Document Library

Three types of documents are available from this page:

Public Documents are ASELL documents that are freely available; this includes documents needed to prepare a submission to the ASELL database, such as the educational template.

Publications includes journal articles published by the ASELL team, as well as other non-refereed articles.

Published Experiments are reprints of the published educational analyses of experiments accepted to the database.

Public Documents

ASELL Educational Template,v3: This is the latest blank Educational Template.
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Guidelines for ASELL Educational Template: This is the latest guidelines document that was provided to delegates preparing for ASELL workshops. It offers instructions on how to complete the template.
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ACELL Educational Template,v1: This is the blank Educational Template that was used by delegates for the February 2006 Workshop.
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Guidelines for ACELL Educational Template: This is the guidelines document that was provided to delegates preparing for the ACELL workshop in February 2006. It offers instructions on how to complete the template.
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Publications

The Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) Project: The first Australian multidisciplinary workshop: Full reference: Alexandra Yeung, Simon M. Pyke, Manjula D. Sharma, Simon C. Barrie, Mark A. Buntine,Karen Burke Da Silva,Scott H. Kable,Kieran F. Lim. (2010). International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education,19(2),51-72,2011.
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The Advancing Science By Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) project: The next chapter: Full reference: Simon M. Pyke,Alexandra Yeung,Scott H. Kable,Manjula D. Sharma,Simon C. Barrie,Mark A. Buntine,Karen Burke da Silva,Kieran F. Lim. (2010). The Advancing Science By Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) project: The next chapter. In M. Sharma (Ed). Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference,(pp 7-12). Sydney,NSW: UniServe Science.
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ACELL: a model for providing professional and personal development and facilitating improved student laboratory learning outcomes: Full reference:  Buntine,M.A.,’Read,J.R.,Barrie,S.C.,Bucat,R.B.,Crisp,G.T.,George,A.V.,Jamie,I.M.  & Kable,S.H.,(2007) Advancing Chemistry by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ACELL): a model for providing professional and personal development and facilitating improved student laboratory learning outcomes,Chemistry Education Research & Practice,8(2),232-254
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The ACELL Project: Student Participation, Professional Development, and Improving Laboratory Learning: This refereed conference proceeding focusses on ‘the February 2006 Workshop,and the feedback collected at that workshop.Full reference: Read,J. R.,Buntine,M. A.,Crisp,G. T.,Barrie,S. C.,George,A. V.,Kable,S. H.,Bucat,R. B. and Jamie,I. M. (2006). ‘The ACELL project: Student participation,professional development,and improving laboratory learning. In Symposium Proceedings: Assessment in Science Teaching and Learning (pp. 113-119). Sydney,NSW: UniServe Science.
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Achievements of an ACELL Workshop: This article describes some of the achievements of the February 2006 ACELL workshop,and presents some of the evaluation data collected at ‘that workshop.Full reference: Read,J. R.,Barrie,S. C.,Bucat,R. B.,Buntine,M. A.,Crisp,G. T.,George,A. V.,Jamie,I. M.,  & Kable,S. H. (2006). Achievements of an ACELL workshop. ‘Chemistry in Australia’, 73(9),17-20.
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The Australian Chemistry Enhanced Laboratory Learning Project: This article includes a discussion of the educational basis of learning in the laboratory,as well as the goals of the ACELL project. It was published in the lead up to the February 2006 workshop. Full reference: Read,J. R. (2006). The Australian Chemistry Enhanced Laboratory Learning Project. Chemistry in Australia, 73(1),3-5.
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APCELL: The Australian Physical Chemistry Enhanced Laboratory Learning Project: This journal paper discusses the origins of the APCELL project and the motivations behind its formation,and the partnership that was established between the project and the Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry. Full Reference: Barrie,S. C.,Buntine,M. A.,Jamie,I. M.,& Kable,S. H. (2001). APCELL: ‘The Australian Physical Chemistry Enhanced Laboratory Learning Project. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 57, 6-12.
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APCELL: Developing Better Ways of Teaching in the Laboratory: This refereed conference proceeding discusses some of the achievements of the APCELL project in developing a protocol for evaluating undergraduate experiments in the domain of physical chemsitry. Full Reference: Barrie,S. C.,Buntine,M. A.,Jamie,I. M.,& Kable,S. H. (2001). APCELL: Developing better ways of teaching in the ‘laboratory. In A. Fernandez (Ed.). Proceedings of Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop (pp. 23-28). Sydney,NSW: UniServe Science.
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Physical Chemistry in the Lab: This article includes a discussion of the APCELL approach,and the January 2001 workshop. Full reference: Barrie,S.,’Buntine,M.,Jamie,I.,and Kable,S. (2001). Physical Chemistry in the Lab. Chemistry in Australia, 68(2),36-37.
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Teaching and Learning in the Laboratory: Can we do it better?: This is a brief discussion of the philosophy of the APCELL project in the wider context of laboratory-based learning. It was published in Synergy,which is produced by the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney. Full Reference: Barrie,S.,Jamie,I.,Kable,S.,& Buntine,M. (2001). Teaching and Learning in the Laboratory: Can we do it better? Synergy, 15, 8-9.
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Other Documents

