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AnchorDocumentation Centre

The Documentation Centre at the REAIE Office in Melbourne has been designed to enable members to enjoy browsing through a variety of documentation, including projects, daily journals and of course a selection of resource books.

We hope it will be a place where REAIE Members can enjoy focused discussion and dialogue, resulting in inspiration and transformation of practice. During the times that the Documentation centre is open, a member of the REAIE committee as well as someone from our newly formed, Friends of REAIE, will be available to facilitate further discussion and collaboration.

It will also be possible for members to book a separate time to visit the Documentation centre particularly if there is a group of people wishing to come together such as a Network Group, Centre or School.  These sessions by appointment must be booked through the REAIE office and dates can be negotiated according to the availability of an REAIE facilitator.

Whilst this initiative is now open to the members, we do consider it to be a work in progress and will enjoy watching it grow and change over time. We would be delighted if you have a project or something of interest which you have documented which could be added to the collection. Wherever possible, it would be preferable, to have a copy that we could keep, rather than it being on loan.

When visiting the Documentation centre you will notice some panels that reflect the history of REAIE. This is the beginning of a Research Project tracing the early beginnings of the organisation and what and how it has evolved. We invite you to be part of this project by contributing memorabilia, photographs and reflections. It has been 20 years since Jan Millikan first explored the Pedagogical Approach of Reggio Emilia with Australian educators and we are very keen to develop an accurate history to honour this important collaboration.

The Documentation Centre,

Room 2125, Level 2, 442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn. 


If you are interested in making a booking for the Documentation Centre for your school/centre please click here to download a form.

Please note:

-   No photography is permitted in the Centre
-   Documentation pieces may not be copied or removed from the room.

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed pieces for the Documentation Room which have been entrusted into our care.

"Nothing Without Joy"



Identity bites in Tasmania


Speakers: Liz Chick and David Gilkes

Date: Saturday 9th September 2017

Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm (registration from 8.30)

Venue: The Sustainability Learning Centre

50 Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson, Tasmania


The recent REAIE Biennial Conference in Sydney, Landscapes of Identity, unpacked many ideas around "who we are" and celebrated the complex identities of children as citizens from birth. Liz Chick and David Gilkes presented at this Conference and are repeating their presentations. As well as exploring the key thread of IDENTITY, there will be opportunities given for discussion and reflection.


How do the children see the city? Is it a place in which they are visible or feel they belong? How can a city support and celebrate young children’s identities as competent, curious and creative citizens? 
This presentation, featuring plenty of images and voices of the protagonists, will unpack a project entitled 'Giraffes in the City', which was co-constructed with children four and five years of age and explored children’s relationships and connections to the city of Hobart. 
Throughout Australian history children have been taken, without consent, from their families. From the 1930s to the 1960s, 500,000 children experienced life in an orphanage, foster home or institution. How does this chapter in Australian history affect our nation’s identity and its ability to raise a new generation of citizens who have a strong sense of self and connection to their landscapes of origin?      
This event has been subsidised due to the generosity of the speakers who have waived their fee for this event, as well as the kind support of The Sustainability Learning Centre and the REAIE Tasmanian Network members.
REAIE Member $50 (incl. GST)
Non-Member $75 (incl. GST)
morning tea is included
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 5 September 2017
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