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What makes Reggio Emilia special?

The Reggio Emilia approach (Italy) – developed by Loris Malaguzzi argues that

  • Children must have some control over the direction of their learning
  • Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing
  • Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children must be allowed to explore
  • Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves
  • Teacher listen, observe, provide experiences and explore ideas with children 
  • Community involvement and participation in community are crucial to Reggio 

Smidt, S. (2013) Introducing malaguzzi : exploring the life and work of reggio emilia’s founding father. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Read ‘Chapter 2: What Makes Reggio Emilia so Special?’ below and highlight the roles of the Pedagogisti, the Atelierista’s and the learning environment.