Workshops and Seminars

REAIE workshops and seminars offer participants the opportunity to explore key concepts and generate new understandings about the educational project of Reggio Emilia.

Each year, we offer a series of workshops in different locations around Australia and work in collaboration with the REAIE Network Groups to offer seminars and events that support local communities to engage with the concepts of the Reggio Emilia educational project. On request, we create bespoke workshops and programs that can be tailored to the participating early childhood service or school. Contact Karen Szydlik, REAIE’s Professional Learning Coordinator, to learn more.

The educational project of Reggio Emilia – workshop series

  • An introduction to Reggio Emilia

The REAIE Introduction to Reggio Emilia is a 3 hour seminar on the history, philosophy and educational practices of the educational prooject of Reggio Emilia. Unpacking the organisation of, and approach taken by, the Infant Toddler Centres, Pre-Schools and Primary School in Reggio Emilia, this session is suited to those who are wanting to know more about this remarkable place and its world renowned approach to Education. Participants will hear about the principles of the Educational Project and come to understand how they shape the pedagogy and experience of an entire system of educators, children and families.

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. It provides an important foundation for other REAIE workshops and seminars.

See our calendar of events for our next offering of the Introduction to Reggio Emilia. To enquire about bringing the workshop to your service, please contact our Professional Learning Coordinator.

Invited Speaker Series

Launched in 2016, the Invited Speaker Series celebrates the ways that Reggio Emilia has shaped the work and thinking of Australian educators and allowed them to make deep connections between children, contexts and education.

Invited speakers in 2016 – 2017:

Dialogues with materials – Kelly Boucher
Imagining new ways of doing and being in the early years of school – Jill McLachlan
Children as protagonists of their own learning – Jan Millikan
Children, families and educators “In the Company of Beauty” – David Gilkes
A pedagogy of relationships – Margo Hobba and Chris Celada
A story that had never been done before – Lou Thorpe
Environment as teacher: 4 pedagogies – Paul Johnson
The possibilities and provocations of Reggio Emilia – Sheryle Yorston and Holly Baulderstone
Brave Pedagogies – Angela Chng and Janet Robertson