Thursday, October 7, 2010

Reggio Amelia: Introduction Course

firstly, again...thousand apologies for not updating my blog **kemalasan tahap dewa melanda ah, takleh nak toong dah nih**

update ni bukan apa, saa nak mengaak kengkawan out there especially momsies out there who are looking for education method to be introduced to your children kan, nak kasitau PPBM **Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia** will be organizing an introductory course on Reggio Amelia method here in Malaysia..

Apa itu Reggio Amelia method?

Most of us Malaysians might have heard of Montessori method, kan? This is actually a method that was also founded in Italy but after the WWII, in short. So basically some of the trainers etc might feel that it might be more relevant to our current educational and children upbringing situation now. But for me, I rather that we all go and find out what is this method all about before casting judgements, eh?

I called the PPBM office for another non-related issue actually, but this humble, and most friendly staff by the name of Puan Rahimah has highlighted about this course to me and had een nice enough to send me an e-brouchure on the said course as well **tq Puan, although I might not be attending this but I will definitely see you soon..Insha-allah **

anyway, for momsies out there who are keen to join, refer below kay?


 Organized by

Dates :
13, 14 & 15 November 2010

Vistana Hotel KL
No 9 Jalan Lumut, Off Jalan Ipoh,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,

Overview of the Workshop:
This Seminar is designed to introduce participants to the philosophy and theories behind the Reggio Emilia Approach and how it can be adapted in their setting.
Why Reggio Emilia approach? Newsweek (Hinckle, 1991) hailed the Reggio Emilia approach as one of the best educational programs in the world.  As a result of this, many early childhood educators are trying to implement the approach in their own classrooms.  If early childhood educators are to adapt and use this highly regarded educational approach, classroom teachers, and pre-service teachers must be taught to understand and develop strategies for adapting the approach into their setting.

Trainer’s profile
Dr. Nkechy Ezeh is a tenured Associate Professor of Education and Director of Early Childhood Education Program at Aquinas College. She has taught at various levels of early childhood classrooms, serves as Adult and Parent Educator and Early Childhood Education Consultant. For the past 12 years, Dr. Ezeh has conducted many professional development courses for teachers and parents and is often a guest speaker at school in-services, education conferences. She conducts professional development trainings and workshops throughout the United States of America, Asia and Australia.
She completed M.Ed at Grand Valley State University, and Ed.D in Child and Youth Studies with specialization in Curriculum Development and Systemic Change from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Ezeh was one of the US delegates to Reggio Emilia, Italy and a panelist on the Oxford University Early Literacy Round Table. Her main research interests are integrating the Principle of Reggio Emilia in Early Childhood program – the focus of her doctoral dissertation.  Other research interest includes curriculum development, teacher’s professional development, culture & literacy development and brain development.

Seminar Methodology :

This Seminar will include group discussion, audiovisual presentations, observations and deconstruction of the Reggio Emilia principles and reflection.  Throughout the seminar, participants are not viewed as targets of instruction; they instead assume active role in constructing their knowledge

Who Should Attend

  • Early Childhood Educators, Parents,Trainers
  • Other professionals who are dealing with early childhood

Program at a Glance

1. Day 1
  • What is Reggio Emilia Approach?
  • Thereoretical & Historical perspective
  • Deconstructing of the central operating principles of the Reggio Emilia approach: Image of the child, Teachers as partners, Role of Parents, Role of the Environment
2. Day 2
Central operating principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach continued: Documentation, Emergent Learning Process, Symbolic Representation, The three subjects of education, time, Education based on collaboration & Interaction.
  • Four key factors to the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education
  • What does a Reggio inspired classroom look like?
  • A look at participants classroom – Bring several pictures of different areas of your classroom.
3.  Day 3
  • How can we begin to adapt the Reggio Emilia approach – Where do you start?
  • Challenges/Road block in light of theoretical perspective
  • Strategies to overcome road blocks and challenges
  • Reflections and development individual action plan for implementation.

  • Seminar’s Fees

Rate per Participant (Early Bird)
Local Delegate: RM420.00
International Delegate: USD180
(Received by 15 October 2010)
Normal Rate:
Local Delegate: RM480.00
International Delegate: USD280
(Received after 15 October 2010)
PPBM’s member RM420.00 (*Fee includes workshop materials, certification and tea breaks).

Certificate of Attendance will be issued

Applications received after seats are filled will be returned with regrets.
Please send your completed registration form and cheque/bank draft
Payment to: PPBM
Receipt will be issued once payment is confirmed.
The workshop organizer disclaim any responsibilities should any
Changes in regards to the workshop occur for any reason.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Rahimah Ithnin
Tel. No. : +603 78801367 or +603 77809327 Fax +603 78802941

For momsies who wants to read up first before making your decision, you can always refer to these websites:

and there's so much more articles/ websites dedicated to the approach..Let's read it out..No harm done what? Lagipun bukan untuk orang lain...Untuk anak2 kita sendiri..