Schedule of the 2006 ACELL Workshop: This shows the daily schedule for the 3 day workshop held at the University of Sydney between 13 and 15 February, 2006.

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Experiments at the 2006 Workshop: This document lists the 33 experiments tested at the 2006 workshop, along with their identification codes.

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Delegate Evaluation of the 2006 Workshop: This file contains a summary of the responses of the delegates to the 2006 workshop to the Likert scale items on the evaluation survey, and ‘the verbatim responses to the open-ended items.

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Variety Chem Ed conference handout: Scott Kable and Justin Read presented a short workshop on ACELL at the Variety Conference on Chemical Education in Dublin in August 2008.  The workshop was a 2.5 hour interactive session with a short experimental component.

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Workshop Survey A: This is the survey used at ASELL Workshops to collect delegates’ views on each submitted experiment.

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Workshop Survey B: This is the survey used at ASELL Workshops to collect delegates’ views on the educational analysis within section 2 of the educational template – this section deals with the ‘learning objectives of the experiment, the processes by which these objectives are achieved, and the indicators for both students and staff as to whether the outcomes have been achieved.

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A call for nominations to attend July 2009 workshop: Letter to Associate Deans announcing the  2009 workshop (6-8 July 2009) and calling for nominations of 2-person teams (‘one academic and one student) to attend and showcase one 1st year experiment per team.

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In-Semester Survey: Following third party laboratory evaluation of an experiment, the submitter(s) have the opportunity to modify it based on its evaluation.  Feedback is then ‘collected from students at the submitting institution when experiment is run during normal classes using this instrument.

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2009 ASELL registration form: Registration form for 2009 ASELL workshop

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2009 ASELL Chemistry Workshop – list of participants: This documents lists all the delegates who participated in the 2009 ASELL Chemistry Workshop held at the University of Sydney in July 2009.

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UQ Faculty of Science Public Seminars: Lists the public seminars held during the UQ ASELL Biology Workshop in June 2011

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19th ICCE Abstract for Student Learning Presentation: Abstract for presentation at 19th ICCE on Student Learning

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19th ICCE Colour Handout for Student Learning Presentation: Colour version of handout

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19th ICCE Greyscale Handout for Student Learning Presentation: Greyscale version of handout

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19th ICCE Abstract for Professional Development Presentation: Abstract

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19th ICCE Colour Handout for Professional Development Presentation: Handout in colour

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19th ICCE Greyscale Handout for Professional Development Presentation: Handout in greyscale

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19th BCCE Abstract: Abstract for ACELL presentation at BCCE.

