriculum Development Centre, Bulletin No. 2, 1972.

10. J. Handy, A. H. Johnstone, D. W. A. Sharp, Teaching Chemistry Through Projects, Abstract CHED 29, 163rd National American Chemical Society Meeting, 1972.

11. A. H. Johnstone, M. McCallum, Objectives in Practical Work, Proceedings of the Education Division of the Chemical Society, Nottingham, 1972.

12. I. M. Duncan, A. H. Johnstone, The Mole Concept in Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, 10, 1973, 213.

13. J. Handy, A. H. Johnstone, Science Education: What is left?, Discipline of Chemistry, Chemical Society, 1973, 50.

14. J. Handy, A. H. Johnstone, How Students Reason in Objective Tests, Education in Chemistry, 10, 1973, 99.

15. J. Handy, A. H. Johnstone, Reproducibility in Objective Testing, Education in Chemistry, 10, 1973, 47.

16. A. H. Johnstone, Evaluation of Chemistry Syllabuses in Scotland, Studies in Science Education, 1, 1974, 21-50. [Commissioned work].

17. A. H. Johnstone, N. C. Kellett, Condensation and Hydrolysis - An Optical Problem?, Education in Chemistry, 11, 1974, 111.

18. A. H. Johnstone, J. McGuire, Projects in Scotland, Education in Chemistry, 11, 1974, 50.

19. J. Handy, A. H. Johnstone, Project Assessment, Education in Chemistry, 11, 1974, 56.

20. A. H. Johnstone, K. D. Urquhart, Reports on Mathematics in Chemistry, Scottish Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technical Education, Bulletin No. 3, 1974, 28.

21. R. A. Hadden, J. Handy, A. H. Johnstone, Education Through Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, 11, 1974, 206.

22. A. H. Johnstone, N. A. Russell, Teaching and Learning Chemistry using ProjectTechniques: A scheme and a Critique, Journal Victoria Science Teachers' Association, 19, 1975.

23. A. H. Johnstone, A. Armstrong, Simulations and Games” -Educational Techniques in the Teaching of Chemistry and other Sciences (University of Surrey - British Association), 1975, 45.

24. R.A. Hadden, A. H. Johnstone, Affective Objectives in the Teaching of Chemistry, Research in Assessment. Chemical Society, 1975, 18.

25. D. Gunning, A. H. Johnstone, Practical Work in the Scottish ‘O’ Grade, Education in Chemistry, 13, 1976, 12.

26. A. H. Johnstone, F. Percival, Attention Breaks in Lectures, Education in Chemistry, 13, 1976, 49.

27. F. M. Garforth, A. H. Johnstone, J. Lazonby, Ionic Equations and Examinations at 16+, Education in Chemistry, 13, 1976, 41.

28. F. M. Garforth, A. H. Johnstone, J. Lazonby, Ionic Equations - Difficulties in Understanding and Use, Education in Chemistry, 13, 1976, 72.

29. A. H. Johnstone, A. R. Mughol, Concepts of Physics at Secondary School Level, Physics Education, 11, 1976, 466-469.

30. A. H. Johnstone, F. Percival, What Happens when the Gas Runs Out? - An industrial interactive case study for undergraduates, Chemical Society, 1977.

31. A. H. Johnstone, F. Percival, Proteins as Human Food, - An interactive discussion for sixth formers, Chemical Society, 1977.

32. A. H. Johnstone, C. A. Wood, Practical Work in its own Right, Education in Chemistry, 14, 1977, 11.

33. A. H. Johnstone, J. MacDonald, G. Webb, Misconceptions in School Thermodynamics, Physics Education, 12, 1977, 248.

34. M.J. Easton, A. H. Johnstone, N. Reid, Computing Facilities for Chemistry Teaching, Scottish Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technical Education, Bulletin No. 10, 1977, 37.

35. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, Language in Chemistry, Scottish Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technical Education, Bulletin No.11, 1977, 11.

36. A. H. Johnstone, Educational Techniques in Chemistry Teaching, Science Teacher, 20, 1977, 80.

37. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, Language in Chemistry, ‘Research for the Classroom and Beyond’, Chemical Society, 1977, 48.

38. A. H. Johnstone, J. J. MacDonald, G. Webb, Chemical Equilibrium and its Conceptual Difficulties, Education in Chemistry, 14, 1977, 169.

39. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, F. Percival, Tape-Model - the Lecture Complement, Chemistry in Britain, 13, 1977, 423.

