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Team and Contact


Matthew Kearney
Faculty of Education
University of Technology, Sydney
Role: Author and Designer

David Treagust
Curtin University of Technology
Role: Advisor


Online Access


Screenshots of an early version and additional information are available online via Research link on Matthew Kearney's website at http://www.ed-dev.uts.edu.au/personal/mkearney/homepage/index.html

A web-based tool has been developed based on this learning design:

Intellectual Property and Dissemination



The intellectual property of the Predict-Observe-Explain eShell concept belongs to Matthew Kearney. Non-exclusive rights are granted to the University of Wollongong to make available a web-based eShell, which can be used for free (solely for educational purposes), to facilitate the design and implementation of this learning design.


This learning design will be used in another research study during 2003 in a Science Teacher Education context.

Related Publications


Kearney, M., & Treagust, D. F. (2001). Constructivism as a referent in the design and development of a computer program which uses interactive digital video to enhance learning in physics. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 17(1), 64-79.

This paper discusses the design and development of the learning design.

Kearney, M., Treagust, D., Yeo, S., & Zadnik, M. (2001). Student and teacher perceptions of the use of multimedia supported predict-observe-explain tasks to probe understanding. Research in Science Education, 31(4), 589-615.

This paper discusses students and teacher perceptions of the learning design. Go to the Research link at: http://www.ed-dev.uts.edu.au/personal/mkearney/homepage/index.html

Kearney, M. (2002). Classroom Use of multimedia-supported predict-observe-explain tasks to elicit and promote discussion about students’ physics conceptions. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Perth: Curtin University of Technology.

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