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19th BCCE Colour Handout: Handout in colour

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19th BCCE Greyscale Handout: Handout in greyscale

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2006 HERDSA Abstract: PDF of HERDSA abstract, 2006

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2006 HERDSA Colour Handout: The handout of slides from the 2006 HERDSA presentation, in colour

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2006 HERDSA Greyscale Handout: The handout of slides from the 2006 HERDSA presentation, in greyscale

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Children’s Misconceptions and Conceptual Change in Science Education: This review was written in 2004 as part of the coursework for the unit of study Psychology of Learning,Knowing,and ‘Thinking in the Master of Education degree program at the University of Sydney. It should be referenced as:Read,J. R. (2004). Children’s Misconceptions and Conceptual Change in Science Education. Available from http://acell.chem.usyd.edu.’au/Conceptual-Change.cfm

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Conceptual Change Reference List: A list of selected references on the topic of conceptual change.

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Conceptual Change Presentation Handout: The slides from the presentation Conceptual Change Theories as Frameworks for Chemistry Education Research from the 19th Biennial Conference ‘on Chemical Education.

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Conceptual Change Presentation Abstract: The abstract for the presentation Conceptual Change Theories as Frameworks for Chemistry Education Research ‘from the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.

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Chinese Scholars Presentation Sem 1 2006 Colour Handout: The colour version of the handout from Scott’s presentation to the Chinese Scholars in semester 1,2006.

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Chinese Scholars Presentation Sem 1 2006 Greyscale Handout: The greyscale version of the handout from Scott’s presentation to the Chinese Scholars in semester 1,2006. ‘

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Data from Survey of February 2006 Workshop Delegates: This file contains the raw data from the survey of delegates at the February 2006 ACELL workshop,plus some of the content analysis of the qualitative data from the open-ended survey items.  It is provided to be read in conjunction with the Guide to Content Analysis provided on the ACELL website.

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Credit Card Payment Form (ASELL 2009): Attendees can pay for registration by credit card

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2009 ASELL Chemistry Workshop Schedule: Schedule of workshop activities and events Includes map of campus and where the accommodation and workshop events are

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2009 ASELL Chemistry Workshop Welcome: Welcome to the Workshop

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2011 Queensland ASELL Biology Workshop Flyer: Please browse this flyer if you would like more information on the upcoming Queensland ASELL Biology workshop

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2010 ASELL Science Workshop – list of participants: This document lists the delegates who participated in the first ASELL Science Workshop held at the University of Adelaide in ‘April 2010

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2006 ACELL Workshop Participants: This document lists the delegates who participated in the ACELL workshop held at the University of Sydney in February 2006.

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Credit Card Payment Form (ASELL Workshop 2011): Attendees can use this form to pay registration by credit card.

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2011 ASELL Workshop Schedule (DRAFT): This is a draft Schedule for the ASELL Science Workshop to be held in Sydney in June 2011

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Accommodation suggestions: Lists hotels and serviced apartments located close to the University of Sydney

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2012 ASELL Schools Workshop – experiment and workshop schedule: This document outlines the activities of the day for the first ASELL Schools workshop.

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2013 ASELL Schools Workshop Expression of Interest Form: Please complete this form if you wish to submit an experiment for the 2013 ASELL Schools Science Workshop

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2013 ASELL Schools Workshop Draft Program: This is the draft program for the 2013 ASELL Schools Science Workshop to be held on 26 April 2013.

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2013 ASELL National Workshop Draft Program: This is the draft program for the 2013 ASELL National Science Workshop to be held from 2-5 April 2013.

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2013 ASELL National Workshop Expression of Interest Form: Please complete this form if you wish to submit an experiment for the 2013 ASELL National Science Workshop

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2013 ASELL National Workshop credit card payment form: Please use this form for payment for the 2013 ASELL National Science Workshop.

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2013 ASELL National Workshop flyer: This flyer provides information on the 2013 ASELL National Workshop to be held from 2-5 April 2013 at the University of Sydney

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Accommodation suggestions 2013: This document lists some accommodation suggestions for the ASELL National Science Workshop 2013.

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2013 NSW Institute of Teachers accreditation: This document decribes the steps required to receive NSW Institute of Teachers accreditation for the ASELL Schools Workshop to be ‘held on 26 April 2013.

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