I'm passionate about enhancing learning opportunities in my research for disadvantaged communities in the early childhood and primary education sector
Dr Monika Krajcovicova is a Lecturer in Early Childhood and Primary Education and a Program Director for Early Childhood Education and Care at the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University. Recently, Monika became a Mentor for the Connecting with the World: International Relations for Higher Education Institutions providing mentorship to the Myanmar participants, and sharing her experiences from the international education field. Monika has a PhD in Education and she holds a Doctorate in Pedagogy. She is a member of the Early Childhood Australia Association, Australian Association for Research in Education, Refugee Council of Australia, and a management committee member of the Multicultural Families Organisation on the Gold Coast.
Monika has presented internationally as well as nationally relating to her work in early childhood education and multicultural education. A recent highlight includes:
Early Childhood Australia (ECA), Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Refugee Council of Australia, Awards Alumni Network, Management committee member of Multicultural Families Organisation on the Gold Coast.
Excellent Teacher Award Griffith University 2015, Endeavour Awards Research Fellowship Monash University 2011, Erasmus Staff Teaching Mobility Queen Maud University Norway 2010, Lifelong Learning Programme Roma Tre University Italy 2009, Ruth Crawford Mitchell Scholarship University of Pittsburgh USA 2008, National Scholarship (MINERVA) Programme of the Slovak Republic 2006
Monika has also worked as a volunteer tutor for the St Vincent de Paul Soceity in Brisbane supporting families of refugee backgrounds and an adminstrator for the Multicultural Families Organisation on the Gold Coast.
Monika’s research is in the field of, social justice and equity in education and creative pedagogy. She is interested in supporting early childhood and primary education for children from disadvantaged communities and diverse cultural backgrounds. Monika’s research has involved working with Romany and Traveller (gypsy) communities in Europe, refugee background communities migrated to Australia and Aboriginal communities of Australia. Monika has obtained several research awards and scholarships and she has published widely on culture and competences of children from disadvantaged communities and on creative approaches to teaching and learning in early childhood and primary education.
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