Study Group: Melbourne, Australia - March 2016

Meet with passionate early childhood practitioners and
leave with ideas that would transform your practice!

About the Study Groups
The study groups are informal meetings with like-minded early childhood educators that are keen to develop deeper understanding of the emergent curriculum and principles of the Reggio Emilia approach.

Educators will visit different Reggio-inspired early-years centres, meet with with educators at the host centres, engage in dialogue with fellow educators and participate in group sharing & discussion sessions facilitated by the study group leader.

Spots are available on a daily basis up to 3 days. Early registration is advised in order to secure a seat in the study group.  You can sign up for any number of places subject to availability of places.

"Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner."

Robert John Meehan

Topics that we would be discussing include:
  • Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings
  • Image of the Child
  • Disposition of the Teacher
  • The Environment as the Third Teacher
  • Listening to Children's Voices
  • Making Sense of Intentional Teaching
  • Observation Strategies
  • Documentation Tools

Group Leader
The Learning Caravan Pte Ltd will assign a study group leader to take charge of the learning activities and school visits. The study group leader will meet with you and fellow participants at a city area venue for group travel arrangements to the schools.

"Wisdom is not the product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
 Albert Einstein
Target Audience
1. Early Childhood Educators 
2. Centre Leaders 
3. Curriculum Planners
4. Trainers and Facilitators 
5. Early Childhood Researchers

This study group will give you the opportunity to see theories being implemented, gain deeper understanding of the emergent curriculum, engage in valuable discussions with global early childhood colleagues and generate fresh ideas that will transform your teaching practice.

By the end of the study programme, you should be able to gain knowledge on ways to collaborate with your students, parents & community to support child-directed learning and leave with better understanding of how you could offer rich, authentic childhood experiences that deepen a child's natural sense of wonder & imagination.

"We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience."
John Dewey

Day 1 - Welcome Reception
Day 2 - school visit / dialogue / lunch break / presentation / reflections
Day 3 - school visit / dialogue / lunch break / presentation / reflections
Day 4 - school visit / dialogue / lunch break / presentation / reflections

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela
"What I liked about The Learning Caravan? I met with other teachers who worked in Reggio-inspired ways, learnt from what they had accomplished and had the opportunity to reflect with them about the work with children.   We were all inspired and got lots of ideas to new projects to do with the kids.  For instance, last week we built an outdoor kitchen in the kindergarten.  I had also seen that some of the staff reflecting more about how they can work more Reggio principles into their daily work. We learnt how important it is that adults working with the children think about the children's interests.  So I think that our trip to Stockholm and meeting all of you paid off well." - Karen Elise Fjelde

"Alyna, through The Learning Caravan, has made continual efforts to create new workshops and opportunities for early childhood practitioners to improve ourselves and expand our horizons." - Emily Yeo

"The Learning Caravan is a wonderful platform for Early Childhood educators to rediscover themselves and do better for the children they work with!" - Cheryl Ng-Ang

"The Learning Caravan promotes/ inspires passion in intentional teaching!" - Eve Lee Morreale

Take charge of your own professional development. 
Book a spot today!

General Information Please read.

Important Notes
  • All study tours originate and end at the destination country.
  • Participants need to arrange for their own air-travel to and from the destination country.
  • Please wait for notification of confirmation of study group before making air-travel arrangements.