Dr Sue Monk is a lecturer within the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Sue's current teaching areas include valuing diversity, education and society, and the Master of teaching internship. Sue has 15 years experience as a primary school teacher in Queensland. She has also worked as a performer on Arts Council school tours in Queensland and Victoria. Sue's PhD and continuing research interests are framed around Intercultural Understanding with a specific focus on Latin America. Sue recently organised a a colloquium titled "Interculturalism: Developing communities of practice in Higher Education" which focused on bringing together researchers from different disciplinary perspectives for a discussion on theories and practices of interculturalism in the fields of education and applied linguistics.
Fields of Expertise
- Latin American Studies
- Arts Practice and Cultural Identity
- Cultural Diversity
- Social Justice and Education
Sue's research is focused around Intercultural Understanding. Her current research projects focus on:
- Investigating the experiences of Latin American migrants and their children in the Australian Education system
- Investigating classroom teacher's implementation of History and Intercultural Understanding in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community School
- Investigating the ways in which indigenous knowledges are taught in different cultural contexts (Chile and Australia). What can we learn about supporting intercultural understanding
International Education Association of Australia, The Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), The National Tertiary Education Union.
Internationalisation Working Party Griffith University and previously University of Queensland, Logan Teacher Education Industry Advisory Group (TEIAG), Equity Committee Griffith University, Sociology of Education Special Interest Group (Griffith University), Aboriginal Education and Research Special Interest Group (Griffith University).
- Mills, M., Monk, S., Renshaw, P., Keddie, A., Geelan, D., Christie, P. (in press). The Politics of Differentiation in Schools. Routledge
- Geelan, D., Christie, P., Mills, M., Keddie, A., Renshaw, P. & Monk, S. (2015). Lessons from Alison: A narrative study of differentiation in classroom teaching. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. DOI: 10.1080/22040552.2015.1084673.
- Gowlett, C., Keddie, A., Mills, M., Renshaw, P., Christie P., Geelan, D., Monk, S. (2015). Using Butler to understand the multiplicity and variability of policy reception. Journal of Education Policy, 30(2). DOI:10.1080/02680939.2014.920924.
- Keddie, A., Gowlett, C., Mills, M., Monk, S., Renshaw, P. (2012). Beyond culturalism: Addressing issues of Indigenous disadvantage through schooling. Australian Educational Researcher, 40(1). DOI:10.1007/s13384-012-0080-x.
- Mills, M., Goos, M., Monk, S., et al. (2012). A curriculum in transition: Final report for the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework (QCAR): Evaluation. Department of Education and Training.