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Seminar about "Parenting & Teaching" on October 20th

By Yong.Lin - Posted on 13 October 2010

Dear all,

Many adult immigrants, including CPN members and parents of many CPN Junior Club members, sometimes wonder how kids might experience differently because they grow up in Norway; how kids may have an excellent intellectual development without the stress. A joint seminar about "Parenting & Teaching" with two invited speakers, is thus arranged by CPN Junior Club and CPN, and will be held @ 5 - 7pm on October 20th. at the undervisningsrom 3, UiO library:

5:00 - 5:30 pm Title: "Third Culture Kids"
Speaker: Mr. Anees Rauf from Traffic authority, Oslo county

5:30 - 6:00 pm Title: "Reggio Emilias Philosophy"
Speaker: Mr. Ronny Storli, pedagogic leader of Voksenkollen Friluftsbarnehage

6:00 - 7:00 pm Q&A

In the past of three years, Mr. Anees Rauf, chariman of Isalmic council of Norway, has been invited to give several talks in Nordic countries with topics related to minority ethnic youth. As a pedagogic leader of a kindergarten, Mr. Ronny Storli has many years' teaching experience. Both talks will be given in English. All parents, regardless of nationality, who are raising children in a foreign culture, which is different from their own cultural background, are welcome to this seminar.

To sign up for the event, please go to either CPN website ( or CPN Junior Club website ( by October 18th.

See you there.

Best regards,

Shijun Song (on behalf of CPN Junior Club)
Yong Lin (on behalf of CPN)

P.S. Below is some background information as regarding of the topics. You are more than welcome to Google and Wiki these issues.

. Third Culture Kids (TCK )

Sociologist David Pollock described a TCK as "a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents' culture. The TCK builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership of any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the TCK's life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of a similar background."

. The Reggio Emilia Philosophy

Reggio Emilia philosophy is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It approaches to teaching young children puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the center of its philosophy. Early childhood programs that have successfully adapted to this educational philosophy share that they are attracted to Reggio because of the way it views and respects the child.