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Coral Campbell, located at the Waurn Ponds Campus of Deakin University, is a senior lecturer in science, environmental education, technology and mathematics education. Previously, Coral spent seventeen years in science laboratories and thirteen years as a school teacher. Coral has a B. App Sci, B. Ed (post-grad.) and a PhD. Her PhD gave an account of the changes that were impacting on the teaching of science in primary schools in Victoria across 1993 to 1999.
Coral’s research interests are predominately in the area of experiential learning and how children learn in science and technology education, using socio-cultural constructivist theory. Her conference presentations and refereed publications predominantly relate to these areas. In addition, Coral has contributed chapters to several books on primary science education, creativity in education and environmental education. Currently, she is co-editing two books; a text on Early Childhood Science Education, to which she has contributed several chapters and a book on alternative approaches to science teaching in secondary schools to which she is contributing two chapters. She is currently involved in several research projects on school teaching which attract over $800000 in support.
Since joining Deakin University, Coral has been involved in both primary and secondary science education areas, environmental education, technology education and mathematics education. She works closely with the local school communities, promoting experiential learning for her education students by placing them in schools as part of their science course. Coral has gained several teaching awards/grants: 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) 2007; Faculty Teaching and Learning grants (2010); Faculty Teaching and Learning grants (2011).