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Sarika has been a primary/secondary science, chemistry and mathematics teacher for 10 years in Melbourne, Australia. Her versatile experiences from previous Monash university research studies, affiliation with primary and secondary public schools in Melbourne, including being a secondary school’s Head of Science Domain (2010-2014) guided her passion to complete her PhD studies at Monash university in 2017.

Her current roles as an early years/primary science lecturer has driven her research interests in the area of preschool science curriculum and pedagogy and inquiry based practices. Sarika's current research projects involve exploring parental engagement in young children's science and digital technology experiences in early years and to conceptualise preschool teacher's understanding of both pedagogies and programs in ways that promote and meaningfully engage young children's learning of science and technology. 

Sarika has gained further understanding on research in the early childhood science discipline through being an active teacher member of Museums Victoria and Playgroup Victoria that have equipped her with relevant industry knowledge. She is also an active member of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) and European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA). 


Monash teaching commitment

EDF 1303 - Understanding learning and learners

EDF 5030 - Science education in the primary years

EDF 4006 - Transition and professional engagement 


  • Early Childhood
  • primary
  • STEM in early childhood education

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Conference Paper

Parental role in shaping immigrant children’s subject choices and career pathway decisions in Australia

Kewalramani, S. & Phillipson, S., 30 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Student experiences of the career counselling process in secondary subject choices in Australia: a case for parent-school partnership

Kewalramani, S., Phillipson, S. & Belford, N., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 82-96 15 p.

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

Time for reflection on maternal child health assessments in Australia: Making a case for a three-way partnership

Garvis, S., Phillipson, S., Belford, N., Kewalramani, S. C., McMahon, K. & Meyer, C., 2016, In : Journal of Nursing & Patient Care. 1 , 1, p. 1-4 1000104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parental influence and their role as socialisers in mediating choice of subjects among Asian and Mediterranean senior secondary students

Kewalramani, S. C., Phillipson, S. & Rosunee, N., Dec 2015, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2015: University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, WA; 29 Nov-3 Dec, 2015. Australian Association for Research in Education, 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review


Best Technical Presentation and Research Contribution Award.

Sarika Kewalramani (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

European Science Education Research Association - ESERA Travel Award

Sarika Kewalramani (Recipient), 20 Feb 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2018 2019

  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Early childhood association India - Podar ECE Conference

Sarika Kewalramani (Invited speaker)
5 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

European early childhood education conference BUDAPEST, Hungary

Sarika Kewalramani (Speaker)
29 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Using Technology to Engage Young Children in Science

Sarika Kewalramani


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Coding - Buzzword or a Life skill?

Sarika Kewalramani


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment