Wink Group / UIC: Chemistry and Learning Sciences
Publications in Chemical Education, Education, and Learning Sciences
Publications in peer reviewed settings or books that were authored or co-authored by me here. See below for
other papers and presentations (including editorials) by me or for papers from my students or projects that I supported but did not co-author.
"A Collaborative Model-Based Symmetry Activity for the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory."
Jacob Jan Markut, Jordi Cabana, Neal Mankad, Donald J. Wink*. J. Chem. Educ. 2023, 100, 1633-1640.
- "CoLab: A workshop-based undergraduate research experience for entering college students"
Adrian Wierzchowski, Donald J. Wink,* Hongyang Zhang, Kristy Kambanis, Jacqueline O Rojas Robles, Avia Rosenhouse-Dantsker. J. Chem. Educ. 2022, 99 4085–4093.
"Engaging social science and humanities students in community-based research on nitrogen oxide pollution."
Donald J. Wink,* Lisa Lynn, Carol Fendt, Melanie Snow, Ray Muhammad, Elizabeth Todd-Breland. J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98(12), 3940-3946.
- "Examining an acid-base laboratory practical assessment from the perspective of
Hongyang Zhang, Donald J. Wink,* J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98(6), 1898-1909.
- "The ACS General Chemistry Performance Expectations Project: From Task Force to Distributed Process
for Implementing Multidimensional Learning."
Sam Pazicni*, DonaldJ. Wink, Ashley Donovan, John Conrad, Joshua Darr, Dana Richter-Egger, Rachel Morgan Theall, Adrian Villalta-Cerdas, Deborah Walker
J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98(4), 1112-1123.
"Chemistry education and the post-constructivist perspective of Bruno Latour."
Donald J. Wink. J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97(3), 4268-4275.
"Assessing College Chemistry Laboratory Learning Using Evidence-Centered Design Principles."
Donald J. Wink and Hongyang (Jennifer) Zhang.
Short paper in The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences: 14th International Conference of
the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 2. Gresalfi, M, and Horn, I. S., eds. 2020, 617-620.
"An Identity Trajectory Analysis of a Scientist/Educator Engagement With a Large Urban District."
Donald J. Wink. Short paper in The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences: 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 2. Gresalfi, M, and Horn, I. S., eds. 2020, 617-620.
"The Logic of Proportional Reasoning and Its Transfer into Chemistry." Wink, D. J.* and Ryan, S. A. C. In It's Just Math: Research on Students' Understanding of Chemistry and Mathematics., Towns, M. H., Bain, K., Rodriguez, J.-M., eds., ACS Symposium Series. V. 1316, 157-171.DOI 10.1021/bk-2019-1316.ch010.
- "Developing Interdisciplinary Competencies for Science Teaching and Learning: A Teacher - Researcher Professional Learning Community." Wink, D. J.,
Gane, B. D., Ko, M-L., George, M., Zeller, L., Goldman, S., Pellegrino, J., Kang, R. In Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age. Making the Learning
Sciences Count, The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 3. Kay, J. & Luckin, R., eds, 1521-1522.
"Relating Chemistry to Healthcare and MORE: Implementation of MORE in a Survey Organic and Biochemistry Course
for Prehealth Students" Schroeder, L., Bierdz, J., Wink, D. J., Daubenmire, P. L., King, M. and Clark, G. A.*
J. Chem. Educ., 2018, 95 37-46 .
"Dialysis, albumin, and competitive binding; a laboratory lesson relating three chemical concepts to healthcare."
Domingo, J.; Abualia, M.; Barragan, D.; Schroeder, L.; Wink, D.; King, M.; Clark, G. A.*
J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94, 1102-1106.
- "Connecting Protein Structure to Intermolecular Interactions: A Computer Modeling Laboratory."
M. Abualia, L., M. Garcia, P. L. Daubenmire, D. J. Wink, G.A. Clark*. J. Chem. Educ., 2016, 93(8), 1353-1363. DOI 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00910.
"Constructivist frameworks in chemistry education and the problem of the 'thumb in the eye.'"
Donald J. Wink. J. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91(5), 617-622.
"Insights Into Teacher Reflective Practice During Planning."
Michael T. Dianovsky & Donald J. Wink.
In Learning and becoming in practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014, Volume 2 Polman, J. P. et al, eds. 2014, 816-822.
This is available from the ISLS Repository.
- "Working To Build a Chemical Education Practice."
Donald J. Wink, Sharon Fetzer Gislason, & Julie Ellefson. In Trajectories of Chemistry Education Innovation
and Reform. Holme, T., Cooper, M. M., & Varma-Nelson, P., Eds. 2013, 111-127.
"Guessing the number of candies in a jar? Who needs guessing?"
Stephanie A. Ryan & Donald Wink. J. Chem. Educ. 2012, 89(9), pp 1171-1173,
- "Student learning through journal writing in a general education
chemistry course for pre-elementary education majors. "Michael T. Dianovsky & Donald J. Wink.
Science Education., 2012, 96, 543-565.
