Patrick Hampton

Senior Lecturer, Literacy Coordinator
Diploma of Teaching (WACAE), B. Ed Primary (ECU), Masters of Education (UNDA)

Phone: 9433 0979
Website: Google Scholar

  • Biography

    Patrick Hampton joined Notre Dame in 2010. He has over 20 years’ experience teaching in rural and metropolitan primary schools, working in all year levels and curriculum areas. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Patrick worked in school administration as a Principal, Deputy Principal and teacher, leading school communities in curriculum development, student pastoral care and coordinating programs to support students-at-risk. He has also worked across networks of schools on curriculum improvement and moderation projects and has previously lectured at the tertiary level in literacy and curriculum studies. In 2007 Patrick completed his Masters of Education in Leadership and Management at The University of Notre Dame.

    In 2020 Patrick established the Spinifex Education Network. The SEN is a pathway for pre-service teachers to develop the knowledge and skills required for effective teaching in rural, regional and remote schools throughout Western Australia. This initiative aims to provide interested pre-service teachers with opportunities for professional learning, professional experience, and tailored coursework to enhance their confidence to teach in rural and remote WA schools.

  • Teaching areas

    At the University of Notre Dame Patrick coordinates the literacy courses in the ECEC and Primary undergraduate and graduate programs. His current literacy teaching includes courses in reading education, oral language, and a diagnostic literacy program at Clontarf Aboriginal College.  Patrick also coordinates the Indigenous education courses for undergraduate and graduates students enrolled in ECEC, Primary and Secondary programs.

    Undergraduate and Graduate courses taught

    • EDUC2631 / EDUC5007 English 2: Reading and Viewing
    • EDUC4671 / EDUC5371 English 4: Oral Language, Speaking and Listening
    • EDUC3102 Diagnostic Literacy Clinic in a Service-Learning Context
    • EDUC4132 / EDUC5024 Working with Indigenous Students
  • Research expertise and supervision

    Patrick’s areas of research include service-learning, rural, regional and remote education, and literacy education.

    Patrick is currently a member of the Service-Learning in Education (SLIE) research team in the School of Education, Fremantle. The SLIE team explore the impact of service learning in teacher education and ways in which it promotes personal growth, formation of teacher identity, development of leadership and attitudinal change. Patrick is responsible for teaching one of the service-learning specialisation courses to primary pre-service teachers, along with planning and conducting service-learning immersions to rural, regional and remote schools.

    Current research projects

    • Patrick Hampton is a PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame Australia.  He is currently undertaking research into the factors influencing pre-service teachers’ (PSTs) perceived self-efficacy with regard to teaching Aboriginal students. This research is significant for two reasons. Firstly, findings from this study have the potential to contribute to the body of research literature that informs Initial Teacher Education Providers about the sources of information that influence PST’s self-efficacy regarding teaching Aboriginal students. The proposed study is also potentially significant in that further research into PST self-efficacy regarding teaching Aboriginal students may lead to improved educational outcomes.
  • Journal articles and proceedings

    • Mitchell, R., Olsen, A. W., Hampton, P., Hicks, J., Long., & Olsen, K. (2019). Rural Exposures: An examination of Three Initiatives to Introduce and Immerse Preservice Teachers into Rural Communities and Rural Schools in the U.S. and Australia. Rural Educator, 40(2), 12-22.
    • Reading, C., Khupe, C., Redford, M., Wallin, D., Versland, T., Taylor, N., & Hampton, P., (2019). Educating for Sustainability in Remote Locations. Rural Educator, 40(2), 43-53.
    • Lavery, S., Cain, G., & Hampton, P. (2018). Walk beside me, learn together: A service-learning immersion to a remote Aboriginal school and community.  Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 28(1). 154-169.
    • Lavery, S., Cain, G., & Hampton, P. (2014). A service-learning immersion in a remote Aboriginal community: Enhancing pre-service teacher education. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 10(2). 39-54.
  • Professional affiliations

    • Primary English Teachers Association Australia PETAA
    • International Literacy Association ILA
    • Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Areas SPERA
  • Community engagement

    • Member of the judging panel for the Premier's Primary School Teacher of the Year, Department of Education, WA
    • Member of the judging panel for the BHP Primary Principal of the Year, Department of Education, WA
    • Member (2008-2011) and School Board Chair (2012-2013): Holy Spirit Primary School, City Beach, WA.

    Consultancy / Professional development

    • Aranmore PS – writing professional development program, 2014
    • OLT National Teaching Fellowship Aboriginal knowledges in Higher Education in the 21st Century, 2014

    Community outreach

    • Research investigation group – Ngaanyatjarra Lands School, WA - 2012
    • Establishing the literacy support partnership between the University of Notre Dame and Clontarf Aboriginal College, Manning, WA, 2010-2020
    • Remote School Immersion to Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School 2013 - 2019
  • Awards

    • Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA), Rural Education Award, 2017
    • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning, 2015