Junko Cancemi

JC Academy is Cancemi Corporation’s strategic unit specializing in providing innovative and creative solutions to both educational institutions and corporate customers for human development through the provision of workshops, lectures, presentations and consultations.


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Workshops held in Singapore and Melbourne: Interpreting and Translating the Reggio Emilia Approach March 8 & 9: Singapore
March 13 & 14: Melbourne

The two day workshop in both Singapore and Melbourne centered on interpreting the Reggio philosophy embedded within the cultural and historical context of Reggio, and translating the educational approach within our own learning contexts.The dialogue and active participation which occurred between and within all members of the workshop offered much thought to further deepen the meaning of our work with young children and with each other as educators.

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January 21, 2018

Participated as a presenter at the symposium dedicated to Loris Malaguzzi Symposium on Loris Malaguzzi, founder and philosopher of the Reggio Emilia Approach: Thinking about our future through the Hundred Languages of Children

December 8, 2017

Skype session with the Early Learning Center team at Nagoya International School.

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November 29-30, 2017

Workshop in Shanghai on Pedagogical Documentation in Reggio Inspired Education through Sanguine Consultancy. 34educators from various international schools in China participated.

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October 16-18, 2017

Workshop at the Canadian International School Beijing (CISB) A 3-day workshop on interpreting the Reggio Emilia Approach within an International School context was held for the teachers and administrators of the Early Years Department .

September 7, 2017

Skype meeting with ELC Team at Nagoya International School centered on the Image of the Child

June 1, 2017
Skype meeting with Nagoya International School

An interactive discussion was held with the ELC team with focus on the next school year. Topics of discussion included pedagogical documentation, the atelier, class groupings and enhancing children's understanding on the concept of space.

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March 14, 2017

One day visit and workshop
The visit was devoted to a focus on materials-what sorts of materials are offered to the children, how and why they are introduced, and how they are organized within the classroom.
The afternoon workshop provided the teachers to work and play with paper as a material, delving into the properties and possibilities paper provides.

February 2, 2017 : Skype meeting with the Early Learning teachers at Nagoya International School

Our second meeting focused on the concept of space, both physical and conceptual. We discussed about the types of questions we could pose the children to launch, to frame and to modify the path of learning on their understanding and interpretation of space. Another area was how the relationship between the outdoor space and the indoor space can be more connected.

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December 22, 2016 : CEDEP (Center for Early Childhood Development, Education and Policy Research) at the University of Tokyo

Presentation on the theme of Children with Special Rights as experienced from the recent study in Reggio Emilia, was shared with selected graduate students from the CEDEP division in the Department of Education of Tokyo University. An in depth discussion was held on the concept of 'rights' as opposed to 'needs' and implications of this concept in the context of Japanese education.

Skype consulting with Nagoya International School.
December 1, 2016

A one hour session was held with the Early Learning teachers, teaching assistants and Elementary Principal. Having received questions prior to the Skype conference, we were able to address and discuss areas pertinent to the work context at Nagoya International School.

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November 20-23, 2016

Participated in an intensive four day study tour in Reggio Emilia, Italy on the theme of ‘Children with Special Rights’ The principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy were fortified and intensified through the lens of Children with Special Rights, offering valuable thoughts and inspiration to revisit the meaning of inclusion, not only in education, but in society and in our varying cultures.

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November 7, 2016

Classroom observation and Teacher Workshop at EtonHouse International School, Tokyo, Japan.

The morning was spent observing the children and teachers in action in many varied experiences. In the afternoon, the teachers were involved in a hands on activity exploring materials as well as looking closely at the focus of the inquiries through curriculum mapping.

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October 24, 2016

Parent Workshop at EtonHouse International School, Tokyo, Japan
An interactive workshop session was held at the school on The Pedagogy of Listening, one of the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach. Through both presentation and hands on experience, the participants reflected on the meaning of listening in direct relation to their own children.