Research for a culture of childhood that defends and promotes the rights of all children.
- Promote a strong and positive image of children as citizens and active participants in democratic communities through the promotion of the critical role of research, observation, documentation and interpretation of children’s processes of action and thought.
- Advocate for social justice and democracy in education, giving priority to active constructive and creative learning by children.
- Sustain and strengthen the relationship between REAIE and Reggio Children, as an invited representative of the Reggio Children International Network, through the promotion of dialogue, professional learning and research about the educational project of Reggio Emilia.
When making decisions and advocating for the work of the organisation, Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange staff and committee pledge to:
- Honour Children.
- Act with Respect and Integrity.
- Be Democratic and Ethical.
- Support Learning, Teaching and Research.
We believe that these values reflect the vision and mission of the organisation and will support our decision-making processes.
Currently, REAIE produces and uses many mediums to promote the thinking and ideas from the educational project of Reggio Emilia in an Australian context examples of which are:
A national journal called the Challenge published three times a year.
The main purpose of the journal is to encourage and support dialogue, debate and reflection particularly amongst educational practitioners. Writers are encouraged to tell the story of their experiences as teachers and to reflect on the insights, questions, issues and uncertainties that emerge. Often part of the story is told in graphic form with the use of photos, drawings etc or through including records of conversations held with children. Articles often include photos, drawings or transcripts of conversations. The Challenge may be published digitally and/or as a printed hard copy.
A website located at reggioaustralia.org.au
The main purpose of the website is to provide accessible and accurate information about the pedagogical project being conducted in Reggio Emilia Italy and associated pedagogical developments in Australia. Articles from the Challenge appear in a members only section of the website.
Promotional materials for REAIE Professional Learning events e.g. flyers and electronic brochures
Webinars and workshops