40. A. H. Johnstone, F. Percival, The Polywater Exercise - An interactive study for senior undergraduates, Chemical Society, 1978.

41. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, What's in a Word, New Scientist, 78, 1978, 432.

42. M.J. Easton, A. H. Johnstone, N. Reid, Computer Managed Chemistry Teaching for Secondary and Tertiary Students, Brit. J. of Educ. Tech.., 9(1), 1978, 37.

43. S. Friel, A. H. Johnstone, A Review of the Theory of Objective Testing, School Science Review, 59, 1978, 733-8.

44. A. H. Johnstone, A. R. Mughol, The Concept of Electrical Resistance, Physics Education, 13, 1978, 46.

45. A. H. Johnstone, Review of Chemical Education Research and Development the U. K. 1972-76, Chemical Society Review, 7, 1978, 317-327.

46. A. H. Johnstone, F. Percival, More Tools for the Job, Chemistry in Britain, 14, 1978, 507.

47. S. Friel, A. H. Johnstone, Scoring Systems which allow for Partial Knowledge, Journal of Chemical Education, 55, 1978, 717-9.

48. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, What's in a Word? - Transaction on Professional Communications, I.E.E.E. (U.S.A.) Dec. 1978, PC-21 (4), 165.

49. A. H. Johnstone, The Content, a Barrier to Implementation, Hakesher Hachimi (Chemical Bond), 6, 1978, 16-24.

50. A. H. Johnstone, D. W. A. Sharp, Some Innovations in University Chemistry Teaching, Studies in Higher Education, 4, 1979, 47-54.

51. A. H. Johnstone, A. J. B. Wham, A Model for Undergraduate Practical Work, Education in Chemistry, 16, 1979, 16-17.

52. A.H. Johnstone, N. Reid, Bringing Chemical Industry into the Classroom, Chemistry and Industry, 4, 1979, 122-3.

53. A. H. Johnstone, N. Reid, New Science Teaching Materials, Scottish Curriculum Development Service Bulletin No. 15, 2-26, Dundee 1979.

54. A. H. Johnstone, Research in Science Education at the University of Glasgow, European Journal of Science Education, 1, 1979, 239-42. [Commissioned work].

55. A. H. Johnstone, A. R. Mughol, The Concept of Electrical Resistance, Tehuda (Resonance), 7, 1979, 17-22.

56. A. H. Johnstone, A. R. Mughol, Testing for Understanding, School Science Review, 61, 1979, 174-50.

57. S. Friel, A. H. Johnstone, Seconds Thoughts in Multiple Choice Tests in Science, Journal of Chemical Education, 56, 1979, 326.

58. A. H. Johnstone, A Model for Learning Difficulties in Chemistry, Proc. Royal Aust. Chem. Inst. (Educ. Div.), (Pt. 1), 1979, 156-61. [Commissioned work].

59. A.H. Johnstone, Research in Assessment, Proc. Royal Aust. Chem. Inst. (Educ. Div.), (Pt. 1), 1979, 212-19. [Commissioned work].

60. A. H. Johnstone, Problems at the Secondary/Tertiary Interface, Proc. Royal Aust. Chem. Inst. (Educ. Div.), (Pt. 11), 1979, 10-16. [Commissioned work].

61. S. Friel, A. H. Johnstone, Does the Position of the Answer in a Multiple Choice Test Matter?, Education in Chemistry, 16 (6), 1979, 175.

62. A. H. Johnstone, A. J. B. Wham, A Case for Variety in Practical Work, School Science Review, 61 (217), 1980, 762-5.

63. A. H. Johnstone, N. C. Kellett, Learning Difficulties in School Science - Towards a Working Hypothesis, European Journal of Science Education, 2 (2), 1980, 175-81.

64. S. Friel, A. H. Johnstone, Credit for Partial Knowledge in Objective Tests, Research in Assessment, 2, Chemical Society, London, 1980, 113-120.

65. A. H. Johnstone, N. A. Mahmoud, Isolating of Topics of High Perceived Difficulty in School Biology, Journal of Biological Education, 14 (2), 1980, 163-66.

66. A. H. Johnstone, N. A. Mahmoud, Pupils’ Problems with Water Potential, Journal of Biological Education, 14 (4), 1980, 325-328.

67. A. H. Johnstone, M. D. Robinson, Chemical Education in Britain 1973-77 - a Review. IUPAC “Chemical Education in the Seventies”, 1980, 257-273. [Commissioned work].

68. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, J. C. Speakman, Stereopsis in Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, 17, 1980, 172-177.

69. A. H. Johnstone, Chemical Education, Facts, Findings and Consequences, (Nyholm Lecture), Chemical Society Reviews, 9 (3), 1980, 365-80. Also published in Chemistry in Britain, 17 (3), 1981, 130-135.

70. A. H. Johnstone, F. Percival, N. Reid, Is Knowledge Enough?, Studies in Higher Education, 6 (1), 1981, 77-84.

71. A. H. Johnstone, N. Reid, Towards a Model for Attitude Change, European Journal of Science Education, 3 (2), 1981, 205-212.

72. A. H. Johnstone, Diagnostic Testing in Science. In A. Lewy, D. Nevo (Eds.), Evaluation Roles in Education, New York, London and Paris, Gordon and Breach, 1981, 33-44. [Commissioned work].

73. A. H. Johnstone, Back to the Drawing Board, Times Educational Supplement No. 776, 18 September, 1981.

74. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone - Chapter 1 and 7 in A.W. Mackaill (Ed.), Memorandum 43 - Language in Chemistry, Scottish Curriculum Development Service, Dundee 1981.

75. A. H. Johnstone, N. A. Mahmoud, Pupils' Response to a Model for Water Transport, J. Bio. Educ., 15, 1981, 203-8.

76. A. H. Johnstone, A. J. B. Wham, An Impossible Experiment, Scottish Curriculum Development Service Journal, 20, 1981, 20-24.

77. A. H. Johnstone, N. Reid, Interactive Teaching Materials in Science, South Australia Science Teachers Journal, 812, 1981, 4-15. [Commissioned work]. (A series of 30 page interactive units)

78. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, Recognising Functional Groups, Education in Chemistry, 19, 1982, 16-19.

79. A. H. Johnstone, A. J. B. Wham, Demands of Practical Work, Education in Chemistry, 19(3), 1982, 71-73.

80. A. H. Johnstone (Ed.), Nitrogen for the Nineties, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1982. [Commissioned work].

81. A. H. Johnstone (Ed.), To Market a Drug, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1982. [Commissioned work].

82. A. H. Johnstone (Ed.), Zinc and You, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1982. [Commissioned work].

83. A. H. Johnstone (Ed.), Titanium the Space Age Metal, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1982. [Commissioned work].

84. A. H. Johnstone (Ed.), Organic Liquids Containing Oxygen, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1982. [Commissioned work].

85. R. A. Hadden, A. H. Johnstone, Primary School Pupils’ Attitude to Science: The Years of Formation, European Journal of Science Education, 4 (4), 1982, 397-407.

86. A. H. Johnstone, Attitude Measurements in Chemistry: Pitfalls and Pointers, in Chemical Education Research - Implications for Teaching, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1982, 90-103.

87. A. H. Johnstone, Macro and Microchemistry, School Science Review, 64 (227), 1982, 377-9.

88. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, Meaning of Words and the Teaching of Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, 20 (1), 1983, 10-11.

89. A. H. Johnstone, P. R. P. MacGuire, S. Friel, E. W. Morrison, Criterion-Referenced Testing in Science - Thoughts, Worries and Suggestions, School Science Review, 64 (229), 1983, 626-634.

90. A. H. Johnstone, A. J. B. Wham, The Use of Videotaped Observations to Analyse the Effectiveness of two Teaching Films, Journal of Educational Television, 9 (1), 1983, 63-68.

91. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, Modules and ‘H’ Grade Chemistry. In E. Spencer (Ed.), After Munn and Dunning, Modules for All?, 1983, S.C.R.E. Edinburgh, 25-32. [Commissioned work].

92. A. H. Johnstone (Ed.), The Vinyl Chloride Problem, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1983, 30 pages. [Commissioned work].

93. R. A. Hadden, A. H. Johnstone, Secondary School Pupils’ Attitude to Science: The Year of Erosion, European Journal of Science Education, 5(3), 1983, 309-318.

94. R. A. Hadden, A. H. Johnstone, Secondary School Pupils’ Attitude to Science: The Year of Decision, European Journal of Science Education, 5(4), 1983, 429-438.

95. M. J. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone, Interactive Units for the Development of Critical Attitudes, Simulations/Games for Learning, 13, 1983, 95-103.

96. A. H. Johnstone, Chemical Education Research - Facts, Findings and Consequences, Journal of Chemical Education, 60, 1983, 968-71.

