STEM findings from the PlayLab: Concepts, creativity and collective thinking of infants, toddlers and pre-schooler

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This is a past event.
Concepts, creativity and collective thinking of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers
5:45pm – 8:00pm (Melbourne time zone)
Monash Clayton Campus Chancellery Building and Online live stream (View on google maps)
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Come along and hear about how infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers think, create and collectively innovate in STEM.

Beginning with an overview of what we have learned over three years by Laureate Professor Marilyn Fleer and Dr Prabhat Rai you will experience snapshots of practices from the PlayLab researchers through video and photographic documentation. New findings about how infants and young children think with concepts will be shared, how to authentically create STEM problems in play will be illustrated, and how conceptual thinking changes from infancy to school will be discussed. New digital innovations and possibilities for imagining in STEM for playgroups, preschools, family homes and schools will be demonstrated.

Important Information regarding COVID-19: This event is currently scheduled to be a hybrid event, with a limited number of attendees joining us at Monash University, Clayton Campus. If we are unable to host the event in person due to COVID -19 restrictions, the event will take place exclusively online. We will provide attendees with further updates in due course. You must not attend the in-person event if you are not fully vaccinated, have a medical exemption and/or are unwell. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any of the following symptoms, however mild, and stay home until you’ve received a negative result. For information about testing, visit the Department of Health website. We will continue to follow our COVID Safe plan to ensure we meet the latest health and safety requirements set out by the Victorian Government. We're committed to adapting our event experiences and operations to ensure the health and safety of our community and we will keep the community informed as the situation continues to evolve. For the latest COVID-19 information and updates to Monash University operations, please visit our COVID-19 updates website.

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Gillian O'Connor
PhD student, Monash Education
Sonya Nedovic
PhD student, Monash Education
Dr Kulsum Christhi Yonzon
Graduate from the Monash PlayLab

Event Schedule

Arrival/registrations/exhibition for in person attendees
Panel presentation commences in room and online
Questions from audience
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