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
Loose Parts and Possibilities
A special day with Kirsty Liljegren
The Possibilities of Loose Parts:
Enhancing a creative, thinking curriculum
through the use of ‘intelligent materials’
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
The Boardroom Series
Intimate professional conversations with Dr Deborah Harcourt
As a Master Class, we are inviting participants who have already been exploring the principles of the
Reggio Emilia Educational Project for some time - this is not for beginners, sorry.
To ensure you have your seat at the table, please REGISTER NOW as we will only be accepting 18-20 people at each event.
Your investment is $195.00 per person for the day, inclusive of materials, all refreshments and a celebratory glass of wine to finish the day!
Thursday 10 May 9.30-3.30
Beach Room, Mooloolaba Surf Club
The Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Gold Coast Concluded
Wednesday 16 May 9.30-3.30
Currumbin Surf Club
741 Pacific Parade, Currumbin
Parramatta Last seats
Tuesday 12 June 9.30-3.30
Lachlans Old Government House
Parramatta Park, Parramatta
The Confederation of Thinkers
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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