Reggio Emilia Inspired Education
Loris Malaguzzi believed children were in need of a more holistic kind of education after World War II. He described the environment as: 'There are three teachers of children: adults, other children, and their physical environment..'
Reggio Emilia Is not a person, but a town in Northern Italy
A brief History - Loris Malaguzzi
'There are three teachers of children: adults, other children, and their physical environment..'
Malaguzzi believed children were in need of a more holistic kind of education after World War II
Benefits for Children
- Higher levels of participation and engagement
- Meaningful and memorable experiences
- Autonomy of learning
- Whole body learning
The Role of Educators
Learn alongside WITH children :- Observer, Participant, Captures 'teachable moments
What it means to be 'Reggio Inspired'
1.Environment - Documentation, Inquiry, Observation, Collaboration, Community
2.Partnership - ‘ supporting the learner's development..' (Vygotsky)
3.Provocation simple provocations are best
Nurturing and Building Relationships with Natural Playspaces
Learning about relationships can be simplified by focusing on the ever-changing cycles of the natural world. These can provide a metaphor for the importance of this within our human relationships.Read more
Three R’s of Sustainability: Reduce, reuse, and recycle
Teaching children about the environment and understanding how it works is an opportunity to also teach them about sustainability.Read more