Welcome to REAIE
The Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) is a national reference organisation for the educational project of Reggio Emilia in Australia, and an invited member of the Reggio Children International Network.
REAIE draws on the Reggio Emilia Educational Project as the ongoing catalyst for thinking, research and advocacy in Australian educational settings.
We know that children are born with amazing potential and capacities: curiosity, a drive to understand, the ability to wait, to wonder and to be amazed, the capacity to express themselves in many ways. What kind of schools and what kind of teachers do we need to support these capacities in all children?
REAIE believes that the schools in Reggio Emilia demonstrate what is possible when a society that values human potential, relationships and the power of imagination, educates its children.
“There is an inner voice that pushes children on, but this force is greatly multiplied when they are convinced that facts and ideas are resources, just as their friends and the adults in their lives are precious resources. It is especially at this point that children expect – as they have from the beginning of their life adventure – the help and truthfulness of grownups.”
Events & announcements
children from infant-toddler centres and preschool of Reggio Emilia
“Learning is not the transmission of a defined body of knowledge, what Malaguzzi refers to as a ‘small’ pedagogy. It is constructive, the subject constructing her or his own knowledge but always in democratic relationships with others and being open to different ways of seeing…Teachers as well as children are constantly learning. Learning itself is a subject for constant research, and as such must be made visible.”
Carla Rinaldi and Peter Moss
Our national conferences, local meetings, workshops and tailored programs promote dialogue, professional learning and research about the educational project of Reggio Emilia.
Our participants say...
“Teachers as Researchers has to be one of the most worthwhile Professional Development sessions I have done in recent times... I have gone back to my Centre with a greater understanding of the important role we play in really understanding and documenting how our children learn, think and wonder – real research! ... It has been the spark to reignite some fires…thank you!” - from the Teachers as Researchers Workshop - in Sydney
‘I am relieved to find out that I am not the only one that struggles with documentation, what to document, how to interpret it, and how much to document.’ - from the Languages of Paper Workshop - in Darwin, 2010
"This amazing three day intensive with Tiziana Filippini added clarity to the wonderings I had about the way the pedagogical coordinating teams work within the schools and centres in Reggio Emilia. It became clearer to me why this is not a model to copy but rather how it can act as a provocation for our thinking, a stimulus for questioning our own pedagogical leadership processes and structures." - from Pedagogical coordination in dialogue with Reggio Emilia - Melbourne, October, 2017