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 Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

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"



Children as protagonists of their own learning: implications for learning and teaching in Australian contexts



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Speaker: Jan Millikan


Saturday 11th March, 2017

University of Notre Dame Australia

32 Mouat Street, Fremantle, WA

9.30am - 12.30pm


The term Child as Protagonist is a choice that the educators in Reggio Emilia have made to describe their particular view of the competencies and capabilities that children possess, and are able to bring to their own learning. This is coupled with a particular belief related to how children construct and co-construct their own learning. This seminar, through lecture and dialogue, will explore the possibilities that these choices invite for Australian contexts, in particular the implications for the role of educators. It will also explore the importance of two key principles of the Reggio Emilia educational project as strategies in this process: the pedagogy of listening and the Hundred Languages of both children and adults.


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. Most recently Jan represented REAIE as one of the partners in the Thinker in Residence program organised by the Government of South Australia. 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 (inclgst)

Non-Member $100 (incl.gst)

Student $50 (inclgst)


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Diving in deeper: seeing beyond


A One-Day Conference in Canberra


Saturday 18th March, 2017

The Performing Arts Centre - Tim Murray Theatre

Canberra Grammar School

40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, ACT

8.30am - 4.00pm


Diving in deeper: seeing beyond is designed for educators at diverse stages in their understanding of the educational project from Reggio Emilia and its implications for the Australian context. This conference is suitable for both primary and early childhood educators.



Keynote Speakers:

Jan Millikan - Founder and former Director of REAIE, and representative to the Reggio Children International Network

David Gilkes - Illawarra Primary School (TAS) and convenor of the Tasmanian REsearch Network 


Local Presenters:

Leith Biggs - Canberra Grammar School

Tanya Stevenson - Canberra Grammar School

Robyn Evans - Radford College

Educators from the Blue Gum Community School


REAIE Member $190 (incl. gst)

Non-Member $240 (incl.gst)

Student $140 (incl. gst)

Morning tea and lunch are included.



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