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Dr Sylvia Almeida is a lecturer in Environmental/Sustainability and Science Education at Monash University. She has a strong teaching background with over 16 years experience in a range of diverse settings as a teacher and teacher educator in India, Africa, U.S.A, the Middle East and Australia. Within schools she has taught Science across varied contexts and settings including Early childhood, Primary and Secondary. Her research is mainly focused on Environmental Education, Education for Sustainability and Teacher Education. She is particularly keen on understanding ways in which sustainability education is implemented in various contexts 

Research interests

My main research interests are in the field of Environmental, Sustainability and Science Education with a special focus on ways in which these are incorporated in everyday teaching practices. I am also keen on understanding policy development and its intake in these areas.

Research area keywords

  • Environmental Education
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Science Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Professional Learning

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Projects 2016 2017

The use of gardens together with small children in Norway, India and the United Kingdom

Almeida, S., Sageidet, B. M. & Dunkley, R.


Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Sustainability in Australian schools: a cross-curriculum priority?

Barnes, M., Moore, D. & Almeida, S., Dec 2019, In : Prospects. 47, 4, p. 377-392 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Young children’s development of scientific knowledge through the combination of teacher-guided play and child-guided play

Sliogeris, M. & Almeida, S. C., Dec 2019, In : Research in Science Education. 49, 6, p. 1569-1593 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Education for sustainability: a priority or an "add on"?

Barnes, M., Moore, D. & Almeida, S., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 179-189 11 p.

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

Education for sustainability policies: ramifications for practice

Moore, D., Almeida, S. C. & Barnes, M., 2018, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 43, 11, p. 105-121 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Teacher identities as key to Environmental Education for Sustainability implementation: a study from Australia

Almeida, S. C., Moore, D. & Barnes, M., 1 Nov 2018, In : Australian Journal of Environmental Education. 34, 3, p. 228-243 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review