Ms Jana Kovtun

Ms Jana Kovtun

Early Childhood Education


Jana joined UWS as a casual academic in 2007, teaching mathematics in the Primary Education Masters course and the Aboriginal Rural Education Program. Jana became a permanent staff member in January 2009 and has established a profile in early years mathematics education, lecturing in the Early Childhood Program to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Currently, Jana holds the following roles in the School of Education: Academic Course Advisor (Early Childhood), Academic Course Advisor Professional Experience (Early Childhood), Lecturer (Mathematics Education and Professional Experience), and Numeracy Advisor (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Programs).

Prior to lecturing at university, Jana has had experience over the years working as an early childhood teacher, a primary school teacher and business owner in the finance sector. Currently a PhD candidate, her research focuses on early childhood teachers' knowledge of mathematics, and demonstration of this knowledge through the use of teaching and learning materials in prior-to-school settings and lower primary.

This information has been contributed by Ms Kovtun.


  • BEd(Hons) University of Western Sydney
  • BTeach University of Western Sydney
  • DTEC


  • Mathematics education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Primary Education

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Early Childhood Education


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Phone: (02) 9772 6236
Location: 4.G.23

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 102111 Professional Experience K - 6, 2020
  • 102603 Early Mathematics and Numeracy, 2020


Journal Articles

  • Kokkinos, J. (2007), 'Pumpkin Pie Story', Square One, vol 17, no 4 , pp 2 - 3.

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