End of year celebrations: Looking back and looking forward…

Date: Friday 23 November, 2018

Time: 5:00pm for 5:30 - 7:00pm


Category: Network Meeting

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Program Description

End of year celebrations: Looking back and looking forward…

In his acceptance speech of The Kohl International Teaching Award, Malaguzzi said:

“…we adults need first and foremost to be convinced that children are not only holders of rights, but that they are holders of their own culture, they are holders of a capacity for developing more culture, and they are capable of building their own culture and contaminating our culture.” (in The Hundred Languages of Children, p 423)

As we near the end of another school year please join us as we come together to discuss the many and various ways we honour the learning journeys of children.

  • Does your centre have an end-of-year celebration and what does it consist of?
  • How do “end of year” festivities sit within the principles of the Reggio Emilia Education Project?
  • Are they authentic and respectful of children?
  • What opportunities do they provide for shared experiences and understandings between children, educators and families?

“Perhaps more than a nostalgia for the past we need nostalgia for the future. Children, the children that are and the children to come, are waiting for us there in the place where nostalgia for the future is capable of arriving, and let us all hope we are there too.” (in The Hundred Languages of Children, p 423)

Please bring a plate to share, as well as your experiences and thoughts, and join us in the discussion!


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