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Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia

-Loris Malaguzzi

"Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known."

The Reggio Emilia Approach began as a movement towards progressive and cooperative early childhood education. Reggio Emilia is mainly applied in preschools and early childhood settings. It values a child as a strong, capable, and resilient individual who is rich with wonder and knowledge.

ELL & Reggio EmiliaThe Reggio Emilia approach is a great approach to use with ELL students because this approach uses a lot of hands-on activities and exploring. This approach will enable ELL to feel as though they are part of the classroom community. It also encourages them to express themselves through different types of methods. Using the Reggio Emilia Approach will bebeneficial to an ELL student.

Key PrinciplesEmergent Curriculum: Builds upon the interest of the children.Project Work: "Adenture" in-depth studies of concepts, ideas that come up in a group.Collaboration: Group Work. Encouraged to dialogue,compare, negotiate.Teachers as Researchers: Resource and guide to children. Learner alongside the children.Environment: Organize space for small and large group projects along with small intimate spaces.

HistoryThe Reggio Emilia approach was first established after World War 2. Parents wanted their children to attend a school where they had the ability to learn the importance of collaborative thinking along with gaining critical thinking skills.The reggio Emilia approach to education is "committed to the creation of conditions for learning that will enhance and facilitate a child's construction"

Reggio ChildrenReggio Children were founded in Reggio Emilia, Italy as a private company that would promate and defend children's rights. Reggio Children helps organize with the cultural exchanges for the infant-toddler centers along with preschools of the Reggio Emilia approach around the world.

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