2021 Research Symposium

Landscapes of Relationships: Inspiration, exchange, and dialogue for the future of childhood

Please join us on 10 July 2021 at 10am AEST as we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of REAIE with an exciting array
of Speakers for our Research Symposium.


The Research Symposium will be presented in 3 sections.

The morning session will be hosted in our Auditorium (a live Zoom webinar) with Speakers Claudia Giudici – President of Reggio Children, Jan Millikan, founding member of REAIE, and Dr Jane Merewether and Dr Stefania Giamminuti.

In the afternoon attendees will be invited to explore offerings from Reggio Children and to visit our 3 Conference rooms: Inspiration, Exchange & Dialogue. Each room will host presentations from various speakers in the form of pre recorded videos and supporting documentation. 

In the evening session you are invited to join Reggio Children live from Italy for a Q&A with Claudia Giudici and celebrate the 21st Anniversary of REAIE.

Symposium Schedule

Titled Landscapes of relationships: inspiration, exchange, and dialogue for the future of childhood, the Symposium adopts the same title as the next REAIE conference.

The Research Symposium seeks to challenge continuing binaries that separate theory and practice and classroom teachers and university researchers. It will be a space which brings teachers and academics together in a shared place of encounter. A place for everyone to participate.

Bringing together a rich array of research perspectives, the Symposium aims to create a platform to share, exchange and stimulate thinking…to excite participant’s understanding of the integral role of educational research, as both underpinning and informing day to day classroom practice. Our intention is to highlight the significance of seeing ourselves as teacher-researchers and to make visible the essential relationship that exists between theory, innovation and classroom practice.

The potential of being in dialogue with colleagues from Reggio Emilia, as well as those researching the values and tenets of the educational project of Reggio Emilia within Australian contexts, supports us in coming to better understand, and make reference to, the Reggio approach within our own settings and schools. Australian academics participating in the symposium include Dr Stefania Giamminuti, Dr Jane Merewether and Associate Professor Wendy Boyd. Also speaking at the Symposium will be classroom-based educators sharing their stories of research-in-practice, alongside presentations shaped by academic research (this may in some cases be a partnership between classroom-based educators and academics). 

Registration Prices

Member $315(incl gst)

Non Member $395(incl gst)