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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.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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