97. A.H. Johnstone, Joseph Black, the Father of Chemical Education?, Journal of Chemical Education, 61, 1984, 605-6.

98. A. H. Johnstone, Training the Teacher to be Aware of Student Learning Difficulties. In P. Tamir, A. Hofstein, M. Ben-Peretz (Eds.), Preservice and Inservice Education of Science Teachers, Balaban International Science Services, Rehovot, 1983, 109-116.

99. A. H. Johnstone, Thomond Lecture in Science Education - Connections and Misconnections in Science. In P. E. Childs (Ed.), Practical Work in School Chemistry, Pub. Thomond College, Limerick, 1983, 7-32.

100. A. H. Johnstone, Demands of Practical Work. In P. E. Childs (Ed.), Practical Work in School Chemistry, Pub. Thomond College, Limerick, 1983, 74-88.

101. A.H. Johnstone, A Student's-Eye-View of Chemistry Teaching, Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging Tijdingen, 4, 1983, 12-16.

102. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, The Effect of Language on Student Performance on Multiple Choice Tests in Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, 61, 1984, 613-15.

103. D. E. Hoare, A. H. Johnstone, Interactive Teaching Units for Sixth Form Chemistry - An Evaluation, Education in Chemistry, 21, 1984, 120-121.

104. A. H. Johnstone, Realistic Problem Solving in Chemistry, Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging Tijdingen, 1, 1984, 6-11.

105. A. H. Johnstone, Chapter on Scotland in Attitude Measurements on Students of Science, I.P.N., University of Kiel, West Germany, 1984. [Commissioned work].

106. A. H. Johnstone, New Stars for the Teacher to Steer by?, Journal of Chemical Education, 61(10), 1984, 847-9. [Commissioned work].

107. A. H. Johnstone, La Recherche en ‘Chemical Education’ Que Dit-elle d'utile aux auteurs de Documents Audio Visuels? In B. Wilmet (Ed.), L'Enseignement de la Chemie et Les Techniques Audio-Visuels, Universite de Bruxelles, 1984, 43-54.

108. A. H. Johnstone, T. F. Moynihan, The Relationship Between Performances in Word Association Tests and Achievement in Chemistry, European Journal of Science Education, 7(1), 1985, 57-66.

109. A. H. Johnstone, A Review of Chemical Education Research in the U.K., Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1985, 30 pages. [Commissioned work].

110. A. H. Johnstone, Chemical Education in Schools, the Scottish Scene, Chemistry in Australia, 52 (9), 1985, 352-354.

111. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, “Do You Still Beat Your Wife”, and Other Interesting Questions, Chemtech, 1985, 716-719.

112. A. H. Johnstone, H. El-Banna, Capacities, Demands and Processes: a Predictive Model for Science Education, Education in Chemistry, 23 (3), 1986, 80-84.

113. A. H. Johnstone, Developments in Chemical Education in Scottish Schools, Spectrum, 24 (1), 1986, 60-62.

114. A. H. Johnstone, In Search of Pupil Abilities (Grade Related Criteria without the Grades), University of Glasgow, 1986, 11 pages.

115. M. S. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone, Powder v Liquid: An Exercise in the Marketing of Detergents, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1986, 20 pages.

116. M.S. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone, The Ardil Project, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1986, 32 pages.

117. M. S. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone, So You Think You Know about Fibres?, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1986, 30 pages.

118. A. H. Johnstone, E. McAlpine, P. R. P. MacGuire, Branching Trees and Diagnostic Testing, Journal of Further & Higher Education in Scotland, 11, 1986, 4-8.

119. A. H. Johnstone, Connections and Misconnections in Science, Spectrum, 24 (3), 1986, 60-64.

120. A. H. Johnstone, P. R. P. MacGuire, Techniques for Investigating the Understanding of Concepts in Science, International Journal of Science Education, 9, 1987, 565-577.

121. A.H. Johnstone, Can the Slipper Fit? Grade Related Criteria for School Science, School Science Review, 68 (245), 1987, 737-744.

122. A. H. Johnstone, Une vue personnelle sur la Didactique de la chimie en Grande-Bretagne. In Les Recherches en Didactique de la chimie - Resultats actuels et Travaux a Venir (Fascicule III), 1986, 33-56. Published by: Ministere de l'Education Nationale et Ministere de l'Industrie et la Recherche. Also published in Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging Tijdingen, 14(1), 1987, 18-43.

