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 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

... 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:

ISBN: 9780893919337

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 324

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The city-run early childhood program of Reggio Emilia, Italy, has become recognized and acclaimed as one of the best systems of education in the world. Over the past 30 years, educators there have evolved an innovative approach that fosters children's intellectual development through a systematic focus on symbolic representation. Young children are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through many "languages", or modes of expression, including words, movement, drawing, painting, sculpture, shadow play, collage and music.... This book brings together the reflections of the Italian educators who founded and developed the system, as well as North Americans who have observed and/or studied there. It is a comprehensive introduction covering history and philosophy, curriculum and methods of teaching, school and system organization, the use of space and physical environments, and adult professional roles. -Back cover.








Introducing Malaguzzi

An ever-increasing number of teachers and educationalists from all over the world now come to study the Reggio pre-school's unique methods, and this is largely due to Malaguzzi's devotion, work and commitment over 45 years, and the small ...

Author: Sandra Smidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415524989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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"Loris Malaguzzi (1920 - 1994) was the pioneer of the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children. An ever-increasing number of teachers and educationalists from all over the world now come to study the Reggio pre-school's unique methods, and this is largely due to Malaguzzi's devotion, work and commitment over 45 years, and the small group of teachers and educators he trained and with whom he developed his methods. The principles that underpin the Reggio Emilia approach are fundamental to the way in which Early Childhood Education is being shaped around the world today. The work of Loris Malaguzzi was rooted in a strong sociocultural framework, meaning it was a considered response to what was needed for particular communities and their needs. Sandra Smidt here considers the life of this remarkable man, and through a pedagogical perspective explores his approach on topics including: - Relationships; - Observation; - Creativity; - Questioning; - Justice; - Equality; - Politics. Accessible and informative, this introductory yet in-depth look at Malaguzzi's life and work will be of huge benefit to anyone working with young children in an educational capacity, including parents, and will be essential reading for students on early childhood education courses"--

Reflections

This book explores the principles underlying the programs for young children in the city of Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy, and to reflect on the issues these principles may raise for care and education in Australian schools and centres.

Author: Jan Millikan

Publisher: Pademelon Press Pty. Limited

ISBN:

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 150

View: 554

This book explores the principles underlying the programs for young children in the city of Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy, and to reflect on the issues these principles may raise for care and education in Australian schools and centres. A synthesis of discussions held by educators across Australia in response to prepared questions is included. Also included are stories written by educators involving their response to provocations from Reggio Emilia related to educational theory and practice in an Australian context.

Early Childhood Education

Edwards, L. Gandini, and G. Forman, eds., The hundred languages of children:
The Reggio Emilia approach — Advanced reflections. 2nd. ed. Greenwich, CT:
Ablex; Jones, E. (1970). Preface. In L. Dittman, ed., Curriculum is what happens.

Author: Rebecca Staples New

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331015

Category: Child development

Page: 1379

View: 728


Learning Through Child Observation

The. 'Hundred. Languages. of. Children': Variety. in. Communicating. Meaning.
What children say in words matters, but they tell the observer just as much, even
more, through other forms of communication, from small gestures to drawing and
 ...

Author: Mary Fawcett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846429641

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 406

This fully-updated second edition of Learning Through Child Observation is a handbook for professionals working in, or students preparing to work in, children's services. This accessible text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of fully recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children `holistically' and as unique individuals within the wider context of the family and community. New chapters include Views of Children and Childhood, which draws on European educational and sociological perspectives and highlights the contrasting views of children, and The 'Hundred Languages of Children', which considers the place of creative engagement and multiple forms of expression by children. With new material and updated chapters, this second edition of a popular text will appeal to students and professionals in all children's services, whether in pre-school, schools, social care, mental health or health settings.

Learning Through Child Observation Third Edition

The 'hundred languages of children': variety in communicating meaning What
children say in words matters, but they tell the observer just as much, even more,
through other forms of communication, from small gestures to drawing and ...

