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David Geelan

Deputy Head (Academic)
School of Education and Professional Studies
+61 (0)7 5552 8647 (Work)
G30 3.20, Gold Coast Campus

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David has taught high school science and maths in Victoria, NSW and WA, and worked as a science educator in Papua New Guinea and Canada as well as Australia. His books 'Weaving Narrative Nets' and 'Undead Theories' explore ideas around qualitative approaches to educational research, and he won an Australian Publishing Award for the 'Science Ways' series of textbooks for Queensland schools. David has been helping beginning teachers learn about teaching science since 2000. He has conducted research on teachers' explanations in physics classrooms, videoconference teaching and learning and his own teaching practice, and his current work is on the use of interactive simulations ('virtual labs') in chemistry and physics education.


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    Griffith Institute for Educational Research2012