Environments for learning, teaching and living: The principles of the educational project of Reggio Emilia in the Australian context

ECA have curated a collection of resources to enable early childhood educators to support their thinking about the principles of the educational project of Reggio Emilia.  The collection includes virtual experiences of a variety of early learning settings from across Australia.

The collection includes:

  • Virtual tours: settings across Australia that apply the principles of Reggio Emilia in their context examples of practice and pedagogical journeys of change.
  • Video interviews from experts
  • Downloadable tools to support your deeper thinking and planning for change
  • An opportunity to share your journey of change

Within the Australian context, it is not uncommon for a setting or organisation to categorise particular aesthetics as ‘being Reggio’. However, when delving deeper into what it means to draw inspiration from the principles of a particular theoretical approach, it’s important to consider the underpinnings of the principles rather than replicating or imitating what we see.

This collection seeks to showcase national practices of service interpretation of the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, inspire deeper thinking and dialogue and support reflection on your current practices as you consider new ways of working with children.  

Resources will continue to be added to the collection over the coming weeks and months.


Downloadable Tools

Gaia’s Nest: A tour – Indoors

Gaia’s Nest: A tour – Outdoors

Mia Mia Centre: A tour