Kerrie O’Neill

Contextualising Reggio Emilia

This session will introduce participants to the principles of the educational project of Reggio Emilia. It will use documentation as a strategy to share practice from an Australian service and will inspire educators to critically reflect on what they are doing in their own settings.

About Kerrie

Kerrie O’Neill, M.ED (Early Childhood) is an Early Childhood Consultant and author.

Kerrie’s experience with the early childhood sector spans over 30 years.

She has worked as a kindergarten teacher, a Director of an Early Learning Centre, a trainer and assessor delivering the Certificate III and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and as a tertiary level lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT). She has worked for the Department of Education and Training in Victoria as both an Authorised Officer and as a Senior Policy Officer.

Kerrie is a founding member of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange in 2000 and is a current committee member. Kerrie’s work in the early childhood sector has been profoundly influenced by the educational project of Reggio Emilia, Italy, since her first study tour to the city in 1996.

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