Author: Mary Fawcett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501417

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 478

This fully updated third edition of Learning Through Child Observation is a handbook for professionals working in, or students preparing to work in, children's services. This accessible text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The authors focus on the importance of fully recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' and as unique individuals within the wider context of the family and community. This new edition reflects updates to policy and practice and further develops the critical perspective on contemporary thinking about childhood and observational methods. This edition has also expanded its focus to include observation of primary-aged children. A popular text, it will appeal to students and professionals in all children's services, whether in pre-school, schools, social care, mental health or health settings.

Awakening Children s Minds

In C. Edwards, L. Gandini, & G. Forman, eds., The hundred languages of children
: The Reggio Emilia approach—advanced reflections, 1997, Norwood, NJ: Ablex,
pp. 49–97. 72. Gandini, L., Fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia approach to ...

Author: Laura E. Berk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199728623

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 886

Parents and teachers today face a swirl of conflicting theories about child rearing and educational practice. Indeed, current guides are contradictory, oversimplified, and at odds with current scientific knowledge. Now, in Awakening Children's Minds, Laura Berk cuts through the confusion of competing theories, offering a new way of thinking about the roles of parents and teachers and how they can make a difference in children's lives. This is the first book to bring to a general audience, in lucid prose richly laced with examples, truly state-of-the-art thinking about child rearing and early education. Berk's central message is that parents and teachers contribute profoundly to the development of competent, caring, well-adjusted children. In particular, she argues that adult-child communication in shared activities is the wellspring of psychological development. These dialogues enhance language skills, reasoning ability, problem-solving strategies, the capacity to bring action under the control of thought, and the child's cultural and moral values. Berk explains how children weave the voices of more expert cultural members into dialogues with themselves. When puzzling, difficult, or stressful circumstances arise, children call on this private speech to guide and control their thinking and behavior. In addition to providing clear roles for parents and teachers, Berk also offers concrete suggestions for creating and evaluating quality educational environments--at home, in child care, in preschool, and in primary school--and addresses the unique challenges of helping children with special needs. Parents, Berk writes, need a consistent way of thinking about their role in children's lives, one that can guide them in making effective child-rearing decisions. Awakening Children's Minds gives us the basic guidance we need to raise caring, thoughtful, intelligent children.

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

View: 802

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.

Seen and Heard

Children's Rights in Early Childhood Education Ellen Lynn Hall, Jennifer Kofkin
Rudkin ... The child has a hundred languages A hundred hands A hundred
thoughts A hundred ways of thinking (Edwards, Gandini, & Forman, 1998, p. 3) In
our ...

Author: Ellen Lynn Hall

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080775160X

Category: Education

Page: 131

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Using examples from a Reggio-inspired school with children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years, the authors emphasize the importance of children's rights and our responsibility as adults to hear their voices. Seen and Heard summarizes research and theory pertaining to young children's rights in the United States, and offers strategies educators can use to ensure the inclusion of children's perspectives in everyday decisions. Real-life classroom vignettes illustrate how young children perceive the idea of rights through observation and discussion. The authors' work is based on these essential ideas: (1) the "one hundred languages" children use for exploring, discovering, constructing, representing, and conveying their ideas; (2) the pedagogy of listening, in which children and adults carefully attend to the world and to one another; (3) the notion that all children have the right to participate in the communities in which they reside.

Learning from Young Children

Research in Early Childhood Music Suzanne L. Burton, Cynthia Crump Taggart
... are centered on the “hundred languages of children,” acknowledging that all
children possess multiple intelligences and multiple modes of communication
and ...

Author: Suzanne L. Burton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607093227

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 635

"Published in partnership with MENC: The National Association for Music Education."

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

The Hundred is There (from The Hundred Languages of Children) The child is
made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages a hundred hands a
hundred thoughts a hundred ways of thinking of playing, of speaking. A hundred
 ...

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473906342

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 918

Undertaking a research project can be a daunting task for early years students. This step-by-step guide clearly shows you how to organize and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings, and successfully present your research. Bringing the whole process to life through practical examples and real case studies, the book is packed with summaries, key points, checklists, and discussion topics, encouraging you to engage with and reflect on your own work. The Third Edition is fully updated to include: New chapters on writing your literature review and structuring your final project Increased coverage of e-research data collection methods New real-life student examples and case studies from the UK and internationally Additional online 'top tips' videos from the author. This is an essential companion for students on undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood courses, teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research. Dr. Guy Roberts-Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. ? Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.