Reggio Emilia Study Tour 2011

Posted on August 22, 2009

Reggio Emilia Study Tour

11 – 15th April 2011

Reggio Emilia Aotearoa New Zealand (REANZ) is a Charitable Trust, and we are pleased to provide information for you about the April 2011 study tour to Reggio Emilia. Wendy Larmer will be leading the group. Wendy has been inspired by the pedagogy of Reggio Emilia for more than ten years, supporting teachers and Early Childhood Centres who also are inspired by Reggio Emilia. Prue Crarer will be supporting Wendy. Prue is Centre Manager of Early Learning Counties Manukau -Alfriston, Manurewa. Prue has a particular interest in the arts and a passion for assisting children’s thinking through the Hundred Languages. Prue’s centre exempifies her passion for excellence in the environment as the third teacher.


Times magazine, Jerome Bruno and Howard Gardner have all said that the educational opportunities that are offered by schools in Reggio Emilia are amongst the best in the world. To really understand how these infant toddler centres and preschools exist, one needs to see them for oneself. Join us for an experience that will inspire you to think more deeply about teaching and learning in your setting in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We will have opportunities to reflect on:

  • The cultural context of Reggio Emilia
  • The image of the child and the teacher
  • The environment as third teacher
  • The pedagogy of listening
  • Making learning visible through documentation
  • The role of the pedagogista and your role as a professional leader
  • And so much more…

The cost of the study tour is based on the current NZ$/Euro and there may be a slight fluctuation. Costs are attached for share twin and single rooms. Participants can make their own travel arrangements so that they can obtain the best prices possible. Please contact our travel agent for assistance. Geoff Hebditch, House of Travel Browns Bay Ph 09 473 1003. Geoff is offering a special insurance price for people booking with him: $70. for 11 days – an excellent price.

Are you a member of REANZ? If not please email Denise on to register your interest. Membership is free. In preparation for the tour we suggest you use our library. A list of available books and contact details for our library will be available soon on our website.


Please forward registration and cheques made out to REANZ Trust, PO Box 36421, Northcote, Auckland . Or pay directly into our account ‘REANZ Trust’: 12 3038 040 8638 00

Please ensure you include your name and centre as our reference on your direct credit.

Contact Prue Crarer or Wendy Larmer– for a registration form