The Hundred Languages of Children

This book documents the comprehensive and innovative approach that utilizes the "hundred languages of children" to support their well-being and foster their intellectual development.

Author: Carolyn Edwards

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031335961X

Category: Education

Page: 411

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• Contributions from leaders from Reggio Emilia and international scholars from Europe and North America, including Loris Malaguzzi, Carlina Rinaldi, Vea Vecchi, Howard Gardner, Gunilla Dahlberg, and others • Illustrated with photographs of the teachers and children in the Reggio Emilia schools as well as drawings from the children of the Reggio Emilia preschools • A bibliography with references and sources follows each chapter • An index provides access to names, concepts, and themes discussed across many of the different chapters

The Hundred Languages of Children

Reflects the growing interest and deepening reflection upon the Reggio approach, as well as increasing sophistication in adaptation to the American context

Author: Carolyn P. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503104

Category: Education

Page: 488

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Reflects the growing interest and deepening reflection upon the Reggio approach, as well as increasing sophistication in adaptation to the American context

The Hundred Languages of Children

... This volume deserves careful reading, for it dispels the prevailing view of Reggio as an art-education curriculum and casts it as a comprehensive child development program. ... a comfortable, stimulating thought journey .

Author: Carolyn P. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 324

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Reggio Emilia is a city of 130,000 people in the prosperous and progressive Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy. Its municipal early childhood system has been recognized and acclaimed as one of the best systems of education in the world (Newsweek, December 2, 1991). Over the past 30 years, the system has evolved a distinctive and innovative set of philosophical assumptions, curriculum and pedagogy; method of school organization; and design environments which, taken as a unified whole, is called the Reggio Emilia approach. This approach fosters children's intellectual development through systematic focus on symbolic representation, as children are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through words, movement, drawing, painting, playing, and other natural modes of expression. The Hundred Languages of Children offers a comprehensive exploration of the Reggio Emilia approach. It provides a unique forum in which noted Italian and North American educators and administrators who are involved in or studying the program examine its origins, explain its rationale and practice, and demonstrate how its principles can be applied in American classrooms. ... This volume deserves careful reading, for it dispels the prevailing view of Reggio as an art-education curriculum and casts it as a comprehensive child development program. ... a comfortable, stimulating thought journey ... -Carol Brunson Phillips, Executive Director, Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, Washington, D.C. ... a remarkable collection of essays which provide the reader with a much more thorough understanding of this approach to the education of young children ... If American educators read only one book on early childhood education this year, let it be this one. -Dimensions of Early Childhood. ... this book makes a unique and important contribution to early childhood education. It no doubt will be considered a valuable resource by early childhood educators everywhere ... -Holistic Education, Carol Seefeldt, Institute of Child Study, University of Maryland ... a rich resource ... a comfort and a challenge to anyone in the Expeditionary Learning Community ... -Outward Bound, newsletter of Expeditionary Learning, Leah Rugen,






The Wonder of Learning

"This large exhibition ... recounts the development and innovative energy of Reggio Emilia's educational work.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788887960662

Category: Education

Page: 215

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"This large exhibition ... recounts the development and innovative energy of Reggio Emilia's educational work. Five sections present some of the latest projects in Reggio Emilia's infant-toddler centres and preschools, offering a broad, interdisciplinary kaleidoscope spanning various 'languages' and media." -- back cover.






Commentaries for a code to reading the exhibition

The first in the "Fragments" series of digital publishing dedicated to Loris Malaguzzi, and making available to a wider public his writings and talks during professional development, conferences, and conventions.

Author: Loris Malaguzzi

Publisher: Reggio Children

ISBN: 8885508138

Category: Education

Page: 36

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The first in the "Fragments" series of digital publishing dedicated to Loris Malaguzzi, and making available to a wider public his writings and talks during professional development, conferences, and conventions. This first volume brings together the "commentaries" for the exhibition "The Hundred Languages of Children" in its two versions (realized in 1981 and 1987), suggesting a series of reflections that formed then, and continues to form now, the foundation of the educational project in Reggio Emilia's infant-toddler centres and preschools. An opportunity for re-reading an evolution, the “shift in theoretical focus”, that testify a capacity for innovation in a pedagogy not frozen in time, but which continues to reflect and to modify.




Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia

This book explores the contribution of and art and creativity to early education, and examines the role of the atelier (an arts workshop in a school) and atelierista (an educator with an arts background) in the pioneering pre-schools of ...

Author: Vea Vecchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136992219

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book explores the contribution of and art and creativity to early education, and examines the role of the atelier (an arts workshop in a school) and atelierista (an educator with an arts background) in the pioneering pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. It does so through the unique experience of Vea Vecchi, one of the first atelieristas to be appointed in Reggio Emilia in 1970. Part memoir, part conversation and part reflection, the book provides a unique insider perspective on the pedagogical work of this extraordinary local project, which continues to be a source of inspiration to early childhood practitioners and policy makers worldwide. Vea’s writing, full of beautiful examples, draws the reader in as she explains the history of the atelier and the evolving role of the atelierista. Key themes of the book include: • processes of learning and knowledge construction • the theory of the hundred languages of childhood and the role of poetic languages • the importance of organisation, ways of working and tools, in particular pedagogical documentation • the vital contribution of the physical environment • the relationship between the atelier, the atelierista, the school and its teachers This enlightening book is essential reading for students, practitioners, policy makers and researchers in early childhood education, and also for all those in other fields of education interested in the relationship between the arts and learning.