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Personal profile

Biography

Megan is Senior lecturer and Graduate Research Lead (GRL) in the School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education (CTI). As a qualified teacher, Megan has extensive experience in Australian and international educational contexts ranging from pre kindergarten to the tertiary level.

Megan’s research interest has a focus on inclusion and diversity, and in particular she is working towards understanding ways to reduce education inequalities for marginalised groups. One of her current research projects involves working with preservice teachers and their transitions into the teaching profession, and ways to support diverse learners in their school classrooms. Megan also works with school leadership and teachers (locally and internationally) to understand different perspectives concerning the recent and rapid changes in education and how this affects professional learning of teachers and in turn learners.

Megan is currently Course Leader for the Graduate Certificate of Education Research, which is a pathway to a PhD for high performing students. As an extension of this role, she has undertaken the Graduate Research Lead in the CTI School. Working closely with the Head of School (Professor Ruth Jeanes) she provides academic leadership and management in programme specific aspects of the Higher Degree by Research  offered in the Faculty of Education, alongside strategic planning and graduate research supervisor development. Her main aim in this role is to foster a positive graduate research culture and promote diversity, inclusion, access and equity for current and prospective students’ and their supervisors.

Monash teaching commitment

EDF5613 Research approaches in education

EDF5614 Research project in education

EDF5842 Diversity and Inclusive Education

EDF5780 Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

 

Community service

FKA childrens services Board member

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research area keywords

  • Transition families with young children moving internationally
  • Transition into the teaching profession
  • Pedagogy and curriculum K- 12
  • Early childhood education and research methodoloy
  • Initial teacher education
  • Transforming teaching and learning
  • Educating for diversity and inclusion

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