Dr Coral Campbell

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2000

Contact

Biography

Coral Campbell is an Associate Professor with the School of Education, Deakin University, based at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus

Coral’s research interests are in early childhood and primary science, design technology, and environmental education where she particularly focuses on practitioner learning and children’s development of science understandings. She is on the review panels for several international journals and is on the Board of Directors of the Australasian Science Education Research Association.

Coral has contributed to, and co-edited, the first Australian text for pre-service early childhood educators and practitioners, Science in Early Childhood (Cambridge University Press). She has chapters in other science and environmental education texts and publications in a broad range of journals.

In the last ten years, Coral has been involved in teaching in primary and secondary science education areas, environmental education, design technology education and mathematics education.  She works closely with the local school communities, promoting experiential learning for her education students. Coral has gained several teaching awards: the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2004; Joseph Banks’ Award for Teaching Excellence 2004; Faculty Award for Coordination of Graduate Diploma of Education (primary) and Nominee for the Australian Awards for University Teaching (2005).

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Research interests

Coral's research interests include science education, environmental education and technology(CDT) education within the contexts of early childhood, primary and secondary schools.

Affiliations

Australasian Science Education Research Association
Early Childhood Australia
Australian Education Research Association
European Early Childhood Research Association

Association of Science Education (England)

Teaching interests

2012-2104
Unit chair for ECE402 - Promoting science and environmental awareness (pipelining)

Unit Chair for ECE220 - Science and Environmental Education

Unit Chair for ECE320 - Science and Technology education
Unit Chair for ECE763 - Science and environmental awareness
Unit Chair for EEE712 - The Strategic Academic (Grad Cert Higher Ed)

Geelong and IKE Campus Chair for EST400 - Technology: Creativity and design

Units taught

ECE402 - Promoting science and environmental awareness (pipelining)

ECE220 - Science and Environmental Education

ECE320 - Science and Technology education
ECE763 - Science and environmental awareness
EEE712 - The Strategic Academic (Grad Cert Higher Ed)

Knowledge areas

science education, design technology education,  early childhood, primary teaching, professional learning of educators.

Conferences

2012 ASERA, BERA, EECERA, EERA, TERC

2011 ESERA, ASERA

Professional activities

2010-2015 Director on ASERA Board
2014-2014 Member of Faculty Board

2013 Member of Deakin Executive
2012 - 2015 Member Teaching and Learning committee
Editorial Board for Journal of Emergent Science
Editorial Board for South East Asia Journal of Mathematics and Science educaiton.
Review editor for RISE, IJSE.

Media appearances

Channel 31  Science specialists in primary schools 2013

ABC Radio 31 May 2014 - Early childhood science

Research groups

CREFI,

STEME

STEE

Awards

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2004
WJB Award for Excellence in Teaching 2004

Faculty of Education Award for Coordination of the Grad Dip Education 2006

Projects

2015-2017-ARC-Out-of-field teaching: Sustaining quality practices across subject boundaries

2014 - CREFI - Sustainability of science teaching in primary schools relating to the Primary Science Specialist Learning Program

2013-2014 - OLT - Science Teacher Education Partnerships in Schools (STEPS)

2013-2014 - Primary Science Specialist Professional Learning Program research

2013-2014- The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) NAP-Science Literacy in Australia

2013 - CRG - TOPAT - Teaching Out-of-field: Preparing Adaptable Teachers

2011-2012 - Primary Science Specialist Professional Learning Program research
2011-2012 - Switched on Secondary Science Professional Learning Program research
2011- 2013 - Barwon South Network - School Improvement Cycle
2011-2012 - Kindergarten Participation Project
2012 Evaluation of the National Partnership (Teacher Quality, Supply and Retention

Publications

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2016

Online professional learning for rural teachers of mathematics and science

Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Esther Loong

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 99-114, Australasian journal of educational technology, Tugun, Qld., C1

journal

Early childhood science exploration: a vehicle for inclusive practices

Dr Coral Campbell

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 1-11, New Zealand research in early childhood education, Wellington, New Zealand, C1

journal

Successful university-school partnerships: an interpretive framework to inform partnership practice

Dr Mellita Jones, Dr Linda Hobbs, John Kenny, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, EM/Prof Andrew Gilbert, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Christine Redman

(2016), Vol. 60, pp. 108-120, Teaching and teacher education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2015

The place of science in the early years

Dr Coral Campbell, Christine Howitt

(2015), pp. 7-13, Science in early childhood, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Improving schools: productive tensions between the local, the systemic and the global

