Getting To Know The Reggio Emilia Approach In Camps and Schools
Loris Malaguzzi is the person who founded the school teaching called the Reggio Emilia approach in the city in the European country of Italy named Reggio Emilia.
The schools that used this Reggio Emilia approach have been regarded as some of the best preschools in the world back in 1991, and were published in a worldwide magazine.
This kind of schooling approach found in nursery schools are viewing the kids and the small pupils as individuals with qualities of being competitive, practical, thinking, imaginative and creative individuals, known as the Reggio Emilia approach.
Schools that employ this Reggio Emilia approach have a number of educators who pay close attention to how the classrooms will appear when the students are in, as well as the atmosphere and the overall look, and these classrooms are often referred to as the third teacher. It has always been the goal of schools with the Reggio Emilia approach to devise a classroom that has the qualities of being inviting, beautiful and stimulating for the instructor and the students.
Teachers and aids make sure to place the children’s works and art projects as displays, along with some collections of leaves, shells, twigs and rocks that these pupils picked up from their educational trips, creating an atmosphere that resembles a gallery tour. Apart from the displays, these schools also try to put in natural light in the classroom and accessories such as mirrors, plants, and some of the children’s works such as sculptures to capture their attention while in class.
These nursery classrooms that use the Reggio Emilia approach make sure that there are different centers and stations inside the room. These materials and these centers are devoted to playing, dramatic arts, arts and crafts, writing, sand and water crafts, doing numbers, manipulatives, building blocks and science. Since these rooms use the multi-sensory approaches to learning, these Reggio Emilia approaches used in schools are aiding the thought processes and their improvement among the students.
After the instructors is able to organize the classroom that is varied with possibilities, he or she encourages these children to solve problems and explore. Teachers of the Reggio Emilia approach are able to gain a detailed observation and evaluation of the students’ learning processes, preferences and even their dreams through the moment they observe them during the times they are doing the activities, then ask them questions and make them build theories and hypothesis.
Present curriculum is non-existent in this kind of schooling approach. Teachers and parents work hand in hand to facilitate the learning of these children as students.
Even discussions are well-documented through photos, videos and notes.