Landscapes of relationships; inspiration, exchange, and dialogue for the future of childhood
The year 2021 sees the 21st anniversary celebration of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE). As part of the celebrations of this important milestone, REAIE will launch an inaugural research symposium to be held as an online initiative 10 July 2021. All sessions will be pre-recorded to support the participation of both presenters and symposium registrants across the day. Registered participants will have access to the recordings of the Australian content from Wednesday 14 July until Saturday 28 August 2021.
The research symposium seeks to challenge continuing binaries that separate theory and practice and classroom teachers and university researchers. The symposium 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.
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.
The symposium program will comprise 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). Our intention as mentioned, 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.
Titled Landscapes of relationships; inspiration, exchange, and dialogue for the future of childhood, the symposium adopts the same title as the forthcoming biennial conference to be held in Melbourne in July 2022. The symposium is defined as an initiative from which ongoing research may develop and take its place as part of the 2022 conference program.
Early Bird (until Friday 14 May 2021)
Member $275(incl gst)
Non Member $345(incl gst)
Standard prices (from Saturday 15 May 2021)
Member $315(incl gst)
Non Member $395(incl gst)
Student $200(incl gst)
Student Registrations are open only to FULL-TIME students (currently enrolled in an appropriate course). Copies of Student Cards are required with registrations. Early bird rates do not apply to student registrations.