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Understanding the Reggio Approach

Early years education in practice, 3rd Edition

By Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton

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138 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

'There are examples from infant- toddler centres and preschools in Reggio Emilia; key points that highlight ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their practice; and reflections that can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research. This book is ideal for all early years educators, managers, students, practitioners, lecturers and advisory teachers.'- Martine Horvarth, EYE Magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 The Reggio Emilia Approach to education and Loris Malaguzzi

2 The organisation of the preschools and infant–toddler centres

3 The environment

4 Relationships

5 Time

6 Children and teachers as researchers: individual and group learning

7 Creativity

8 Documentation

9 The future

Appendix

About the Authors

Linda Thornton has extensive experience in the field of education and childcare. She has provided consultancy and training for local authorities, children’s centres, nurseries and schools across the UK.

Pat Brunton has provided training and consultancy for local authorities, children’s centres, nurseries and schools across the UK.

About the Series

Understanding the… Approach

Understanding the … Approach is new series providing a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of international approaches to early years education and childcare. The books will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of each approach and its relationship to quality early years practice.

Each book:

  • Describes the key principles of the approach to early childhood with practical examples and case studies;
  • Provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice;
  • 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 years education and childcare, these will be invaluable texts for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU023000
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDU029000
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development