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 2018

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)


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 2013

  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

International Research in Early Childhood Education (Journal)

Adams, M. R. (Associate editor)
14 Feb 201314 Feb 2015

Activity: Editorial responsibility

FKA children's services (External organisation)

Adams, M. R. (Member)
12 Sep 2013

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board