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Title: Application of theory in science education classrooms
Contributor(s): Yeigh, Tony (author); Whannell, Robert  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: This chapter is the mirror to Chapter 1.3. The main goal of this chapter is to provide practical examples to elaborate on and illustrate the applications of the main focus areas of Chapter 1.3. A close relationship exists between instructional design and classroom management, based on the ability of effective instruction to engage students (Scott, Nelson & Liaupsin, 2001). We therefore begin this chapter by noting that a general principle of applied theory is that instruction which engages student attention will also contribute to classroom management, an important consideration for every classroom teacher. When we get to the area of applied theory, we are dealing with highly complex elements of instructional design. Important considerations in this area include thinking about how we can best teach concepts to our students, how to develop effective problem-solving skills, how meaning is constructed from the raw information of learning, how to scaffold student learning for transfer or generalisation, and how to get students to regulate their own learning.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Teaching Secondary Science: Theory and Practice, p. 259-282
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781316636114
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390305 Professional education and training
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
280109 Expanding knowledge in education
HERDC Category Description: B2 Chapter in a Book - Other
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Editor: Editor(s): Geoff Woolcott and Robert Whannell
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