- "These Kids Can't Do Inquiry, Another Urban Legend,
" Patrick L. Daubenmire, Donald J. Wink, & Adam Tarnoff In Investigating Classroom Myths
through Research on Teaching and Learning. Bunce, D., Ed., 2011, 83-110.
- "Lorenzo's Oil as a vehicle for teaching chemistry
content, processes of science, and sociology of science in a general education chemistry classroom." Donald Wink.
J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88, 1380-1384. DOI:10.1021/ed101186n
- "Using the Activity Model of Inquiry to Enhance General
Chemistry Students' Understanding of Nature of Science." Sara Marchlewicz* and Donald J. Wink.
J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88, 1041-1047. DOI:10.1021/ed100363n
- "Student Learning Through Journal Writing in
a Natural Science Course for Pre-Elementary Education Majors." Michael T. Dianovsky and Donald J. Wink.
In Gomez, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (Eds.) Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the
9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) - Volume 1, Full Papers.
International Society of the Learning Sciences: Chicago IL, pp. 802-809.
- "Learning as inquiry." Susan Goldman,
Joshua Radinsky, Steve Tozer and Donald Wink. In E. Baker, B. McGraw, and P. Penelope (Eds)
The International Encyclopedia of Education. 3rd ed, 2010, Oxford: Elsevier.
- "The Center for Authentic Science Pratice in
Education: Integrating Science Research into the Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum,"
by Cianán B. Russell, Anne K. Bentley, Donald J. Wink, and Gabriela C. Weaver. In
Making Chemistry Relevant: Strategies for Including All Students in a Learner-
Sensitive Environment, S. Basu-Dutt, Ed. 2010, New York: Wiley, 193-206.
- "Philosophical Cognitive, and Sociological
Roots for Connections in Chemistry Teaching and Learning," by Donald J. Wink. In
Making Chemistry Relevant: Strategies for Including All Students in a Learner-
Sensitive Environment, S. Basu-Dutt, Ed. 2010, New York: Wiley, 1-26.
- "Materials Development for a Research-Based
Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum," by Cianán B. Russell, Anne K. Bentley, Donald J. Wink,
Gabriela C. Weaver, Chemical Educator, 2009, 14, 55-60.
"Fostering Pre-Service Teacher Identity through Student-Initiated Reflective Projects," by Donald J. Wink,
Julie Ellefson, Marlynne Nishimura, Dana Perry, Stacy Wenzel, and Jeong-hye Hwang Choe,
Feminist Teacher, 2009, 19, 31-46. DOI:10.1353/ftr.0.0025.
"Inquiry-based and research-based laboratory pedagogies in
undergraduate science" by Gabriela C. Weaver,* Cianán B. Russell & Donald J. Wink,
Nature Chemical Biology, 2008, 4, 577-580 (Commentary).
- "Bringing Standards-based Chemistry Instruction to an Urban School District,"by Donald J. Wink, Patrick L. Daubenmire, Sarah K. Brennan, and Stephanie A. Cunningham, Chemistry and the National Science Education Standards, 2nd Ed., Stacey Lowery Bretz, Ed., 2008.
- "Pennies and Eggs: Initiation
into Inquiry Learning for Pre-service Elementary Education Teachers," by Donald J.
Wink and Jeong-hye Hwang Choe, J. Chem. Educ., 2008, 85, 396-398.
- "Inquiry and Connections
in Integrated Science Content Courses for Elementary Education
Majors," by Maria Varelas, Roy Plotnick, Donald Wink, Qian
Fan, and Yvonne Harris, J. Coll. Sci. Teach., 2008, 37(5), 40-47.
- "Synthesis and Characterization of Aldol Condensation Products from Unknown Aldehydes
and Ketones: An Inquiry-Based Experiment in the Undergraduate Laboratory," by
Nicholas G. Angelo, Laura K. Henchey, Adam J. Waxman, Donald Wink, James W. Canary, and Paramjit
S. Arora,* J. Chem. Educ., 2007, 84, 1816-1819.
- "Connections between
Pedagogical and Epistemological Constructivism: Questions for Teaching and
Research in Chemistry," by Donald J. Wink, Foundations of Chemistry,
2006, 8, 111-151. DOI:
- "Developing a New Model
to Provide First and Second-Year Undergraduates with Chemistry Research
Experience: Early Findings of the Center for Authentic Science Practice in
Education (CASPiE)," by Gabriela C. Weaver,
Donald Wink, Pratibha Varma-Nelson,
Fred Lytle, Robert Morris, William Fornes, Cianán Russell, and William J. Boone, Chemical
Educator, 2006, 11, 125-129.
- "Relevance and Learning
Theory," Donald J. Wink. In The Chemists' Guide to Effective
Teaching, N. B. Pienta, T. Greenbowe,
M. Cooper, eds. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2005.
Partnership for Innovation in High School Environmental Science,"
Donald J. Wink, Shakura Haqque,
and Daniel Zavitz, Spectrum: The Journal of the Illinois
Science Teachers Association, 2004, 30(3), 11-14.
