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Open Invitation to attend our free joint PhD event with KINDknow Centre, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

10 November 2020

We are very excited to announce that the The Conceptual PlayLab, Monash University in collaboration with KINDknow Centre, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences is hosting a free scholarly event …

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Special edition featuring the PlayLab's visiting scholar Dr. Elaine Soares França from Brazil

1 November 2020

In this post we present a spotlight on our special visiting scholar Dr. Elaine Franca from Brazil welcome our latest PhD student Monique Parkes. The Conceptual PlayLab brings visitors from …

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Our new Conceptual PlayWorld app has launched!

30 October 2020

How do we develop scientific curiosity, mathematical logic & design and engineering thinking in young children? As you have read on our webpage, the Conceptual PlayWorld is a new way …

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Reimagining early childhood for the 21st century: one year on, findings from the Conceptual PlayLab

29 June 2020

Our public presentation Reimagining early childhood for the 21st century: one year on, findings from the Conceptual PlayLab was a great success, and last month we welcomed another PhD student …

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The Conceptual PLayLab - exciting news - one year on

18 May 2020

After spending the summer focussed on analysing our research data, writing research papers and planning our study designs for 2020, the PlayLab is again open! Two more PhD students joined …

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Celebrating the end of the year, PhD milestones, and awards

23 December 2019

This last month we celebrated many achievements, including confirmation milestone, education and research awards, and collaboration with the academic community in Australia and abroad. Two of our PhD candidates celebrated …

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STEM PlayWorlds for Infants and Toddlers professional video launch, PlayLab and playgroups

25 November 2019

So much happened this month, we launched of our STEM PlayWorlds video, met Playgroup Victoria families, presented at the MERC conference, welcomed more visitors. Marilyn presented a keynote speech at …

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Academic synergies for early childhood education and for women to shine in STEM

31 October 2019

We had a fantastic month welcoming Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith and outstanding Australian early childhood education academics to the PlayLab. PlayLab visitors We were thrilled …

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Open Day, PlayLab visitors and BHERT award

30 September 2019

We had a busy month welcoming visitors at our Open Day, hosting a number of international visitors, and Marilyn was awarded the Business/Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) award for Leadership …

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Conceptual PlayLab PhD students have been working hard on theoretical cultural-historical research methodology, hands-on video data collection, and abstract writing for next year's international conference

19 August 2019

Last month saw the Conceptual PlayLab and affiliated PhD students rolling up their sleeves and taking deep dives into cultural-historical research method and methodology, guided by Marilyn. The students have …

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Conceptual PlayLab team is now complete and we are piloting a new Conceptual PlayWorld for infants and toddlers

22 July 2019

We have been busy welcoming Conceptual PlayLab pillar leaders who have now completed our team, hosting international and local visitors, and presenting our research findings in Norway. Welcoming our pillar …

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Conceptual PlayLab launches research into play-based STEM education

6 May 2019

At the Conceptual PlayLab, we have quickly gotten into gear in the first month following launch. Making a Splash Our 1st month in the Conceptual PlayLab has been eventful with …

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Science and engineering child's play, but vital for Australia's future

19 March 2019

Researchers at Monash University have launched Australia’s largest study into play-based education, which will inspire teachers and parents to develop the next generation of thinkers in science, technology, engineering and …

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