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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"

 


 

TASMANIA - Introduction to Reggio Emilia

 

Speaker: Jan Millikan

 

Saturday 13th May 2017

 

PLI - Professional Learning Institute

9 Timsbury Road, Glenorchy, TAS

9.00am - 12.30pm (registration from 8.30am)

 

 

The Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) is proud to present an introductory lecture which will detail important aspects of the history, philosophy and educational practices of the Pre-schools and Infant Toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia, Italy. The information provided is intended as an introduction to the educational project of Reggio Emilia together with an insight into how the Reggio Emilia approach is interpreted in the Australian context.
 
Jan Millikan, OAM, is the founder and former Director of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE), a continuing committee member, and the REAIE representative to the Reggio Children International Network. Jan was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2012 for services to Early Childhood Education. Jan's professional roles have involved work as a consultant in multicultural education and a lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Melbourne. Jan has also been a Senior Fellow at both Melbourne and Monash Universities, as well as a Fellow of the Australian Council of Educators. She has authored two books, and has contributed many professional articles to journals both nationally and internationally. Jan is on the editorial board for the Journal of Research in International Education.
 
REAIE Member $75 (incl. GST)
Non-Member $100 (incl. GST)
Student $50 (incl. GST)
morning tea included
 
Registrations Close - Tuesday 9th May
 
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The Reggio Emilia Information Exchange, in conjunction with the REAIE Melbourne Network Group, presents:

Introduction to Reggio Emilia

 

Speaker: Kirsty Liljegren

 

Saturday 13th May 2017

 

Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE)

442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC

9.00am - 12.30pm (registration from 8.30am)

 

 

The Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) is proud to present an introductory lecture which will detail important aspects of the history, philosophy and educational practices of the Pre-schools and Infant Toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia, Italy. The information provided is intended as an introduction to the educational project of Reggio Emilia together with an insight into how the Reggio Emilia approach is interpreted in the Australian context.
 
Kirsty Liljegren was the teaching Director of Cornish College Early Learning Centre, in Victoria, where she worked for ten years. Educators from around the world visited the early learning centre as a place of provocation, innovation and inspiring practice. Kirsty was awarded a national excellence in teaching award for innovative practice and a State and Territory award for Victoria for her contribution to the early childhood sector. Kirsty is a long-standing committee member of REAIE and has undertaken two study tours to Reggio Emilia. The philosophy from the educational project of Reggio Emilia has had a profound influence on Kirsty both professionally and personally and it continues to fuel in her a hope for children. Kirsty consults and lectures in a variety of contexts both nationally and internationally and shares insights from both a practitioner and leadership perspective.  She is particularly passionate about the all-important question - how do we as educators enable children to flourish?
 
 
REAIE Member $25 (incl. GST) - subsidised by the REAIE Melbourne Network
Non-Member $100 (incl. GST)
Student $50 (incl. GST)
morning tea included
 
Registrations Close - Tuesday 9th May
 
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Brave Pedagogy: when materials complicate curriculum

 

Speakers: Angela Chng and Janet Robertson

 

Saturday 20th May 2017

 

The Independent Theatre, Wenona School

Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW

9.30am - 12.30pm (registration from 9.00am)

 

 

Materials which offer children questions, rather than answers, are key components of Mia Mia’s pedagogy. Sometimes providing unusual materials is a leap of faith, and often may initially appear chaotic, requiring of adults the ability to observe, wait and critically reflect on the children’s unfolding cognitive processes. It is through this reflection that the materials gain a new identity, one which is then adopted by children and adults, becoming part of the culture of thinking within the school. This session will explore the use of ‘unlikely’ materials through dialogue and processes of observation. Presented by Angela Chng and Janet Robertson, educators at Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre, Macquarie University.  
 
Angela Chng (M.ECh) has been the early childhood teacher and team leader of the 3-5 year old’s classroom for eight years. She shares her pedagogical approaches to working with children’s thinking and learning experiences by mentoring students and staff, presenting at conferences locally and internationally and giving guest lectures and tutorials to students at the University. You can also read about her work in various publications.
 
Janet Robertson (M.ECh) is currently the outdoor teacher; a position she has held for 17 years. Previously she was the 2-3 year old’s teacher. Her interest in materials, outdoor thinking and ‘pedagogical documentation as process’ drives her engagement with her co-researchers, children and of course her colleagues. Janet has published and spoken of her work at Mia Mia over the last 24 years.
 
REAIE Member $75 (incl. GST)
Non-Member $100 (incl. GST)
Student $50 (incl. GST)
morning tea included
 
Registrations Close - Tuesday 16th May
 
To download a flyer, please click here.
 
REAIE members are reminded to LOGIN before registering for this event.
 
For INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS - please click here.
 
For GROUP REGISTRATIONS - please click here.
 
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