123. M. S. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone, Can Critical Mindedness be Taught?, Education in Chemistry, 24 (3), 1987, 75-77.

124. M. S. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone , Critical Thinking and Science Education, Studies in Higher Education, 12 (3), 1987, 325-39.

125. A.H. Johnstone, Cognitive Development and the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry, Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging Tijdingen, 14, 1987, 45-58.

126. S. Friel, A. H. Johnstone, Making Test Scores Yield More Information, Education in Chemistry, 25 (2), 1988, 46-49.

127. A. H. Johnstone, Methods of Assessment Using Grids, Lab Talk, 1988, 4-6.

128. A. H. Johnstone, Some Messages for Teachers and Examiners: An Information Processing Model. In G.D. Thijs (Ed.), Learning Difficulties and Teaching Strategies in Secondary School Science and Mathematics, Free University Press, Amsterdam, 1988.

129. M. S. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone, How to Make Science Relevant, School Science Review, 70 (251), 1988, 43-46.

130. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, Is Practical Work Practicable?, Journal of College Science Teaching, 18 (3), 1988, 190-92.

131. A. H. Johnstone, H. El-Banna, Understanding Learning Difficulties - A Predictive Research Model, Studies in Higher Education, 14 (2), 1989, 159-68.

132. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, Why Do Practical Work? - a Researcher's Point of View, Kemia-Kemi, 16 (2), 1989, 146-50.

133. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, Investigating Undergraduate Laboratory Work, Education in Chemistry, 27 (1), 1990, 9-11.

134. A. H. Johnstone, W. MacNab, Spatial Skills which Contribute to Competence in the Biological Sciences, Journal of Biological Education, 24 (1), 1990, 37-41.

135. A. H. Johnstone, P. R. P. MacGuire, Want A Degree, Then Help Yourself - Faculty of Science Guide, Enterprise in Higher Education Project, University of Glasgow, 1990 (40 page book).

136. C. Opdenacker, A. H. Johnstone et al., Academic performance in solving chemistry problems related to student working memory capacity, International Journal of Science Education, 1990, 12(2), 177-185.

137. C. Opdanecker, H. Fierens, H. Van Brabant, J. Serenants, J. Spryt, P. J. Slootmakers, A. H. Johnstone, Cognitive Development and the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry, Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging Tijdingen, 14, 1987, 45-58.

138. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, Why Do Practical Work? - a Researcher's Point of View, International Newsletter on Chemical Education, 34, 1990, 14-18.

139. A. H. Johnstone, F. Al-Naeme, Room for Scientific Thought?, International Journal of Science Education, 13 (2), 1991, 187-192.

140. A. H. Johnstone, W. MacNab, M. H. Hansell, Cognitive Style and Analytical ability and Their Relationship to Competence in the Biological Sciences, Journal of Biological Education, 25 (2), 1991, 135-139.

141. A. H. Johnstone, K. M. Letton, Practical Measures for Practical Work, Education in Chemistry, 28 (3), 1991, 81-83.

142. A. H. Johnstone, Why is Science Difficult to Learn? Things are Seldom What They Seem, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 7, 1991, 75-83.

143. A. H. Johnstone, P. R. P. MacGuire, Students Rating of Courses and Lecturers, CHEMEDA, 29, 1991, 29-38.

144. A. H. Johnstone, Thinking about thinking — a practical approach to practical work. In Kempa, R. F., Waddington, D. J. (Eds.), Bringing Chemistry to Life, London, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1992, 69-76.

145. A. H. Johnstone, M. Janssens, A. S. Dixit, How can knowledge of chemistry be effectively assessed? In Kempa, R. F., Waddington, D. J. (Eds.), Bringing Chemistry to Life, London, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1992, 155-161.

146. A. H. Johnstone, P. Fensham, R. Ben-Zvi, How can results of research into learning difficulties be used? In Kempa, R. F., Waddington, D. J. (Eds.), Bringing Chemistry to Life, London, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1992, 230-236.

147. A. H. Johnstone, Thinking about thinking. In A. Dumon (Ed.), Evaluation, Enseignement et Expérimenal (Chemie), Universite de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, 1992, 48-59.

148. A. H. Johnstone, Some thoughts about teaching and learning in laboratories, Science Technology, 1992, 25, 2-4.

149. A. H. Johnstone, Why is science difficult to learn? In D. Edwards, E. Scanlon, R. West (Eds.), Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Science Education, ES821 Reader for OU, London, Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd., 1993.

