2021 Research Symposium

Date: Saturday 10 July 2021

Time: 10am - 5pm (AEST)


Category: Conference

Australian content recordings will be made available from Wednesday 14 July until Saturday 28 August.

Register for this event:

Details Price Qty
REAIE Member - Early Birdshow details + $275.00 (AUD)  
Non Member - Early Birdshow details + $345.00 (AUD)  
REAIE Membershow details + $315.00 (AUD)   Goes On Sale
Fri 14 May, 2021
Non Membershow details + $395.00 (AUD)   Goes On Sale
Fri 14 May, 2021
Studentshow details + $200.00 (AUD)  

Program Description

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The year 2021 sees the 21st anniversary celebration of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE). As part of the celebrations of this important milestone, REAIE will launch an inaugural research symposium to be held as an online initiative 10 July 2021. All sessions will be pre-recorded to support the participation of both presenters and symposium registrants across the day. Registered participants will have access to the recordings of the Australian content from Wednesday 14 July until Saturday 28 August 2021.

The research symposium seeks to challenge continuing binaries that separate theory and practice and classroom teachers and university researchers. The symposium will be a space which brings teachers and academics together in a shared place of encounter. A place for everyone to participate.

Bringing together a rich array of research perspectives, the symposium aims to create a platform to share, exchange and stimulate thinking…to excite participant’s understanding of the integral role of educational research, as both underpinning and informing day to day classroom practice.

The potential of being in dialogue with colleagues from Reggio Emilia, as well as those researching the values and tenets of the educational project of Reggio Emilia within Australian contexts supports us in coming to better understand and make reference to the Reggio approach within our own settings and schools. Australian academics participating in the symposium include Dr Stefania Giamminuti, Dr Jane Merewether and Associate Professor Wendy Boyd.

The symposium program will comprise classroom-based educators sharing their stories of research-in-practice alongside presentations shaped by academic research (this may in some cases be a partnership between classroom-based educators and academics).  Our intention as mentioned, is to highlight the significance of seeing ourselves as teacher-researchers and to make visible the essential relationship that exists between theory, innovation and classroom practice.

Titled Landscapes of relationships; inspiration, exchange, and dialogue for the future of childhood, the symposium adopts the same title as the forthcoming biennial conference to be held in Melbourne in July 2022. The symposium is defined as an initiative from which ongoing research may develop and take its place as part of the 2022 conference program.


  • Please ensure a personal email address is used when registering to ensure you receive the zoom link to join the presentations. The zoom link will be sent out just prior to the event.
  • Australian content recordings will be made available from Wednesday 14 July until Saturday 28 August. This time period is not negotiable. If you are unable to view the presentations on the scheduled date or wish to rewatch the presentations please do so within this timeframe. Any requests for extensions will not be possible.
  • Presentations are for individual use and are not to be shared.
  • Student Registrations are open only to FULL-TIME students (currently enrolled in an appropriate course). Copies of Student Cards are required with registrations. Early bird rates do not apply to student registrations.
  • Participants will need to download the (free) Zoom platform https://zoom.us/
  • It is suggested for participants to use a laptop or desktop – not a phone, this allows for easier use of the webinar tools.
  • No part of the discussion may be recorded by participants nor screenshots taken – reference material will be sent to participants after the event.
  • You are invited to utilise the features within zoom webinar for example the chat feature and the Q & A feature when made available by the presenter.
  • Cancellations must be made via email to admin@reggioaustralia.org.au NO LATER THAN 5 business days before the event. All refunds will incur a 20% administration fee. Cancellations made within 5 business days of an event will not be refunded.
  • There is no refund for non-attendance at an event.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
  • All sessions will be recorded.
  • The purchase of webinar attendance is for use by the purchaser only and registration information should not be forwarded on to third parties; doing so may hinder your own access, as webinar entry is by prior registration only. Similarly, the materials and replay of webinars are for use by the purchaser only and should not be forwarded on to third parties.
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