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Personal profile


Megan Adams is a 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

EDF4012 Educating students in inclusive environments

EDF4551 Collaborative principles, partnerships and procedures 

EDF4328 Play and pedagogy

EDf3033 Change and transition in children's education

EDF2032 Learning through play pedagogies

EDF2038 Curriculum and documentation in education

Community service

FKA childrens services Board member


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

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2014 2018

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

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

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

Social inclusion and exclusion: A cultural historical perspective on an international transition into Malaysia

Adams, M. R. & Fleer, M. 2016 In : Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 41, 3, p. 86-94 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Studying the landscape of families and children’s emotional engagement in science across cultural contexts

Fleer, M., Adams, M. R., Gunstone, R. F. & Hao, Y. 29 Jun 2016 In : International Research in Early Childhood Education. 7, 1, p. 122-141 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Faculty Travel Grant - Recognition of Merit Award

Megan Ruth Adams (Recipient), 19 May 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Education Research Community (MERC) Publication Award 2015

Megan Ruth Adams (Recipient), Nov 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2018

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Adams, M. R. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Peer review responsibility

Learning, Culture and Social Interaction (Journal)

Adams, M. R. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Peer review responsibility

British Journal of Educational Studies (Journal)

Adams, M. R. (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Peer review responsibility

Australian Teacher Education Association Conference

Adams, M. R. (Speaker)
Jul 2018

Activity: Contribution to conference

International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) Congress 2017

Adams, M. R. (Speaker), Daniel Goulart (Speaker), José Fernando Patiño Torres (Speaker), Feiyan Chen (Speaker), Fernando Gonzalez Rey (Session chair), Nelson Mok (Speaker)
28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference

Press / Media

Early years education in the spotlight at VISS

Megan Ruth Adams


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research