Early childhood education
Conceptual thinking in play-based settings
Marilyn holds the Foundation Chair in Early Childhood Education and Development at Monash, where she's also a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow. She researches in the areas of early childhood science, engineering and technologies, with particular attention on digital visual methodology framed through cultural-historical theory. Her Laureate Fellowship on the theme "Imagination in play and imagination in STEM" investigates how families and teachers create conditions for children’s conceptual thinking in play-based settings.