EARCOS Workshop

Listening to Learning in the Early Years

Pedagogical encounters between our own contexts and the ideas of Reggio Emilia

November 11-12, 2017 at UNIS Hanoi

“Knowing where you are, where you find yourself, helps you to develop a sense of your own identity and your place in the world… Every place has its own spirit, its own past and its own aspirations.” Jerome Bruner

This workshop explores some of the ideas that underpin the pedagogical experience of Reggio Emilia and encourages participants to use these values to dig deeper into their own practice.  Together we will explore our ‘image of the child’ and the value of relationships in learning, as well as the role of provocation and documentation in the co-construction of pedagogy and curriculum design. 

Participants will acquire deeper awareness of the values of Reggio Emilia and explore some provocations for our work with transnational children in International School contexts.

This workshop includes interactive engagements and collaborative discussion, participants are asked to bring a photograph of their learning environment and a documentation sample from their own practice to the workshop.

About Fiona Zinn


Fiona Zinn is an Educational Consultant based in Hobart, Australia. Drawing on 25 years experience in the early childhood, primary and tertiary sectors, Fiona consults widely with International Schools around the world to boldly re-imagine early years and primary pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments in response to research.

Fiona currently lectures at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, is elected to the Committee of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange and works with the International Baccalaureate as a Professional Development Educator, Field Representative, Global Curriculum Writer and Workshop Developer.



 Welcome to UNIS Hanoi - Practical Information

Workshop Registration

  • The workshop will provide 15 hours of tuition over two days: November 11-12, 2017 at UNIS Hanoi.
  • The workshop is available for EARCOS member schools only.
  • Workshop fee: $75 USD (includes lunch on both days).
  • Places are limited to 50 and will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
  • Your place is not confirmed until we receive payment and travel arrangements should only be made when you have received confirmation.


  • United Nations International School of Hanoi
  • G9 Ciputra
  • Tay Ho
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
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