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REAIE has developed a new series of four webinars which will explore in more detail the complexity of the role of the atelierista, clays’ potentialities, possibilities of light and how we should never underestimate the potential of babies.

Join us from your workplace or the comfort of your own home. These webinars will be recorded and available to view for a limited period after the event.

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An Encounter with Languages: The role of the atelierista

Monday 19 October 2020

The atelier brings the strength and joy of the unexpected and the uncommon to the process of learning. It supports a conceptual change that comes from looking through a poetic lens at everyday reality. (Vecchi, 1995 p. 303).

This webinar will focus on the complexity of the role of the atelierista within an early learning setting. Emphasis will be given to the atelier as a dynamic laboratory of research, creativity and discovery.

Caterina Pennestri, Kate Mount and Kirsty Porplycia will share their perspective on the evolution of the atelierista role within their educational context. This webinar will build a collaborative dialogue amongst the atelierista, the teacher and the centre Director. The atelierista will share the importance and intentionality of the curation of materials and learning context to support the children’s expressions through the hundred languages.

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An Encounter with Clay: Interweaving the practical and the possible

Monday 26 October 2020

Encounters between children and materials are generally extremely rich in suggestive qualities, memories, and meanings… (Vecchi, 2010, p. 32).

This webinar will focus on clay’s potentialities, interweaving the practical and the possible, exploring what this enticing material has to evoke in children and adult’s learning.

As Cathy Phillips (Creative Arts Specialist) and Kirsty Liljegren engage in creative dialogue, theory and practice will be brought together through contemporary ideas and stories from practice where the material of clay has been a focus of research.

Cathy and Kirsty will touch on:

  • The theory of the hundred languages
  • The value of the ‘sophisticated and delicate process’ (Vecchi, 2010, p. 33)
  • The role of the adult: “we need to set ourselves up to be amazed by children” (Cathy Phillips)
  • Systems to enable success

N.B. Participants are encouraged to have access to clay, but this is not essential for engaging with the experience.

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An Encounter with Light: Exploring the possibilities and provocations

Monday 9 November 2020

Light and certain light phenomena are central protagonists and highlight the extent to which expressiveness and beauty can accompany an understanding of scientific thinking. Science is almost always missing from educational work with small children or taught in ways that are mostly to do with facts the teacher wants children to learn. It is a challenge to be by children’s sides with an approach to reality and its phenomena that gives meaning and strength to scientific thinking. (Vecchi, 2010, p.177).

This webinar will explore the possibilities that light provides as an expressive tool. It will look at the science of light; what is it and how it behaves and then we will discover how this knowledge can support our work with children by unpacking a project done with 5 year old children in a community kindergarten. Finally, we will look at some low cost/free resources that can be used with children as they encounter this expressive language.

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An Encounter between Babies and Material: Wonder as the genesis of learning

Monday 16 November 2020

Wonder as the genesis of learning.  We should never underestimate the potential of babies and their creative strategies of thinking of learning given the right conditions.

This webinar will explore the statement that ‘wonder is the genesis of learning’ by exploring the concepts and values of the image of the baby, planning for babies and finally creating contexts and environments for babies that generate wonder.

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Webinar - October - 100 years of Loris Malaguzzi Online
  • Sat 17 October, 2020 11:00 am

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore and reflect on Loris Malaguzzi: the man, the thinking, the legacy and how his work and legacy have influenced thinking, learning and teaching in Australia. Celebrate with us in dialogue with guest speakers from Reggio Children, Paola Cagliari and Sara Di Poi;  Jan Millikan, a founding member (more…)

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A Series of Encounters Online
  • Mon 19 October, 2020 7:29 pm

REAIE has developed a new series of four webinars which will explore in more detail the complexity of the role of the atelierista, clays’ potentialities, possibilities of light and how we should never underestimate the potential of babies. Join us from your workplace or the comfort of your own home. These webinars will be recorded (more…)

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An Encounter with Languages Online
  • Mon 19 October, 2020 7:30 pm

The atelier brings the strength and joy of the unexpected and the uncommon to the process of learning. It supports a conceptual change that comes from looking through a poetic lens at everyday reality. (Vecchi, 1995 p. 303). This webinar will focus on the complexity of the role of the atelierista within an early learning setting. (more…)

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An Encounter with Clay Online
  • Mon 26 October, 2020 7:30 pm

Encounters between children and materials are generally extremely rich in suggestive qualities, memories, and meanings… (Vecchi, 2010, p. 32). This webinar will focus on clay’s potentialities, interweaving the practical and the possible, exploring what this enticing material has to evoke in children and adult’s learning. As Cathy Phillips (Creative Arts Specialist) and Kirsty Liljegren engage in (more…)

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An Encounter with Light Online
  • Mon 9 November, 2020 7:30 pm

Light and certain light phenomena are central protagonists and highlight the extent to which expressiveness and beauty can accompany an understanding of scientific thinking. Science is almost always missing from educational work with small children or taught in ways that are mostly to do with facts the teacher wants children to learn. It is a (more…)

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An Encounter between Babies and Material Online
  • Mon 16 November, 2020 7:30 pm

Wonder as the genesis of learning.  We should never underestimate the potential of babies and their creative strategies of thinking of learning given the right conditions. This webinar will explore the statement that ‘wonder is the genesis of learning’ by exploring the concepts and values of the image of the baby, planning for babies and (more…)

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