The ethics of welcome

Presenters: Kirsty Liljegren and Kate Mount

Date: Monday 24 May 2021

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm (AEST)

Venue:

Category: Event

Click here to book ALL 3 WEBINARS before 24 May and SAVE 10%! Registrations close 11am (AEST) 24 May 2021.

Webinar recordings will be made available 2 days after the event is held for a period of 7 days.

Register for this event:

Details Price Qty
REAIE Membershow details + $50.00 (AUD)  
Non Membershow details + $65.00 (AUD)  

Program Description

Share to Social:

A sense of welcome is a value in education that many of us would declare that we consider and aspire to uphold. Do we give ourselves pause to reflect on the critical nature of welcome and what this entails? Is it a taken-for-granted practice that we assume is being realised to its full potential?

These webinars will expose participants to some big ideas alongside inspiring and current practice-based research that will invigorate current understandings of the impact of the pedagogy of welcome.

What does it mean to welcome, and how this enacts out values and beliefs? 

What and whom do we welcome? What does that look and feel like?

Do we welcome difference, discomfort, multiple perspectives?

How do reciprocal relationships shape identity and culture?

How might the consideration of welcome support the work required for inclusion and reconciliation? 

As we consider the potential impact and learnings for education in response to recent global events, engaging in this series will allow us to reflect on our environments and move from conversation to action.

This first webinar in the series will launch the concept of welcome, look at theoretical underpinnings as a set of ideas to foster critical reflection for transformation.

Being cognizant of the myriad of ways of welcoming, from the physical environment to the relational as a part of everyday practice, fosters a sense of connection and belonging that can never be underestimated.

“Our goal is to build an amiable school, where children, teachers, and families feel at home . . . It must embody ways of getting along together, of intensifying relationships among the three central protagonists, of assuring fullness of attention to the problems of educating, and of activating participation and research” (Malaguzzi, cited in Edwards, 2012, p.43)

Inspired by Malaguzzi and others’ thinking, we will explore the intentionality of welcoming all in the community and the impact on the emotional climate that we create to enable children, colleagues, and families to feel that they can bring and be their true selves.

Webinar Terms and Conditions:

  • • Please ensure a personal email address is used when registering to ensure you receive the zoom link to join the webinar.
  • • Webinars will be made available 2 days after the event is held for a period of 7 days. This time period is not negotiable. If you are unable to view the webinar on the scheduled date or wish to rewatch the webinar please do so within this timeframe. Any requests for extensions will be at an additional cost.
  • • If you are interested in sharing any of our webinars for team training or private professional learning please contact us to discuss group rates.
  • • All webinars will be available to repurchase at a later date.
  • • Webinars are for individual use and are not to be shared.
  • • 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.
  • • REAIE will be utilizing a range of tools during the webinar to enable participation.
  • • 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.
Share to Social: