List of journals that publish plant science pedagogy articles?

Dr. Cindy Graham cmgraham at ucalgary.ca
Tue Feb 22 10:50:06 EST 2005


I would be very interested in this information as well - and quite happy 
to collaborate if you are interested.  I am redesigning the curriculum 
for our introductory plant physiology class here.

There are some interesting articles on the ABLE website (Association for
Biology Laboratory Education) http://www.zoo.utoronto.ca/able/

Jon Monroe also has some interesting ideas on his website.  I would 
really like to try out his experiments with screening and characterizing
mutagenized Arabidopsis but our semesters are too short.
http://csm.jmu.edu/biology/courses/bio455_555/atlab/ppjm1.html

I would also be very interested in hearing about any texts that people 
are using.  We have been using Introduction to Plant Physiology by 
Hopkins and Huner but I find it quite poorly organized and the students 
find it very frustrating to use.  I have considered using Taiz and 
Zeiger but the level is slightly higher than I would like as it is an 
introductory physiology course.

Cheers,
Cindy

Dr. Cindy Graham,
Instructor - Natural Sciences Program
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB.
T2N 1N4
(403) 210-8822

On 2/21/05 4:00 PM, "Douglas Bielenberg" <dbielen at CLEMSON.EDU> wrote:

> Hello all,
>          Does anyone have a list of journals that accept and publish
> plant science pedagogy articles for the undergraduate level of
> instruction?  I know a few but am certainly not aware of all of the
> potential venues.  I would be willing to collate and post such a list
> from any responses I receive.
>          I am also interested in tracking down or assembling a
> bibliography of plant science articles for the UG level of teaching.
> Again I would be willing to maintain such a bibliography.  Primarily I
> am interested in laboratory exercises, but lecture concepts are also of
> interest.  Since Carol Reiss' manual seems to be a baseline for everyone
> in the field I don't see the potential for a whole new book coming out
> anytime soon, but I would like to gather together innovations and ideas
> that have made it into print since then.  Additionally, since many good
> ideas are often presented at the ASPB meeting, I would also be
> interested in collecting abstracts of the education posters in a
> bibliography so that the author can be contacted if the lab/concept has
> appeal.
>          As you may guess I am wanting to 1) assemble a better lab
> curriculum for my plant physiology course based on the trial and error
> of others who have put time into a similar endeavor and 2) decide if any
> of the innovations/ideas for labs that I generate are novel and have
> interest to a community so that I may gain some scholarship credit for
> the time I put into the course.  An approach I am particularly in is
> whether anyone has had success with integrating 'service learning' into
> a lab based science course?
>          If this has already been done or exists elsewhere on the web, I
> would be most grateful to be pointed in that direction.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Douglas Bielenberg
> 
> 
> Douglas G. Bielenberg
> 
> Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Biological Sciences
> 175 Plant & Animal Sciences Bldg.
> Department of Horticulture
> Clemson University
> Clemson, SC 29634-0319
> 
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