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
Sunday May 13, 6.00-7.30 Mooloolaba Surf Club QLD
APECC invites you to join us for an intimate wine and cheese evening with Dr Stefania Giamminuti who will offer us a brief insight in to the research work that informed her book, Dancing with Reggio Emilia. This will be a wonderful opportunity to network with other early childhood educators who are interested in leadership, teacher as researcher, inquiry learning and the provocations offered by the Reggio Emilia Educational Project.
We will also have a series of poster presentations to share with you about the work a group of leaders have undertaken on leadership over the past 12 months as a dedicated and committed team of leaders across Australia.
Monday May 14, 2018, 8.30-3.30 Mooloolaba Surf Club QLD
Stefania will share her perspectives and experiences with Reggio Emilia and other contexts around the notion of Teacher as Researcher, linked to inquiry curriculum and the EYLF. Drawing from her seminal work, Dancing with Reggio Emilia and her work with Jan Millikan in the book Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework, Stefania will lead us through ideas, theories and strategies on teacher as researcher.
Scuola per Insegnanti
July 9-13 , 2018
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Queensland
An opportunity for lead and novice early childhood educators to join in a collaborative dialogue in order to debate and unpack the research-practice nexus, particularly in relationship to interpreting the key principles of Reggio Emilia in the Australian context.
The Confederation of Thinkers
May 13-17, 2018
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Queensland
An opportunity for 2016/2017 participants to reconvene to continue the robust conversations and to present progress toward implementing the principles of image of child constructed in 2016
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