Carla Rinaldi

Carla Rinaldi with Premier Jay Weatherill

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Carla Rinaldi: Re-imagining childhood

Professor Carla Rinaldi is an internationally-renowned advocate for children and childhood. Her expertise, work and experience continue to influence and inspire children's learning and growing around the world.

Carla is in Adelaide to work with everyone who influences our children's learning and growing, including parents, families, educators, communities and most importantly, the children themselves.

Drawing on her extensive experience working with children, families and communities, Carla will encourage us to question how we raise and educate our children from birth. She will ask us where we think we are succeeding, and where we feel we can do better. 

The residency will help us shape our future through creating uniquely South Australian learning and growing experiences.

While in Adelaide, Carla's work will contribute to the early childhood priorities of the South Australian Government and the development of a child-friendly state.

Carla's residency also continues the focus on children's learning and growing that was established by previous Thinker in Residence, Fraser Mustard. Mustard's work still influences policy development worldwide and has strongly influenced our progress in South Australia.

Carla will be in Adelaide over three different periods as part of her residency:

  • 12 March - 30 March 2012
  • 8 August - 30 August 2012
  • 2 April - 23 April 2013

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