- "Development of a
Biochemistry Laboratory Course with a Project-Oriented Goal" Robert
V. Stahelin, Raymond E. Forslund,
Donald J. Wink, and Wonhwa Cho*,
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, ,
2003, 31, 106.
- "Almost Like Weighing
Someone's Soul: Chemistry in Contemporary Film" Donald J. Wink. J.
Chem. Educ., 2001, 78, 481.
- "Reconstructing Student
Knowledge: The Challenge of Transformative Perspectives," Donald J.
Wink. J. Chem. Educ., 2001, 78, 1107.
- "The MATCH Program: A
Preparatory Chemistry and Intermediate Algebra Curriculum" Donald J.
Wink, Sharon Fetzer Gislason,
Sheila D. McNicholas, Barbara J. Zusman and Robert C. Mebane. J. Chem. Educ., 2000, 77, 999.
- "Is Teaching
Instinctive? I'm Afraid Not." Donald J. Wink. J. College Science
Teaching, 1999, 28, 315.
- "The Use of Matrix
Inversion in Spreadsheet Programs to Obtain Chemical Equations."
Donald J. Wink, J. Chem. Educ., 1994, 71, 490.
- "The Conversion of
Chemical Energy: Part 2. Biochemical Examples." J. Chem. Educ., Donald J. Wink, 1992, 69, 264.
- "The Conversion of
Chemical Energy: Part 1. Technological Examples." J. Chem. Educ., Donald J. Wink, 1992, 69, 108.
- "Spin-Lattice Relaxation
Times in 1H NMR Spectroscopy." Donald J. Wink, J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 861.
Other Education Publications, Commentaries, and Presentations
"Analyzing Science Education as a "Construction Site for Science" using Latour's Collective of Humans and Non-Humans"
Donald J. Wink.
NARST 2020 Conference Roundtable Poster Presentation
"Would we have Chemistry without Marvelous Metals?"
Donald J. Wink.
J. Chem. Educ. 2019 Guest Editorial, 96(10), 2067-2068.
"Comment on Planned Issuance of a Revised Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) Permit Midwest Generation, LLC Fisk Generating Station." Donald J. Wink, White paper submitted to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. "
"Immigrant Students in the U.S. Chemistry Classroom: An Educational Opportunity and Challenge."
Donald J. Wink.
J. Chem. Educ. 2015 Guest Editorial, 92(11), 1771-1772.
Related: ACS Policy Statement on
Workforce Related Immigration
"Using Rigor and Relevance To Address Dropouts in the Science Classroom."
Donald J. Wink. J. Chem. Educ., 2010 Guest Editorial. 87, 1119-1120. DOI: 10.1021/ed100918c.
"A Systems Approach to Improving K-12 STEM Education" Written testimony
before the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education.
"Evaluation of the Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE) model of undergraduate research"
Donald J. Wink and Gabriela C. Weaver. Report to the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education
'Promising Practices in Undergraduate Education' workshop. 2008.
"What science does our students need to know?"Presentation to the Laboratory Chicago 2020 program,
June 11, 2004.
Publications from DJW Students and Projects
"Characterizing multi-dimensional, teacher-designed, science assessments: Dimensions, integration, and cognitive demand."
Paper accepted for talk at NARST Annual International Conference, Portland, OR, USA. (Conference canceled). Laura S. Zeller and Donald J. Wink.
This is available as a download.
This paper is from a graduate advisee and was supported in part through NSF-DUE-1561550.
"Using the Science Writing Heuristic to Support NGSS-Aligned Instruction."
Nina Hike & Sara Hughes-Phelan. J. Chem. Educ., DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00472.
This paper is from a two teachers at Curie HS and was supported in part through NSF-DUE-0928669.
"Learning to practice data-driven instructional leadership: Confronting cultural and historical contradictions."
In Learning and becoming in practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014, Volume 2 Polman, J. P. et al, eds. 2014, 911-918. This is available as a pdf download with permission from ISLS. This paper is from a graduate advisee and was supported in part through NSF-DUE-0928669.
"Subject-matter experts in urban schools: Journeys of enacted identities in science and mathematics classrooms." Ye, L., Varelas, M., & Guajardo, R. (2011). Urban Education, 46(4), 845-879. This paper is from the UIC GK-12 "SKIT" project and was supported through NSF-DGE-0338328.
"Curricular orientations, experiences, and actions: Graduate students in science and mathematics fields work in urban high school classrooms." Christodoulou, N., & Varelas, M. with Wenzel, S. (2009). Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46(1), 1-26. This paper is from the UIC GK12 Fellows pojrect and was supported through NSF-DGE-9979537.
- These papers are molecular chemistry research published as part of the CASPiE project, NSF-CHE-0418902.
"Diphenylammonium salt catalysts for microwave assisted triglyceride transesterification of corn and soybean oil for biodiesel production." Mark W. Majewski, Scott A. Pollack and Veronica A. Curtis-Palmer (NEIU), Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50(37), 5175-5177.
"Reduction of Solid-Supported Olefins and Alkynes." David P. Dickson, Christine Toh, Menaka Lunda, Maria V. Yermolina, Duncan J. Wardrop and Chad L. Landrie (UIC), J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 9535-9538.