Dr Deborah Harcourt was an invited speaker at the 2015 Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange Conference in Melbourne. She participated as a panel member on the RED Talks, as well as presenting a paper on Children's Rights.
Deborah has recreated the RED Talk presentation just for you.
We at APECC offer a range of seminars and workshops that draw upon the provocations offered to us by our colleagues in Reggio Emilia, Italy. We acknowledge that the ideas from Reggio must always move between and across two cultures - the northern Italian town and those who seek to examine these practices and principles in their own settings.
In this way, APECC aspires to support educators and others to examine the particular Reggio Emilia interpretation and experience that we are able to offer through professional learning dialogues, in order for you to be challenged and to seek your own way of contextualising and interpreting these ideas.
We believe that when you engage with the principles of Reggio Emilia you become part of their experience and history - even though it may be at a distance. We believe that we then must act with respect and reciprocity - letting others look at us and be open to sharing, examining and contesting what high quality early childhood education looks and feels like in another context.
While I have had a long and close relationship with the city of Reggio Emilia - and the opportunity to work closely with the ideas and pedagogical intent of the municipality's infant and toddler centres and preschools - APECC does not purport to represent Reggio Children, or the Loris Malaguzzi Foundation, in any way. We also acknowledge that we are not endorsed or affiliated with these highly respected organisations.
Dr Deborah Harcourt, Executive Director, APECC
CONCLUDED - A FABULOUS DAY INDEED!!!
The Possibilities of Loose Parts:
Enhancing a creative, thinking curriculum
through the use of ‘intelligent materials’
WITH KIRSTY LILJEGREN
When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of ‘what if’ that promotes the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense of adventure and excitement to children’s play.
Daly and Beloglovsky, 2015
Tuesday July 10, 9 - 3.30 Mooloolaba Surf Club on the Sunshine Coast
Are you interested in knowing more about the Reggio Emilia educational project from Italy? Lot's of people are talking about it, and you probably want to know more, right?
On this professional learning day, we will ask questions such as:
Wednesday 22 August
Riverview Hotel, Hamilton
Monday 27 August
Cottesloe Hotel, Cottesloe Beach
Wednesday 29 August
Vibe Hotel, Waterfront
Friday 31 August
Boronia House, Mosman
Monday September 10
Wednesday September 12
All sessions are 9.30-3.30
and include morning tea, lunch and materials
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