Early childhood education

In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia

In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia

Author: Carlina Rinaldi

Publisher: Contesting Early Childhood

ISBN: 0367427044

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 214

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This second edition is a collection of the most important articles, lectures and interviews given by Carlina Rinaldi, offering a unique insight into the themes that characterise the early childhood curriculum of Reggio Emilia. It is essential reading for anybody looking to further their understanding of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
Education

In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia

In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia

Author: Carlina Rinaldi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415345040

Category: Education

Page: 226

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The early childhood programme of Reggio Emilia in Italy is acclaimed as one of the best education systems in the world and this book offers the unique insight of Carlina Rinaldi, the former director of the municipal early childhood centres in Reggio Emilia and successor to Loris Malaguzzi, one of the twentieth century's leading pedagogical thinkers. Rinaldi has an enviable international reputation for her contribution to the Reggio approach and has given talks on the topic around the world. A collection of Rinaldi's most important works, this book is organized thematically with a full introduction contextualising each piece. It closes with an interview by series editors Peter Moss and Gunilla Dahlberg, looking at Rinaldi's current work and reflections on Reggio's past, present and future. Much of this material is previously unpublished and focuses on a number of questions: What were the ideas and legacy of Loris Malaguzzi? What is unique about Reggio Emilia? What are the issues in education today and what does it mean to be a teacher? How can educators most effectively make use of creativity?
Education

Loris Malaguzzi and the Reggio Emilia Experience

Loris Malaguzzi and the Reggio Emilia Experience

Author: Kathy Hall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441133830

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The Municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia, in Northern Italy, are renowned world-wide for the excellence of their provision. This approach provides a unique collaboration between children, parents, teachers and the wider community. Loris Malaguzzi and the Reggio Emilia Experience brings together the history and context of the Reggio Emilia experience, and explores the principles espoused by Loris Malaguzzi and the Early Years' Educators of the Reggio Emilia Municipality. It critically evaluates the emergent curriculum and quality provision and offers new insights into the powerful and dominant discourses of the Reggio movement. It will provide students and educators with a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon that is Reggio Emilia.
Child development

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Author: Rebecca Staples New

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313331030

Category: Child development

Page: 1379

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Psychology

Handbook of Child Development and Early Education

Handbook of Child Development and Early Education

Author: Oscar A. Barbarin

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606233023

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 490

How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children's learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.
Education

Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jonathan Glazzard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446241416

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Are you struggling with the complexities of assessment? Demystifying the process of assessment for learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), this book explains in straightforward language how to put principles into practice. Looking at models of assessment, the book draws heavily on examples of real assessments from practice, and the relevant theory is explained in context. Lessons from research are applied to best practice, and issues covered include: - self-assessment and peer assessment - collecting evidence as a basis for making judgements - how to track the child's development in the six areas of learning - using assessment to inform future planning - summative assessment in the EYFS - involving parents and carers in the assessment process - using assessment to support children with additional needs - moderation Throughout the book there are plenty of practical examples from a range of early years settings, with case studies for the Birth to Five age range. Students, teachers, teaching assistants and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) will find this an invaluable guide.
Education

Creative Engagements with Children: International Perspectives and Contexts

Creative Engagements with Children: International Perspectives and Contexts

Author: Rachael Jacobs

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848881273

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Creative Engagements with Children: International Perspectives and Contexts explores inter-disciplinary perspectives on the complex issues surrounding the notion of engagement in education.
Education

Ethics and Politics in Early Childhood Education

Ethics and Politics in Early Childhood Education

Author: Gunilla Dahlberg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415280427

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Drawing on a range of early childhood services, particularly the 'Reggio approach', this book presents essential ideas, theories and debates to an international audience and explores the ethical and political dimensions in this field.
Education

Understanding the Reggio Approach

Understanding the Reggio Approach

Author: Linda Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317590842

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Understanding the Reggio Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Reggio Approach. It enables analysis of the essential elements of this particular approach to early childhood teaching and the relationship it holds with quality early years practice. It describes the key features of the Reggio Approach to early childhood including the environment, creativity, relationships and documentation. This new edition has been updated with the latest developments in this approach and includes new material on the thinking and work of Loris Malaguzzi and the future for educators in Reggio Emilia and the implications for practice in the UK. Features include: Examples from infant-toddler centres and preschools in Reggio Emilia. Key points to highlight the ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their practice Reflections that can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research. Written to support the work of all those in the field of early education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, Early Years Professionals, Children’s Centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers and setting managers.
Art

Dialogues with Places

Dialogues with Places

Author: Tiziana Filippini

Publisher:

ISBN: 888796050X

Category: Art

Page: 171

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"Children from Reggio Emilia early childhood centers explored the Loris Malaguzzi International Center while construction work on the site was partially underway. They chose a space that was interesting to them and designed a work, a gift conceived in harmony and in dialogue with the chosen place. From the "Dialogues with places" exhibition, the children's experiences and projects become a work-in-progress notebook"--Back cover.
Education

Understanding the Reggio Approach

Understanding the Reggio Approach

Author: Linda Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415557719

Category: Education

Page: 137

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'Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton have been immersed in the field for many years and write authoritatively, with understanding and clarity. The book is thoroughly up to date and offers a useful reference source. This book is very welcome, it is accessible, readable and sound.' (Review of the first edition in ReFocus, Journal of the UK Reggio Network, Summer 2005) Understanding the Reggio Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Reggio Approach. Analysing the essential elements of the Reggio Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice, this new edition is fully updated with the latest developments, including references to the Early Years Foundation Stage and a brand new chapter focusing on creativity. This book: Describes the key features of the Reggio Approach to early childhood and provides examples from infant-toddler centres and preschools in Reggio Emilia Provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the EYFS Highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice Can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research Written to support the work of all those in the field of early education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, Early Years Professionals, Children's Centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers and setting managers.
Psychology

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Author: Helene Burt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005367

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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This comprehensive book brings together the voices of international art therapists with diverse backgrounds and experiences and asks them to consider the role of postmodernism in their understanding of art therapy. These practitioners share a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing and mediating the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client. Drawing on psychotherapy, aesthetics and philosophy, the contributors present current practice, research and case studies and show the many directions and possibilities of postmodern art therapy. This book is an important addition to art therapy theory and will be a crucial text for all art therapy students, academics, researchers and practitioners.