Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) draws on the Reggio Emilia experience as the ongoing catalyst for thinking, research and advocacy in Australian educational settings.
REAIE has a vision for a just and civil society that values our shared humanity, fosters strong democratic communities, recognises the uniqueness of each individual and appreciates diversity.
We recognise children as social beings from birth, full of curiosity and imagination, and having the potential and desire to find connections and meaning in all they experience. We acknowledge their ability to reflect upon and contribute to their own learning through their many languages of expression and communication.
We recognise that all children have a right to be heard, to be respected, and to feel a sense of belonging to their family, school and community. We see this as the foundation for becoming responsible citizens of the world.
To support, nurture and promote connections and collaborations between members.
To develop, maintain and share information resources that draw on the Reggio Emilia experience.
To advocate for the role of research as a vehicle for learning for adults and children.
To be recognised as an influential voice on the visibility of children in education policy, theory and practice.
To establish a financially sound, sustainable, national organisation.