Distinguished Educators,

As a foundation school that aims at providing the best education our children deserve as well as equipping them for the future, it is very important for us to collaborate with the educators.

We cannot prepare our children for the future unless we closely follow recent developments. The interest and participation of educators in the conferences we host every year is an indicator of how each and every one of us is doing the best we can to achieve this goal.

This year, we are holding our 14th Handan Oktar Early Childhood and Primary Years Conference with the aim of passing on international developments in the field of education to the teachers, who play a key role in “early childhood and primary years education”, and helping them experience creative and innovative education models through practice.

This year, as every year, we are very excited to bring you together with very distinguished speakers. ANNALISA RAINIERI and PAOLA STROZZI , our guest speakers from Italy, will share their knowledge and experiences with us and give examples of different practices around the world during the conference entitled “Documentation: a value and strategy of listening and design within the Reggio Emilia Approach”.

We hope that this conference, which brings teachers from different cities and schools together to exchange knowledge and experiences, will contribute to the improvement of quality education. We will be glad to see the educators and students from the Faculty of Education, who will be the teachers of the future, in the 14th Handan Oktar Early Childhood and Primary Years Conference on March 23, 2024.


Dr. Tufan Çapar
Head of School

Saturday, March 23, 2024

09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-11.00 Session 1: The values inspiring the 0-6 educational project of the preschools and infant-toddler centres of Reggio Emilia

11.00-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15-12.30 Session 2: Pedagogical documentation as a strategy for design, learning and assessment.

12.30-13.30 Lunch and school tour

13.30-14.45 Session 3: Documenting a math context in the preschool

14.45-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00-16.30 Session 4 Designing and documenting contexts of light and shadow, between science and narration



Graduated from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Education Science, she began her educational experience in 2004 at one of the city of Reggio Emilia's infant-toddler centres.

Since 2010 she was a teacher at the municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia, and from 2014 to 2022 permanently at one of them, the municipal infant-toddler school Salvador Allende. Since September 2022 she has been working at the Documentation and Educational Research Centre of the municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools and has been collaborating with Reggio Children as a speaker for study groups visiting Reggio Emilia.


Paola Strozzi born in Reggio Emilia, Italy December 17, 1955. She lives and works in Reggio Emilia.

After her degree as elementary teacher in 1973, she studied in Florence at the Special School of Social Services from 1972 to 1976. From 1970 until 1980 she worked as a teacher at the municipal infant-toddler center “Arcobaleno” in Reggio Emilia.

From 1980 she’s been working as a teacher at “Diana” municipal preschool in Reggio Emilia. At the same school from 1999 to 2003 she was in charge of teaching a child with autism. She attended conferences and seminars about autism in Italy sometimes as a speaker.

She also attended a Summer Institute about The Denver Model for Autism at the JKK Center of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in July 2002.

In February 2004, during the International Conferences “Crossing Boundaries” she was in charge as a co-responsible of the organization of three concurrent sessions: “Making Learning Visible, the Languages of Evaluation and Assessment”, “A Difference in Ethics or an Ethic of Differences” and “Sciences among Research, Poetry and Beauty”.

From 2004 to 2006 she worked at the Center of Documentation and educative research of the Istituzione scuole e nidi d’infanzia of Reggio Emilia. She graduated in 2007 on Scienze della Formazione Primaria dell’Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia with a research thesis on “The point of view coordination at preschool” with prof. M. G.Bartolini Bussi. From 2007 to 2018 she worked as a pedagogista of the Pedagogical Coordinating team of the Istituzione Scuole e Nidi d’Infanzia of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.


and Potential of All Children) for educational documentation, seminars and exchanges in Italy and abroad. Paola Strozzi’s essays can be found in the books “Making Learning Visible, Children as Individual and Group Learners” published by Reggio Children September 2001 ; “Advisories”, published by Reggio Children September 2002, in the magazines “Bambini” May and June 2002, March 2014; “Diario” special number about school April 2004. In English she published “Construction and Representation of Space in 5-Year-Old Children” in Handbook of Child Development & Early Education Edited by O.A. Barbarin and B. H. Wasik Guilford Press New York, 200



1500 TL

Student (under 24)

750 TL

* 20% VAT is included in the fee.
* Students must submit their student certificates.
* Cancellation requests should be communicated as an e-mail to [email protected] . The fees are non-refundable for cancellations made after March 15, 2024.


Services that are included in the fee: Participation in the conference, snacks and lunch, coffee breaks, conference documents, city buses.

In order to complete the registration process, the registration fee should be transferred to the bank account below and the payment document should be sent as an e-mail to [email protected]. All participants are required to register.

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