150. A. H. Johnstone, W. Hogg, M. Ziane, A working memory model applied to physics problem solving, International Journal of Science Education, 1993, 15 (6), 663 - 672.

151. A. H. Johnstone, The development of chemistry teaching — a changing response to a changing demand, Journal of Chemical Education, 1993, 70 (9), 701 - 705.

152. A. H. Johnstone, Starter projects for Sixth Year Studies in Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Centre for Science Education, 1993. ISBN 0 85261 4225.

153. A. H. Johnstone, Why is problem solving such a problem? In C. A. Wood, Creative Problem Solving in Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1993. ISBN 1-870343-28-X.

154. A. H. Johnstone, Science for all? Then how do we teach it? Universiteitsfonds, Limburg, Belgium, 1993, (30 page book).

155. A. H. Johnstone , R. J. Sleet, J. F. Vianna, An information processing model of learning: its application to an undergraduate laboratory course in chemistry, Studies in Higher Education, 1994, 19(1), 77-88.

156. M. S. Byrne, A. H. Johnstone, A. Pope, Reasoning in science: a language problem revealed, School Science Review, 1994, 75(272), 103-107.

157. A. H.Johnstone, W. Y. Su, Lectures - a learning experience?, Education in Chemistry, 1994, 31(3) 75-79.

158. A. H.Johnstone, F. F. Al-Naeme, Filling a curriculum gap in Chemistry”, International Journal of Science Education, 1995, 17(2), 219-232.

159. A.H.Johnstone, Making the Course fit the Student, Research in Assessment XII, pp 74-83, Royal Society of Chemistry, London 1995.

160. A. H. Johnstone, More starter projects for Sixth Year Studies in Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Centre for Science Education, 1995.

161. A. H. Johnstone, Chemistry Teaching, Science or Alchemy?, Journal of Chemical Education, 1997, 74 (3) 262-268.

162. A.H. Johnstone, Using a model of learning to give direction to developments. In D L Thompson (Ed.), Science Education in the 21st Century, Aldershot, Arena, 1997.

163. A. H. Johnstone, W. R. Hogg, P. R. P. MacGuire, S. H. Raja, How long is a chain? Reasoning in Science, School Science Review, 1997, 78(285),73-77.

164. A. H. Johnstone, ...And Some Fell On Good Ground, University Chemistry Education, 1997, 1(1),8-13.

165. A. H. Johnstone, A Socially Conscious Chemist (F. Soddy), Chemical Heritage, 1997, 15(1) 24.

166. A. H. Johnstone, Research in Chemical Education: from Today to Tomorrow, Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, York, 1997,13-16.

167. A. H. Johnstone, Laboratory work does not interest students, University Chemistry Education, 1998, 2(1) 35.

168. A. H. Johnstone, Learning Through Problem Solving. In A. Heaton (Ed.), Problem solving in Analytical Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1998.

169. A. H. Johnstone, A. Watt, T. U. Zaman, The students’ attitude and cognition change to a physics laboratory, Physics Education, 1998, 33(1), 22-29.

170. A. H. Johnstone, Evaluation of Innovation, Improved Project (hefce) (1998) 20p booklet.

171. J. R.Downie, A. H. Johnstone, M. Katung, Monitoring Attitude change in students to teaching and learning in a university setting: a study using Perry's developmental model, Teaching in Higher Education, 1999, 4(1), 43-59.

172. J. F. Vianna, R. J. Sleet, A. H. Johnstone,The use of Mini-projects in an undergraduate laboratory course in Chemistry, Quimica Nova, 1999, 22(1), 138-142.

173. M. Bahar, A. H. Johnstone, M. H. Hansell, Revisiting Learning Difficulties in Biology, Journal of Biology Education, 1999, 33(2), 84-87.

174. A. H. Johnstone, R. K. Lyall, Computer programs which respond to learning styles, University Chemistry Education, 1999, 3(2), 68-72.

175. A. H. Johnstone, The Nature of Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, 1999, 36(2),45-48 and in Chemistry in Action, 2000, 60, 17-19.

176. M. Bahar, A. H. Johnstone, R. G. Sutcliffe, Investigation of Students Cognitive Structure in Elementary Genetics Through Word Association Tests, Journal of Biology Education, 1999, 33(3), 134-142.

177. A. H. Johnstone, C. Gray, Curriculum design for a large mixed ability chemistry class: pre-lectures, workshops and support packages, 1999, SEDA Paper 107, Innovations in Science Teaching, 125-131.