Dr Shaun Rawolle, Dr Muriel Wells, A/Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Coral Campbell

(2015), Singapore, A1

book

Maximising intercultural learning in short term international placements: Findings associated with orientation programs, guided reflection and immersion

Dr Coral Campbell, Caroline Walta

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 1-15, Australian journal of teacher education, Mt. Lawley, W.A., C1

journal

Environmental education in natural play spaces

Dr Coral Campbell, Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

(2015), pp. 148-167, Science in early childhood, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of the support, challenges and opportunities associated with teaching out-of-field

Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Coral Campbell

(2015), pp. 213-224, ATEE 2014 : Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities, Brussels, Belgium, E1

conference

Establishing school university partnerships to teach science – Does what worked for us work for you?

John Kenny, Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Mellita Jones, Dr Coral Campbell, EM/Prof Andrew Gilbert, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Christine Redman

(2015), pp. 2029-2040, ESERA 2015: Proceedings of the 11th Conference for the Science Education Research Association: Engaging learners for a sustainable future, Helsinki, Finland, E1-1

conference

Successful university-school partnerships: an interpretive framework to inform partnership practice

Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Mellita Jones, John Kenny, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Sandra Herbert, EM/Prof Andrew Gilbert, Dr Christine Redman

(2015), pp. 2073-2084, ESERA 2015: Proceedings of the 11th Conference for the Science Education Research Association: Engaging learners for a sustainable future, Helsinki, Finland, E1-1

conference
2014

The “new” science specialists

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough

(2014), Vol. 60, pp. 19-29, Teaching Science, Deakin, ACT, C1

journal

Developing effective school and university partnerships for teacher education

John Kenny, Dr Christine Redman, Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Mellita Jones, Dr Coral Campbell, Andy Gilbert, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Sandra Herbert

(2014), pp. 2620-2632, EDULEARN14 Proceedings : 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies 2014, Barcelona, Spain, E1

conference

Science teacher education partnerships with schools (STEPS): partnerships in science teacher education

Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Coral Campbell

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 43-65, Australian journal of teacher education, Katoomba, N. S. W., C1

journal
2013

Exploring alternative approaches

Dr Coral Campbell, Julito C. Aligaen, Warabhorn Preechaporn

(2013), pp. 24-37, Learning science beyond the classroom, Penang, Malaysia, B1

chapter
2012

Motivating children to learn : the role of technology education

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Beverley Jane

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 1-11, International journal of technology and design education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Catering for children's differing needs in early childhood science education

Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), pp. 131-147, Science in early childhood, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

Observing, assessing and documenting learning in science

Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), pp. 163-176, Science in early childhood, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

Environmental education for sustainability and its place within science

Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), pp. 113-130, Science in early childhood, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

Professional learning : reflective practice in science education

Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), pp. 177-189, Science in early childhood, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

Identifying some issues in professional learning in early childhood science

Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), pp. 15-21, Journal of emergent science, Hatfield, England, C1

journal

Learning theories related to early childhood science education

Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), pp. 24-37, Science in early childhood, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

Effective science learning environments

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Wendy Jobling

(2012), pp. 80-93, Science in early childhood, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

Teaching approaches

Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), pp. 54-67, Science in early childhood, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

BHP Billiton science teacher awards

Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Coral Campbell

(2012), Vol. 58, pp. 51-55, Teaching science, Deakin, ACT, C1

journal

Integrating technology and science : an opportunity missed

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Wendy Jobling

(2012), pp. 61-69, TERC 2012 : Proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research., Surfers Paradise, Qld, E1

conference
2011

The educative role of a regional newspaper : learning to be drier

Dr Coral Campbell, Prof Erica Smith, Emma Siesmaa

(2011), Vol. 51, pp. 1-12, Australian journal of adult learning, Canbera, A.C.T., C1

journal
2010

The technological knowledge of early childhood pre-service educators

Dr Coral Campbell

(2010), pp. 83-91, TERC 2010 : Proceedings of the 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research : Knowledge in Technology Education, Surfers Paradise, Qld, E1

conference

The role of NCCP time for enhancing children's creativity in technology

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Beverley Jane

(2010), pp. 561-567, IOSTE 2010 : Socio-Cultual and Human Values in Science and Technology Education Conference Proceedings, Bled, Slovenia, E1

conference

Technological thinking in primary-aged children

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Beverley Jane

(2010), pp. 74-83, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Technology Education Research, Gold Coast, Qld., E1

conference

Supporting ICT based pedagogies in science in rural school settings

A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Wendy Jobling, Prof Russell Tytler

