Intensive Study Tour to Reggio Emilia

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Intensive Study Tour to Reggio Emilia – January 2020

Dates: Monday 13 – Friday 17 January, 2020

The focus will be ‘The Culture of the Atelier and the Hundred Languages of Children‘.

The atelier is not just place for ‘art’, rather in Reggio Emilia, it represents a place of cultural expression.  Art and other means of expression demonstrate the differences in the perceptions that people have and mirrors the society from where it has genesis. Loris Malaguzzi introduced ‘ateliers’ to the preschools of Reggio Emilia in the 60’s, deliberately choosing the French word atelier to honour the French artists who had contributed so much to the arts.  The premise of the atelier was polysensorial exploration: where a child’s senses became the new allies for learning.  The atelier was introduced to offer children materials and experiences for expression, exploration of artistic processes and to introduce them to new aesthetic dimensions.  These processes were summarised in poetry by Loris Malaguzzi and are now widely known around the world as the metaphor of the Hundred Languages.

This professional learning opportunity is designed for educators who have attended Reggio Emilia Study Tours previously and are keen to return to take their learning further. This tour IS NOT SUITED to people just beginning to explore the principles of the Reggio Emilia Educational Project.

The cost will be $3450AU. A deposit of $ 950AU will be required to secure your place when registrations open.

N.B The fee is an all-inclusive cost to all participants and cannot be altered for non-use of some of the components, e.g. land transportation, etc.

N.B It does not include accommodation, airfares, insurance, transfers or other associated costs.

Study Program Information

The group will be accompanied by two study tour leaders from Reggio Australia.

The study program will commence on Sunday 12 January at 5pm with a meeting for all delegates. The venue will be confirmed closer to departure. The program will then continue on Monday 13 January at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre. It is within walking distance from the Astoria Hotel. The program concludes on the evening of Friday 17 January.

The program costs include:

  • Organisation of the program by Reggio Children.
  • Presentations by and meetings with pedagogista, teachers, administrators and parents.
  • Visits to Infant Toddler Centres and Preschools of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.
  • Information for each participant about the town of Reggio Emilia, its municipal infant toddler-centre and preschool experience and Reggio Children.
  • Private bus transportation to and from the centres in Reggio Emilia as required by the program.
  • Professional English interpreters as required by the program.
  • Coffee, lunch breaks and farewell tea.

Travelling to Italy

Delegates are to make their own travel arrangements. The study tour leaders travel arrangements will be provided to delegates as soon as they are confirmed. They will be arriving in Bologna on Saturday 11 January 2020.

REAIE uses the services of DQ International Travel Service. To contact DQ International Travel Service please call Damian Quirk 03 9614 4588 or email Damian is also able to organise travel with other airlines and incorporate other travel arrangements and tours.

The study tour leaders will be staying at the Astoria Hotel, which is situated in the centre of the city of Reggio Emilia. Damian Quirk at DQ International Travel Service is able to assist you with these arrangements should you wish to stay with the study tour leaders. The cost for a Single Room is approximately $140AU per night and the cost for Double or Twin Share is approximately $157AU per night. Both rates include breakfast and are subject to exchange fluctuation and availability.

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