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EARCOS weekend workshop



Saturday, September 20, 2014 (8:30 – 16:30)
Sunday, September 21, 2014 (8:30 – 15:00)

Presenter: Junko Cancemi  

Junko Cancemi's engagement in the field of early childhood education within an international school context spans over 25 years, herself having been a student in an international school.  She is currently the Director of the Early Learning Center at Yokohama International School. She completed her Doctorate of Education, EdD in 2009 at the University of Bath, U.K. Junko's encounter with Reggio Emilia began in 2000 when she visited the city on a study tour with an Australian delegation.  Since then, she has visited Reggio Emilia on five other occasions. The Early Learning Center at Yokohama International School has been a pioneer in incorporating the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach within the curricular framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Her research interest rests with how children learn from a social constructivist perspective with an unyielding belief in the capabilities of young children.


  1. Registration fee: US $50 for EARCOS members (including workshop materials, lunch and daily refreshments)
    Priority for places at this workshop go to those working at EARCOS schools. Other registrations will be taken on a waiting list basis. Please contact the organizer for more information. 
  2. Your place is not secured until the registration fee is received.
  3. Registration fee is non-refundable for any cancellation after September 1, 2014
  4. Payment method: bank transfer



Further Inquiries

If you have any questions, please contact workshop organiser, Janet Field, Director of Learning, United Nations International School of Hanoi 

Workshop Overview & Agenda

Workshop Overview

To engage participants in conversation about an inquiry approach to early childhood education, translating and interpreting the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach within an international school context.

workshop agenda

 Day 1 -  8:30 - 16:30
Session 1 International school context: the stories of each of the participating schools - the present and beyond
Session 2 The philosophical and theoretical foundations of the Reggio Emilia Approach
Session 3 The Hundred Languages of Children and The Image of the Child:  To contemplate Reggio's definition in relation to our International School context
Session 4 Aesthetics as a dimension for learning (Part 1):  The evolution of the Atelier - the Environment as the Third Teacher

Day 2 - 8:30 - 15:00

Session 1 Aesthetics as a dimension for learning (Part 2): Participants are invited to collaborate in designing an installation
Session 2 Co-construction of knowledge
Session 3 Documentation and The Meaning of Assessment

SUNY Graduate Credits

Participants of the EARCOS Weekend Workshop, at the United Nations International School, Hanoi, have the opportunity to obtain one graduate credit from Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY).
The course will be identified as:  EDU 594: Creating Significant Programs and Leaders in American/ International Schools.

Course criteria

A.  Attend all the sessions of the workshop.
B. Participate in the workshop activities and complete assignments as directed by the workshop instructor(s).

how to apply
To register for credit please submit the following by November 1st, 2014 to:

International Graduate Programs for Educators
South Wing 430 C
Buffalo State, SUNY
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222 USA
Phone: (716) 878-6832
Email:  molendca@buffalostate.edu  

  1. Your completed registration form 
  2. A photocopy of your diploma or transcript verifying the receipt of your undergraduate degree. Your degree must be the equivalent of a United States Bachelor’s degree.
  3. The cost of credit is $90 U.S. dollars
  4. A personal check, certified check, traveler’s check or money order (sorry, no credit cards) made payable to the “Research Foundation of SUNY”. Please submit your payment using trackable mail such as Fed. Ex. or DHL.

Travel to Hanoi


You will need a visa if you are coming to Hanoi from outside of Vietnam. A tourist visa is sufficient for the trip. Please contact Ms Thanh Vu  if you need assistance for a visa on arrival.


Workshop participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. UNIS Hanoi has arranged a special conference rate at the following hotels:

Top end:

  1. Sheraton 
    K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Road          
    Tay Ho District

  2. Intercontinental
    1A Nghi Tam
    Tay Ho District
 Budget accommodation:                      
  1. Paloma Hotel
    70 Xuan Dieu Road
    Tay Ho District

  2. Dragon Hotel
    48 Xuan Dieu Road
    Tay Ho District


Noi Bai Airport – Hotel/Downtown: Taxi transportation is available outside arrival lobby. The most reliable taxi service is NOI BAI TAXI. A trip from the airport to hotels in Tay Ho District is approximately 30 – 45 minutes depending on traffic and at a cost of 400,000VND.

Hotel – School: A taxi drive from hotels in Tay Ho Districts to UNIS takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes depending on the time of day and traffic and costs about 60,000VND.

United Nations International School of Hanoi

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G9 Ciputra | Lac Long Quan Road, Tay Ho District
Hanoi, Vietnam | Ph (84 4) 3758 1551 | info@unishanoi.org

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