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Madeline Campbell

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)


2014 M.Tch (ICT). (in progress) University of Otago
2006 M.A. Art Therapy (Hons). Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
1998 Dip.Tch. (Secondary). Dunedin College of Education
1997 B.F.A. (Printmaking Award). Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Arts

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 888 337

Accreditation Number: ACC 647

Region: Nelson / Marlborough / West Coast

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Madeline Campbell

Professional experience

Since 2015 Madeline has worked for CORE as a facilitator in the Manaiakalani Outreach Programme. She is based with the Toki Pounamu Outreach cluster on the South Island’s West Coast. These schools are part of the Mawhera or Westland Communities of Learning.

Madeline supports leaders and teachers to work in professional learning groups to shift teaching practice and pedagogy. Her approach allows people to own the change process, while Madeline takes care of the change framework until schools are ready to sustain it themselves. Madeline’s extensive experience is underpinned by her ability to think strategically, work with and foster communities of practice, and use theories to design approaches that will work. She is interested in leveraging creativity and digital technologies to develop learner agency within communities of learning. 

Prior to working at CORE, Madeline taught visual arts and other subjects for sixteen years at Papatoetoe High School and Epsom Girls Grammar School in Auckland, and Westland High School in Hokitika. She worked at middle management level, and contributed to strategic planning and implementation of future-focused and digital technology initiatives. Madeline worked with the WestNet and NetNZ online learning communities. She worked for Cognition Education for one year, facilitating the Visual Arts Community for Arts Online. Madeline participated in a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative ‘Designing Knowledge Building Communities in Secondary Schools’, investigating how teachers can prepare learners to become personal and communal knowledge creators in a knowledge society. 


Madeline has expertise in the following areas:

Change leadership 

Successfully supported learning communities to:

  • explore current research to support shift to future-focused teaching practices
  • evaluate pedagogy and practices to ensure they reflect future-focused education practices, driven by inquiry
  • lead change within a school community.

Digital fluency

Successfully supported learning communities to:

  • apply agreed frameworks to self-review practices and capabilities to identify and target areas for improvement
  • increase student engagement and achievement through the use of digital technologies
  • develop digital capabilities of teachers suited to the needs of future-focused teaching practices.

Future-focused education 

Successfully supported learning communities to:

  • implement new teaching practices and pedagogies to enable achievement of future-focused goals identified by the learning community
  • understand how to leverage knowledge creation and networked sharing in a digital environment to increase engagement and improve educational outcomes for learners
  • increase inclusiveness, accessibility, and visibility of teaching and learning
  • manage change by enabling cross-school coherence of goals and vision.

Madeline also has expertise in the following areas:

Communities of online learning

  • facilitating online communities of practice for teachers
  • delivering distance education, video conference teaching and e-learning
  • mentoring, coaching and facilitating teachers and learners in online settings
  • implementing innovative learning and teaching practices
  • designing curriculum to empower teachers and learners.

Knowledge-building communities

  • designing knowledge-building communities in secondary schools
  • Implementing a collaborative research based inquiry into teaching practices with a cross-sector team
  • delivering symposia workshops on Knowledge Building Communities.

Conference presentations, keynotes, seminars, workshops

  • 2016: GAFE Summit – Mathematics, Creating to Show Understanding
  • 2015: ULearn – Knowledge Building Communities
  • 2014: Aotearoa NZ Association of Art Educators Conference presenter
  • 2014: Virtual Professional Learning and Development Hui presenter

Personal statement

I aim to weave together the threads of my educational interests in learning and mentorship by leveraging creativity, digital technologies, knowledge building communities, and future-focused practices to enable teachers and learners to develop agency and digital fluency, so that they can confidently engage with change and innovation.

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