Spotlight on Learning – Emily Campbell

A new face on the Junior Campus is Emily Campbell, an Early Learning teacher. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, she completed a Bachelor of Early Education before undertaking a Masters of Education, focusing on Special Education, Inclusion and Early Intervention. Post-qualifications, Emily worked and travelled extensively before joining us here in January 2022.

In her own words, “I have loved the opportunities to research different approaches to learning and teaching both interstate (Melbourne) and internationally, particularly in Sweden and Reggio Emilia, Italy – where there is a world-renowned educational philosophy, Reggio Children – Reggio Emilia Approach. I enjoy putting this knowledge into practice through inquiring with children, facilitating an exploration of the world around us, and documenting our learning. I also spent 6 months in Veliky Novgorod, Russia assisting a local primary school and University with English lessons before I began teaching, which was an amazing experience.”

In the 2017 Department of Education Awards for Excellence, Emily was one of three finalists for Tasmanian primary school teacher of the year. She has engaged in continual professional development and identifies several pedagogical and professional role models, including Anne Bayetto, the big six strategies for reading and Kath Murdoch – Learning and teaching with an inquiry stance. Concept-based learning around a big idea and guiding questions, using formative assessment to relaunch learning and plan for targeted learning.

We welcome Emily warmly into our teaching team and look forward to her influence in the school.