Introduction to Reggio Emilia
LISMORE, NSW – Friday 16 February 2018, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
GOLD COAST, QLD – Saturday 17 February 2018, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Presented by Kirsty Liljegren
The Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE), in conjunction with the Northern Rivers NSW and Gold Coast Network Groups, is proud to present an introductory seminar on the history, philosophy and educational practices of the Pre-schools and Infant Toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
This seminar is intended as an introduction to the educational project of Reggio Emilia together with an insight into how the Reggio Emilia approach is interpreted in the Australian context.
About the presenter
Kirsty Liljegren is the former teaching Director of Cornish College Early Learning Centre, in Victoria, where she worked for ten years. Educators from around the world visited the early learning centre as a place of provocation, innovation and inspiring practice. Kirsty was awarded a national excellence in teaching award for innovative practice and a State and Territory award for Victoria for her contribution to the early childhood sector. Kirsty is a long-standing committee member of REAIE and has undertaken two study tours to Reggio Emilia. The philosophy from the educational project of Reggio Emilia has had a profound influence on Kirsty both professionally and personally and it continues to fuel in her a hope for children. Kirsty consults and lectures in a variety of contexts both nationally and internationally and shares insights from both a practitioner and leadership perspective. She is particularly passionate about the all-important question – how do we as educators enable children to flourish?