DR. JO FAHEY
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.
Check out Dr. Jo Fahey's podcast here.