178. G. Sirhan, C. Gray, A. H. Johnstone, N. Reid, Preparing the mind of the learner, University Chemistry Education, 1999, 3(2), 43-46.

179. M. Bahar, A. H. Johnstone, M. H. Hansell, Structural Communication Grids: a valuable assessment and diagnostic tool for science teachers, Journal of Biology Education, 2000, 34(2), 87-89.

180. A. H. Johnstone, Teaching of Chemistry – Logical or Psychological?, Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe (CERAPIE), 2000, 1(1), 9-15

181. A. H. Johnstone, Chemical  .Education Research – Where from Here?, University Chemistry Education, 2000,4 (1), 32-36.

182. A. H. Johnstone, L. Cardellini, Il test sull’associazione di parole nelle scienze, La Chimica nella Scuola, 2000, 21(1), 9-16.

183. A. H. Johnstone, D. Selepeng, A language problem revisited, CERAPIE, 2001, 2(1),19-29.

184. A. H. Johnstone, A. Ambusaidi, Fixed Response Questions: What are we testing?, CERAPIE, 2000, 1(3), 323-328.

185. A. H. Johnstone, A Kemia Termeszete, Magyar Kemikusok Lapja, 2000, 8&9, 298-300.

186. A. H. Johnstone, Evaluation of Teaching, 2001, LTSN Physical Sciences Centre, University of Hull. ISBN:1-903815-01-0

187. A. H. Johnstone, A. Al-Shuaili, Learning in the laboratory; some thoughts from the literature, University Chemistry Education, 2001, 5, 42-51.

188. A. H. Johnstone, Can Problem Solving be taught? (Nyholm Symposium), University Chemistry Education, 2001, 5(2), 12-18

189. A. H. Johnstone, A. Ambusaidi, " Fixed response questions with a difference, CERAPIE, 2001, 2(3), 313-327.

190. A. H. Johnstone, Know how your pupils learn and teach them accordingly. In D. L. Thompson (Ed.), Monitoring Change in Education, 1999, Arena, Hants.

191. A. H. Johnstone, A. Al-Shuaili, Conversion of bench demonstration using the OHP, Jornal of Science Education, 2001, 2(2), 78-80.

192. A. H. Johnstone, Comment 2000, Education in Chemistry, 2000, 37(1), 12.

 

Recent Publications

1. A. H. Johnstone, Evaluation of Innovation,  Improve Project (hefce), (1998) 20p booklet.

2. J. R. Downie, A. H. Johnstone, M. Katung, Monitoring Attitude change in students to teaching and learning in a university setting: a study using Perry's developmental model, Teaching in Higher Education, 1999, 4(1), 43-59.

3. J. F. Vianna, R. J. Sleet, A. H. Johnstone,The use of Mini-projects in an undergraduate laboratory course in Chemistry, Quimica Nova, 1999, 22(1), 138-142.

4. M. Bahar, A. H. Johnstone, M H Hansell, Revisiting Learning Difficulties in Biology, Journal of Biological Education, 1999, 33(2), 84-87.

5. A. H. Johnstone, R K Lyall, Computer programs which respond to learning styles, University Chemistry Education, 1999, 3(2), 68-72.

6. A.H.Johnstone, The Nature of Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, 1999, 36(2),45-48 and in Chemistry in Action, 2000, No 60, 17-19.

7. M. Bahar, A. H. Johnstone, R. G. Sutcliffe, Investigation of Students Cognitive Structure in Elementary Genetics Through Word Association Tests, Journal of Biological Education, 1999, 33(3), 134-142.

8. A. H. Johnstone, C.Gray, Curriculum design for a large mixed ability chemistry class: pre-lectures, workshops and support packages", 1999, SEDA Paper 107, Innovations in Science Teaching, 125-131.

9. G. Sirhan, C. Gray, A. H. Johnstone, N. Reid, Preparing the mind of the learner, University Chemistry Education, 1999, 3(2), 43-46

10. M. Bahar, A. H. Johnstone, M. H. Hansell, Structural Communication Grids: a valuable assessment and diagnostic tool for science teachers, Journal of Biological Education, 2000, 34(2), 87-89.

