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Marilyn Ahearn

Adjunct Lecturer

Faculty of Education

Gold Coast, Lismore
Marilyn Ahearn


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Marilyn is an adjunct lecturer at Southern Cross University (SCU), Gold Coast, Australia. She has extensive leadership experience in primary education, including participation and leadership in environmental education initiatives.


Marilyn's PhD research investigated the extent that teaching primary-aged students the scientific origin story of the universe may influence their values in sustainability. Her research involved developing and teaching a curriculum aligned to mandatory Australian outcomes for primary-aged students and was based on adapting the secondary-based Big History Project.

Her interests in research particularly investigate the insights Big History contributes to the concept of deep time alongside, transdisciplinary and environmental education research in primary education.

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