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Dr Monica Green

Senior Lecturer

School of Education


Education (Gippsland)


Gippsland Campus, Online


Dr Monica Green is a Senior Lecturer and Teacher Educator in the School of Education at Federation University Australia. Monica joined Federation University in 2014 as part of its merger with Monash University (Gippsland).

Dr Green’s research interests lie in pedagogies and curriculum associated with climate and place/community-based sustainability education. Monica’s research focus includes outdoor learning, curriculum frameworks for teaching and learning sustainability, transitioning communities and the role of regional sustainability change agents.

Monica is the Chair of the UN’s Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Gippsland), who mobilise sustainability education via the Sustainable Development Goals across the Gippsland region. She is a selected participant in the 2020–2022 Homeward Bound STEMM Women in Leadership program. Monica was lead editor in the book, Educational Researchers and the Regional University: Agents of Regional-global Transformation (Green, Plowright and Johnson, 2019).

Community capacity to envisage a post-mine future: rehabilitation options for Latrobe Valley brown coal mines

School ground pedagogies for enriching children’s outdoor learning

Despite teacher interest in wanting to engage students in learning beyond the classroom, many...

Learning to Teach in Place: Transforming Pre-service Teacher Perceptions of Science Teaching through Place Pedagogies

Although teaching science outdoors is well established in global circles, its pedagogical value...

The Affordance of Place in Developing Place-Responsive Science Teaching Pedagogy: Reflections from Pre-Service Teachers

Despite being increasingly popular within broader educational discourse, place-responsive...

Agents of regional-global transformation: Federation university gippsland education (fugue) researchers

The lived particulars of Gippsland, the region, the land, the people and all life, are the heart...

Collective hope and action in a time of transition: Kitchen table conversations with gippsland sustainability change agents

This chapter stems from a broader research initiative involving a collective of eight Australian...

Educational Researchers and the Regional University

This book showcases a compilation of research partnerships produced by the Federation University...

Frog Bogs, Turbines and Biodiversity: Bringing Children’s Sustainability Knowledge to Life Through Handmade Artefacts

Globally, sustainability is a complex and contested term with multiple meanings and...

From Northern China to Hazelwood Wetlands: Navigating Place and Identity Through Science Education

This chapter highlights an emergent self-study or professional inquiry that sits within wider...

Preface: Idylls, smoke plumes and educational research from the south-eastern tip of mainland Australia

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Everyday, Local, Nearby, Healthy Childhoodnature Settings as Sites for Promoting Children’s Health and Well-Being

In this chapter, we highlight the central role that healthy, vibrant, and functioning...

Transforming teacher education science through an Australian university-school partnership

  • Book Chapters

Wilding pedagogy in an unexpected landscape: reflections and possibilities in initial teacher education

This article stems from our participation in the Wild Pedagogies colloquium on Tasmania’s...

Green outdoor environments Settings for promoting children’s health and wellbeing

'If there's no sustainability our future will get wrecked': Exploring children's perspectives of sustainability

Education for Sustainability is an internationally recognised field of learning that is currently...

Children, place and sustainability

Through focusing on children’s sustainability learning this book examines how school education...

Preparing Pre-service Teachers for Professional Engagement Through Place/community Pedagogies and Partnerships

There is an expectation that Australian teachers engage professionally in all aspects of teaching...

Reimagining and Transforming Identity as Rural Researchers and Educators A (con)textual Fugue

This paper presents the educational and research journey of a group of rural academics as a...

  • Conference Proceedings

Sustainability education: researching practice in primary schools

Many teachers are keen to implement sustainability education in primary schools but are lacking...

The Force of Gardening: Investigating Children's Learning in a Food Garden

School gardens are becoming increasingly recognised as important sites for learning and for...

Reframing primary curriculum through concepts of place

Australian curricula name "sustainability" as a key priority area with implications for preparing...

Transformational design literacies: children as active place-makers

Innovative curriculum frameworks that support children as active researchers and designers in...

Transformational design literacies: children as active place-makers


Place matters: pedagogies of food, ecology and design


Mapping Sustainability Initiatives Across a Region: An Innovative Survey Approach

The project of mapping sustainability initiatives across a region is part of a larger program of...

Place and sustainability literacy in schools and teacher education

  • Conference Proceedings

Place, sustainability and literacy in environmental education: frameworks for teaching and learning

The ‘ecologisation’ of Australian primary schools brings new opportunities for curriculum...

  • Journals

A pedagogy of 'organized chaos': ecological learning in primary schools

In this paper we theorize an “enabling place pedagogy� drawn from the findings of two studies...

  • Journals

Locating myself in the research

  • Conference Proceedings

Learning in place: Pedagogical pathways for place-making

  • Conference Proceedings

Food gardens: Cultivating a pedagogy of place

  • Conference Proceedings

From wilderness to the educational heart: A Tasmanian story of place

  • Journals