(2010), Vol. 25, pp. 12-16, Australian educational computing, Belonnen, A.C.T., C1-1

journal

A snapshot of science education in kindergarten settings

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Wendy Jobling

(2010), Vol. 1, pp. 3-21, International research in early childhood education, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2009

Developing a rural and regional science challenge to utilise community and industry-based partnerships

A/Prof Damian Blake, Dr Coral Campbell

(2009), Vol. 5, pp. 247-253, EURASIA journal of mathematics, science & technology education, Ankara, Turkey, C1

journal

Learning to be drier in dryland country

Prof Erica Smith, Dr Coral Campbell

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 520-543, Australian journal of adult learning, Canberra, ACT., C1

journal

Learning to be drier in the southern Murray-Darling Basin : setting the scene for this research volume

A/Prof Barry Golding, Dr Coral Campbell

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 423-450, Australian journal of adult learning, Canberra, ACT., C1

journal

Wicked learning : reflecting on learning to be drier

A/Prof Barry Golding, Dr Mike Brown, Ms Annette Foley, Prof Erica Smith, Dr Coral Campbell, Ms Christine Schulz, Dr Jennifer Angwin, Dr Lauri Grace

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 544-566, Australian journal of adult learning, Canberra, ACT., C1

journal
2008

Investigating children's languge in technology education

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Beverley Jane

(2008), pp. 56-65, Exploring technology education : solutions to issues in a globalised world, Mt. Gravatt, Qld., E1

conference

What's in a name? Environmental education and education for sustainable development as slogans

Dr Coral Campbell, Prof Ian Robottom

(2008), pp. 195-206, Environmental education : identity, politics and citizenship, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter
2007

Views of student learning

Dr Coral Campbell, Prof Russell Tytler

(2007), pp. 23-42, Art of teaching primary science, Crows Nest, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Technology and teachers in rural schools: creating future advantage

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler

(2007), pp. 140-144, Sustainable, Responsible, Global: Proceedings of CONASTA 56 and ICASE 2007 World Conference on Science and Technology Education, Perth, W.A., E1

conference

Listening to students' voices in mathematics education

Dr Brian Doig, A/Prof Susie Groves, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Judith Mousley, Dr Gaye Williams

(2007), pp. 884-884, Mathematics : essential research, essential practice : proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1

conference

Technology and teachers in rural schools : diversity and similarity

Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler

(2007), pp. 29-42, SiMERR 2007 : Proceedings of the 'Narrowing the gap: addressing educational disadvantage' conference : SiMERR National Conference University of New England, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, E1

conference

Sharing good teaching practice: Practical strategies to integrate ICT into the classroom

Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler

(2007), pp. 1-4, CONASTA 56 and ICASE 2007 : Proceedings of CONASTA 56 and ICASE 2007 World Conference on Science and Technology Education : Sustainable, responsible, global, Perth, Australia, E1

conference

Listening to student opinions about group assessment.

A/Prof Judith Mousley, Dr Coral Campbell

(2007), pp. 895-899, MERGA 30 : Mathematics: essential research, essential practice : Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, held at Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart, Tasmania, 2-6 July 2007, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1-1

conference

Using online environments to promote assessment as a learning enhancement process

Mary Rice, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Judith Mousley

(2007), pp. 418-430, Enhancing teaching and learning through assessment, Dordrecht, Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Educating for the future : technological advantages?

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler

(2007), pp. -, NARST 2007 : Restructuring science education through research : Proceedings of the National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching, Annual International Conference, New Orleans, La., E1-1

conference
2006

Valuing creativity in technology education

Dr Beverley Jane, Dr Coral Campbell

(2006), pp. 1-11, Values in technology education: Proceedings of the 4th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Nathan,Qld., E1

conference

A teacher`s attempts at change in a science classroom

Dr Coral Campbell

(2006), Vol. 52, pp. 18-25, Teaching science, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

journal

Enhancing the creative process for learning in primary technology education

Dr Alistair Webster, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Beverley Jane

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 221-235, International journal of technology and design education, Stoke-on-Trent, England, C1

journal
2005

Innovative science education assessment : linking theory with practice

Dr Coral Campbell

(2005), pp. 55-64, CoSMEd 2005 : International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education : Bridging the theory-practice gap in science and mathematics education: the challenge to change, Penang, Malaysia, E1

conference

Using online environments to promote assessment as a learning enhancement process

Mary Rice, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Judith Mousley

(2005), pp. 417-430, Enhancing teaching and learning through assessment : Proceedings of The First International Conference on Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, E1-1

conference
2004

The interweaving of technology education into a thematic environmental program

Dr Coral Campbell

(2004), pp. 104-112, Learning for innovation in technology education., Griffith University, Centre for Learning Research, E1

conference

Environmental education - appropriate vehicle for teaching science?