11. A. H. Johnstone, Teaching of Chemistry – Logical or Psychological? Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe (CERAPIE), 2000, 1(1), 9-15

12. A. H. Johnstone, Chemical  Education Research – Where from Here?, University Chemistry Education, 2000,4 (1), 32-36.

13. A. H. Johnstone, L. Cardellini, Il test sull’associazione di parole nelle scienze, La Chimica nella Scuola, 2000, 21(1), , 9-16

14. A. H. Johnstone, D. Selepeng, A language problem revisited, CERAPIE,2001,2(1),19-29

15. A. H. Johnstone , A. Ambusaidi, Fixed Response Questions: What are we testing? CERAPIE, 2000, 1(3), 323-328.

16. A. H. Johnstone, A Kemia Termeszete, Magyar Kemikusok Lapja, 2000 (8&9), 298-300.

17. A. H. Johnstone, Evaluation of Teaching, 2001, LTSN Physical Sciences Centre, University of Hull.  ISBN1-903815-01-0

18. A. H. Johnstone, A. Al-Shuaili, Learning in the laboratory; some thoughts from the literature, University Chemistry Education, 2001, 5

19. A. H. Johnstone, Can Problem Solving be taught? (Nyholm Symposium), University Chemistry Education, 2001, 5(2), 12-18

20. A. H. Johnstone, A. mbusaidi, Fixed response questions with a difference, CERAPIE, 2001, 2(3), 313-327.

21. A. H. Johnstone, Know how your pupils learn and teach them accordingly. In D L Thompson (Ed.), Monitoring Change in Education, 1999, Arena, Hants.

22. A. H. Johnstone, A. Al-Shuaili, Conversion of bench demonstration using the OHP, Journal of Science Education, 2001,2(2), 78-80.

23. A. H. Johnstone, Comment 2000, Education in Chemistry, 2000, 37(1), 12

 

Books

1. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Vol. 1, Heinemann, London, 1964.

2. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Vol. 2, Heinemann, London, 1965.

3. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Vol. 3, Heinemann, London, 1966.

4. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Vol. 4, Heinemann, London, 1967.

5. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Vol. 5, Heinemann, London, 1969.

6. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Teachers' Guides to “Chemistry Takes Shape”, (5 volumes), Heinemann, London, 1964-69.

7. A. H. Johnstone, J. T. McCarron, T. I. Morrison, Test Your Chemistry, Heinemann, London, 1970.

8. A. H. Johnstone, D. W. A. Sharp, A Worksheet Introduction to Chemical Spectroscopy, Heinemann, London, 1969.

9. A. H. Johnstone, Objectives, Chapter in D. J. Daniels (Ed.), New Movements in the Study and Teaching of Chemistry, Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1975, 218-227. [Commissioned work].

10. D. Allport, A. H. Johnstone, Investigating a Model for Polymer Behaviour, I.C.I., 1971. [Commissioned work].

11. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Book 3, 2nd Edition, Heinemann, London.

12. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Book 4, 2nd Edition, Heinemann, London.

13. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, Chemistry Takes Shape, Book 5, 2nd Edition, Heinemann, London.

14. A. H. Johnstone, G. Webb, Energy Chaos and Chemical Change. A bridge book in Thermodynamics from School to University, Heinemann, London, 1977.

15. I. M. Duncan, A. H. Johnstone, Chemistry Check-Up. A self-instructional text, Heinemann, London, 1974.

16. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, Words in Chemistry, Chemical Society, 1978.

17. A. H. Johnstone, T. I. Morrison, N. Reid, Chemistry About Us - ‘O’ Level Text, Heinemann, London, 1980.

18. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, Understanding of Non-Technical Words in Science, Chemical Society, London, 1980.

19. J. R. T. Cassels, A. H. Johnstone, Words that Matter in Science, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1985, 66 pages.

20. A. H. Johnstone (Ed.), Problem Solving, Is There a Problem?, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1985, 50 pages.

21. A. H. Johnstone, Meaning Beyond Readability, Guildford, Southern Examination Group, 1988, (46 page book). [Commissioned work].

22. R. A. Hadden, A. H. Johnstone, Practical Problem Solving for Standard Grade Chemistry, Scottish Consultative Committee on the Curriculum, Glasgow, 1989 (145 page book). [Commissioned work].

23. B. E. Dawson, K. M. Letton, A. H. Johnstone, Science Education Research and Development Abstracts (Vol. 1), Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1989 (338 page book). [Commissioned work].

24. B. E. Dawson, K. M. Letton, A. H. Johnstone, Science Education Research and Development Abstracts (Vol. 2), Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1992 (415 page book). [Commissioned work].