Category Archives: Reggio Emilia approach

Learning the language of music: is it child’s play?

The Italian Reggio Emilia approach is now considered the most progressive and desirable early-childhood educational approach in the world. These schools value children’s innate abilities and nurture artistic and creative intelligences through play-based emersion in the “poetic languages” such as … Continue reading

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The move: Reggio Emilia‐inspired Teaching

The Reggio Emilia perspective shifts the focus of the classroom away from the teacher and onto the students, viewing children as capable, self‐reliant, intelligent, curious, and creative. This approach also treats the classroom as the ‘third teacher’, encouraging teachers to … Continue reading

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Alternative Teaching Methods

Traditional schools “with their lectures, homework, and report cards” aren’t for everyone. Here are five alternative approaches to education. 1. Montessori. Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to earn her physician’s degree, developed the educational model that bears … Continue reading

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Las escuelas municipales de Reggio Emilia como modelo de calidad en la etapa de educación infantil

La educación infantil en Reggio Emilia (Italia) es conocida por “The Reggio Emilia Approach.” Este no es un curriculum, o solo una metodología de enseñanza es un modelo pedagógico fuertemente innovador que a través de los años se ha expandido … Continue reading

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Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia: Exploring the Role and Potential of Ateliers in Early Childhood Education

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

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The hundred languages of children: the Reggio Emilia approach – advanced reflections

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 forty years, educators there have evolved a distinctive innovative approach that supports … Continue reading

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Reggio Emilia: An innovative approach to early childhood education

“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible.” Loris Malaguzzi From the start, the Reggio early childhood programmes reflected spontaneity and responsiveness to new ideas—an ‘emergent curriculum’ that was a far cry … Continue reading

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Reflections and Impressions from Reggio Emilia: “It’s Not about Art!”

This article discusses an early childhood program administrator’s reflections on her visit to the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. The following six themes are discussed: (1) teachers’ respect for each child; (2) teachers’ emphasis on relationships; (3) the importance of … Continue reading

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Three Approaches from Europe: Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia

Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia are three progressive approaches to early childhood education that appear to be growing in influence in North America and to have many points in common. This article provides a brief comparative introduction and highlights several … Continue reading

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Reggio Emilia approach

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It was started by Loris Malaguzzi and the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. The destruction from the war, … Continue reading

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