The Reggio Emilia approach has at its core a belief that children are born curious and competent and should be respected and celebrated; they are protagonists in their learning and are “co-constructors” of knowledge with peers, teachers, and parents serving as collaborators. Children deserve to have beautiful environments in which to explore and learn.
Reggio Emilia philosophy evolved from the methods practiced in schools in Reggio Emilia, a town in northern Italy. After World War II Loris Malaguzzi further developed the philosophy which now serves as the foundation for progressive education. Reggio Emilia-inspired education provides an innovative stance on education, emphasizing the interaction of children within the context of their community and lives.
CNN’s report on the schools in Reggio Emilia Italy and why they are considered the world’s best preschool model.
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