All posts by Karen Szydlik'
Karen Szydlik has worked in the early childhood sector in many capacities over many years. She taught 3–5 year olds at Bialik College before, during and after the Early Learning Centre became aware of the educational project from Reggio Emilia. She returned to study for a Grad. Dip in Movement and Dance and then began teaching dance to mothers and babies and young children. When Karen returned to teaching at Bialik, she became aware of the place ‘Reggio Emilia’, and after a study tour in 1998 began writing and speaking about Reggio Emilia through her involvement with REAIE and as a committee member. She began teaching in the tertiary sector in 2003, working at the Gordon TAFE and University of Melbourne (CEIEC), and taught in the B.Ed. at Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT). Karen is a doctoral candidate at MIECAT where she is studying arts therapy. Karen is the Professional Learning Coordinator at REAIE and was co-leader of the In-Depth Study Tour to Reggio Emilia in 2017.

Who is the child?

On an international study tour to Reggio Emilia 20 years ago, a question boldly crossed the screen in the first lecture. KAREN SZYDLIK, the Professional Learning Coordinator with Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE), reflects on her first encounter with the Reggio Emilia project and the questions it continues to pose. Who is the child? […]

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