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Personal profile

Biography

Megan Adams is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. As a qualified teacher, Megan has extensive experience in Australian and international educational contexts ranging from pre kindergarten to the tertiary level. Megan's specific research focus is on young children and families moving countries. In addition her interests are science education in the early years, pedagogy and inclusive education.

Megan has been a research assistant under the lead researchers Prof. Marilyn Fleer and Prof. Richard Gunstone with funding provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to study emotions involved with science education in the early years.

Monash teaching commitment

EDF5614 Research project in education

EDF5613 Research approaches in education

EDF5016 Inclusive Teaching

EDF4551 Collaborative principles partnerships and procedures

EDF2038 Curriculum and documentation in education

EDF2030 Contemporary child development theories

 

Community service

FKA childrens services Board member

Keywords

  • Transition families with young children moving internationally
  • Science in the early years
  • Pedagogy and curriculum K- 12
  • Early childhood education and research methodoloy
  • inclusion

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2014 2019

Children from expatriate families moving countries and entering school mid semester: new entrants transitioning into established practices

Adams, M. & Fleer, M., 24 Jan 2019, Children's Transitions in Everyday Life and Institutions. Hedegaard, M. & Fleer, M. (eds.). 1st ed. London UK: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 71-94 24 p. (Transitions in Childhood and Youth).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The role of subjectivity for understanding collaborative dialogue and cultural productions of teachers in international schools

Adams, M. & Fleer, M., 2019, Subjectivity within Cultural-Historical Approach: Theory Methodology and Research. González Rey, F., Mitjáns Martínez, A. & Magalhães Goulart, D. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 165-180 16 p. (Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Transformative pedagogy: Dinka playgroups as spaces for cultural knowledge productions of Western science

Fleer, M., Adams, M. & Gunstone, R., 19 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Cultural Studies of Science Education. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

“Why do we have to do addition? I already know addition”: a cultural-historical perspective of collaborative learning, teaching and assessment in early years mathematics

Adams, M., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 25-34 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Prizes

Dean's Early Career Grant Starter Award

Megan Adams (Recipient), Oct 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Dean’s Award for Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Learning

Megan Adams (Recipient), 14 Dec 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty Travel Grant - Recognition of Merit Award

Megan Adams (Recipient), 19 May 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Education Research Community (MERC) Publication Award 2015

Megan Adams (Recipient), Nov 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2019

International Journal of Early Years Education (Journal)

Megan Adams (Peer reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Learning, Culture and Social Interaction (Journal)

Megan Adams (Peer reviewer)
30 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

British Journal of Educational Studies (Journal)

Megan Adams (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Learning, Culture and Social Interaction (Journal)

Megan Adams (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Australian Teacher Education Association Conference

Megan Adams (Speaker)
Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Inaugural Faculty of Education Staff and Graduate Research Student ECNU Exchange a Success

Megan Adams

27/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Early years education in the spotlight at VISS

Megan Adams

14/05/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research