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Research interests

School Leadership, Teacher Education and Bilingual Education
New area of reserach: Neuroscience and Learning - The Bilingual Brain
Community Languages and Teacher Training for sustaining and maintaining diverse languages in these contexts.

Maria's research interests are extensive yet synergised under Teacher education in diverse contexts and often marginalised contexts. She has extensive experience in learning second, community and foreign languages.
Her PhD involved researching the lived experience of marginalised teachers in community schools struggling to teach community or heritage language programs. She used phenomenology as a research methodology.
A further recent research area involved a large grant in 2019 surveying the perceptions and needs of parents nationally in Australia with regards to sustaining and maintaining their immigrant languages.


Dr. Maria Gindidis was a School Reviewer for Monash University and is currently Chief examiner and Coordinator of first and fourth year core units in the Bachelor of Education with Honours Teacher Education degree. She has held positions of State Coordinator of the Bilingual Schools Project, Innovations and Excellence Educator for a Cluster of five Schools, Curriculum Director of a 3 campus school, Futures and Innovations Leader and Acting Assistant Principal of an eastern region large secondary school. She has also held the Middle Schools Portfiolio for the rural Gippsland region. Maria has taught in a number of secondary schools and coordinated bilingual programs in 15 schools across Victoria. At Monash she also offers and delivers workshops in Brain-based learning, Understanding Learning and Teaching, Second Languages Teaching(Primary and Secondary), School Leadership and Bilingual Education. 

Research area keywords

  • School Leadership
  • Education and Neuroscience
  • Pre-service Teacher Education
  • Australian Community Schools
  • Community - Heritage Languages
  • Second Languages Education
  • School Reviewer
  • Bilingual Education & Translanguaging

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Research Output

Dancing my way through life; embodying cultural diversity across time and space: an autoethnography

Zhang, N., Gindidis, M. & Southcott, J., 2020, In : The Qualitative Report. 25, 1, p. 88-104 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Emotional landscapes of living, learning, and teaching: a lens within, from learner to teacher-researcher

Gallardo, M. & Gindidis, M., 2020, In : The Qualitative Report. 25, 2, p. 291-305 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

A comparative investigation of first and fourth year pre-service teachers’ expectations and perceptions of emotional intelligence

Gallardo, M., Tan, H. & Gindidis, M., 2019, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. p. 102-114 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Learning digital literacies through experiential digital storytelling in an EAL context: an exploratory study

Tour, E., Gindidis, M. & Newton, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Australian Linguistics Society Michael Clyne Award

Gindidis, Maria (Recipient), 2014

Prize: National/international honour

Teaching Excellence Award

Gindidis, Maria (Recipient), 3 Dec 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

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