Dr Coral Campbell, Prof Ian Robottom

(2004), Vol. 50, pp. 18-23, Teaching science : journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

journal
2003

The positioning of mathematics in an environmental thematic curriculum

Dr Coral Campbell

(2003), pp. 199-206, Mathematics education research: innovation, networking, opportunity: proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Pymble, N.S.W., E1

conference

Researching a whole-year EE program: some methodological issues

Dr Coral Campbell, Ms Georgina Ferencz, Prof Ian Robottom

(2003), Vol. 19, pp. 27-36, Australian journal of environmental education, St. Lucia, Qld., C1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

School-based pedagogies and partnerships in primary science teacher education

Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr John Kenny, Dr Mellita Jones, Dr Christine Redman, Dr Jeffrey King

OLT Seed Projects - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2014: $55,200
  • 2012: $155,000

Out-of-field Teaching: Sustaining Quality Practices Across Subjects

Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Whannell Robert, Prof Russell Tytler, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Frances Quinn, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Terry Lyons

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $22,065
  • 2016: $22,427
  • 2015: $43,250

Other Public Sector Funding

Delivery of the Switched on Secondary Science Professional Learning program

A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr Laura Barraza, Dr Coral Campbell

  • 2012: $55,445
  • 2011: $150,716
  • 2010: $23,845

Design of the Switched on Secondary Science Professional Learning Program (SOSSPL)

A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr Laura Barraza

  • 2010: $35,760

A short cycle model for school improvement in Barwon South Network

Dr Shaun Rawolle, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Muriel Wells

  • 2012: $69,600
  • 2011: $46,400

Investigating kindergarten participation rates in the Geelong Region

Dr Coral Campbell, Mrs Janette Grenfell

  • 2012: $13,129
  • 2011: $10,452

Evaluation of the National Partnerships (Teacher, Quality, Supply and Retention) Initiatives for the Victorian school workforce

Prof Brenton Doecke, Prof Russell Tytler, Prof Christine Halse, Dr Brian Doig, Prof Julianne Moss, A/Prof Damian Blake, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Wendy Kortman, Mr Alan Marshall, Ms Barbara Preston, Dr Jodie Kline, Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Linda Hobbs

  • 2013: $190,500
  • 2012: $25,500
  • 2011: $52,800

Primary Science Specialist Professional Learning Program

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Laura Barraza, Dr Wendy Jobling, Mr John Cripps Clark, Dr Sandra Herbert

  • 2012: $40,866
  • 2011: $95,354

2013 Primary Science Specialists Professional Learning Program

Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr Laura Barraza, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Linda Hobbs

  • 2013: $78,086

2013-14 Primary Science Specialists Professional Learning Program

Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr Laura Barraza, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Linda Hobbs, Prof Russell Tytler

  • 2015: $1,600
  • 2014: $35,162
  • 2013: $82,045

Assessment of impact and value: Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools Program

Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Gaye Williams, Dr Peta White, Prof David Symington, Mr Garrett Upstill

  • 2015: $99,710

Primary Mathematics and Science Specialist Professional Learning Program February/March 2015

Dr Gail Chittleborough, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Lihua Xu, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Peta White

  • 2015: $6,818

Secondary STEM Catalysts: professional learning program

A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Coral Campbell, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Peta White, Dr Gaye Williams

  • 2017: $147,573
  • 2016: $48,403

Industry and Other Funding

Using ICT to Support Literacy and Numeracy in Rural Schools

Prof Russell Tytler, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Elizabeth Stacey

  • 2007: $20,000
  • 2006: $30,000

Proposal for evaluation of the BHP Billiton science awards

Prof Russell Tytler, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough

  • 2010: $13,000
  • 2009: $15,000

Science Literacy in the International Baccalaureate primary Years Program (PYP) NAP-SL Outcomes

Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Brian Doig, Dr Wendy Jobling

  • 2014: $9,342
  • 2013: $21,798

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2013

Sri Soejatminah

Thesis entitled: Internationalising the Curriculum: Student Learning in the Global Experience Program

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2011

Adrian Waters

Thesis entitled: A Life in Environmental Education: An Autobiographical Case Study

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education