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Deputy Head of School, Griffith University

David Geelan has taught high school science and maths in 3 states and worked as a teacher educator in Papua New Guinea, Canada and Australia. His research interests include teacher explanations and educational technology in science education.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Deputy Head of School, Griffith University
  • 2018–2019
    Associate Professor, Science Education, Griffith University
  • 2015–2017
    Deputy Head of School, Griffith University
  • 2012–2014
    Senior Lecturer, Science Education, Griffith University
  • 2006–2012
    Senior Lecturer, Science Education, The University of Queensland
  • 2005–2006
    Associate Professor, Science Education, The University of Alberta
  • 2001–2004
    Assistant Professor, Science Education, The University of Alberta
  • 2000–2001
    Postdoctoral scholar, Edith Cowan University

Education

  • 2014 
    Griffith University, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • 2012 
    The University of Queensland, Graduate Certificate in Science (Physics)
  • 1998 
    Curtin University, Doctor of Philosophy (Science Education)
  • 1994 
    The University of Melbourne, Master of Education (Research)
  • 1988 
    Avondale College, Bachelor of Education (Chemistry)

Publications

  • 2020
    Education Sciences, Physical Science Teacher Skills in a Conceptual Explanation
  • 2020
    Journal of Molecular Liquids, Is interfacial tension of a liquid-air interface thermodynamically a cyclic process?
  • 2019
    Research In Science Education, Practitioner Learning in the Intersections Between Science and Language
  • 2019
    International Journal of Science Education, Developing an approach to the performance-oriented testing of science teachers' action-related competencies
  • 2018
    The Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education, Science Education: Educating the Citizens of the Future
  • 2018
    Education Sciences, Evaluating a novel instructional sequence for conceptual change in physics using interactive simulations
  • 2017
    Theorising Personalised Education,
  • 2013
    Connected Science: Strategies for Integrative Learning in Science,
  • 2006
    Undead Theories: Constructivism, Eclecticism and Research in Education.,
  • 2004
    Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms: Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Research in Education,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Leading Change in Junior Secondary
    Role:
    Co-principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Queensland Department of Education
  • 2010
    Engaging students: issues of difference, distribution and recognition in schools
    Role:
    Co-principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery
  • 2008
    Evaluating the effectiveness of scientific visualisations in physics and chemistry education
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery
  • 2006
    Impact of SuperNet on the K-12 Education System in Alberta
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Alberta Education
  • 2005
    Addressing Misconceptions in the Understanding of Global Climate Change Through Visualization
    Role:
    Co-principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    US National Science Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • President and Managing Director, Australasian Science Education Research Association
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Educators
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Areas

  • Curriculum And Pedagogy (1302)