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Gaze skyward, with feet firmly planted on the ground – REAIE Conference set to inspire

by Freya Lucas

May 30, 2023

Delegates attending Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) often leave professional learning sessions, conferences, and other events renewed and inspired. 


As one past conference delegate said; 

“I was moved at each and every session more than I was expecting. [The speakers] gave such a beautiful insight into early learning in their Reggio community … ‘Gaze skyward with feet firmly planted on the ground’  – such a beautiful reminder I will hold in my heart.”

Those who are attending the upcoming Landscapes of curiosity and creativity: In dialogue with 100 languages Conference, being held Thursday 29 June through Saturday 1 July in Melbourne will no doubt emerge with similar reflections, memories and inspiration, thanks in no small part to the outstanding program of keynote speakers, Educational Encounters and Atelier Experiences, a lively panel discussion and of course, breakout sessions from Reggio Emilia practitioners, academics, and enthusiasts who are keen to share their work with a broader audience. 


On Friday June 30 delegates will hear from a dynamic mix of panelists who will respond to the theme of “Exploring the intersections between Australia’s Curriculum Frameworks (EYLF and the Australian Curriculum) and Educational Principles of Reggio Emilia.”


During the panel conversation a suite of experts – including  Associate Professor Fay Hadley, Consultant Catharine Hydon, school principal Esme Capp, Dr Stefania Giamminuti, Leanne Mits (OAM), and ACECQA’s National Education Leader Rhonda Livingstone – will share their perspectives on the interconnectivity and practice possibilities in the overlapping spaces between Australia’s Curriculum Frameworks and the Educational Principles of Reggio Emilia.


Throughout the Conference, delegates will also have the opportunity to select from a series of breakout sessions covering a variety of topics linked with both early childhood and school based contexts, exploring a number of different ways of engaging children and families, and growing educator’s pedagogical knowledge. 


Sessions such as Language without words – How 100 languages can support joyful and responsive relationships with infants and Playing with Paper – Creating a community of learners will encourage listeners to reflect more deeply on their practice with young children, while sessions such as Curiosity in Early Childhood: unlearning behaviours of paying attention through pedagogical documentation or Preparing creative and curious leaders: possibilities of practice will prompt deeper consideration of the role of the education and care professional. 


With 15 breakout sessions there is bound to be something of interest to everyone who attends. There are a limited number of tickets remaining, and registrations are closing very soon. To secure your attendance at the event visit the dedicated REAIE Conference website, here.

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