Professional Learning for International Educators

Dr. Jo Fahey

January 27th, 2015 by admin

Dr Jo Fahey has over thirty years experience as a teacher,  researcher, curriculum writer and workshop leader in Australia, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For many years Jo has alternated between teaching in schools and kindergartens, working in the university sector and leading professional learning for educators K to 7.

While teaching in international schools in the 90’s, Jo became a curriculum developer for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, with special emphasis on the early years.  On returning to Australia she conducted extensive research in schools, leading to a doctoral dissertation. This, in turn, led to the publication of a book, “Ways to Learn Through Inquiry: Guiding Children to Deeper Understanding”, published in 2012 by the International Baccalaureate.

With her passion for teaching and learning, Jo has always maintained a strong presence in classrooms.  By returning to teaching at frequent intervals, Jo understands the day-to-day joys and challenges that educators encounter. Jo is a strong advocate for children, especially when it comes to providing time and inviting spaces for play. She believes that children are capable and competent and have a great need for expression.

Jo lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband, Kelvin, and their two sons.

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