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An Encounter with Reggio Emilia: Children's Early Learning by Linda Kinney

By Linda Kinney

The documentation of younger kid's studying performs an important function within the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This cutting edge method of bringing record-keeping and review into the guts of younger kid's studying is envied and emulated via educators world wide. This specified, obtainable and encouraging ebook is predicated upon a documentary method effectively carried out by way of Stirling Council in Scotland, whose pre-school educators skilled dramatic advancements of their understandings approximately little ones, how they study and the aptitude unleashed in effectively attractive households within the studying method. This technique, that's in keeping with cautious hearing childrens and commentary in their pursuits and issues, centres round recording and commentating on kid's studying via images, wall screens, video clips and a number of diverse media. The authors, either skilled educators comprise chapters the following on: why early years’ educators should still use documentation as a way to augment younger kid's studying the values, ideas and theories that underlie the 'Reggio' method tips on how to enforce documentations into any early years environment, with real-life case reviews and tricks for warding off universal pitfalls how you can contain, encourage and enthuse households and the broader neighborhood

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The children soon became absorbed in how ‘to make Rabbit better’ and restore him to full ‘rabbithood’ again. Following an analysis by the staff team of the possibilities for learning within such an interest, the staff plans and children’s plans began to clearly reflect this emerging project – or did they? At this point, both sets of plans merged, and, in an ongoing way, supported the organic nature of the project as it developed into expected and unexpected territories. How did it develop? Initially, three children came together as the core learning group who were quick to engage with Rabbit and his dilemma.

Not wiggle it about. ’Cos you might not see the picture and it might fall off. It might, if you keep switching it off and on the bulb inside might break. What will happen to the image? It might rip. It might get torn. It might flatten the battery. Now that we have talked about the OHP, can we make some rules? Look at the OHP, is it on or off? Off. What do we do first? Put it on. Do the children put it on? No. What would we do? 1 1 Documentation approach in practice Flora and Natasha: Andrea: Flora/Natasha: Andrea: Katie: Peter: Blair: Yvonne: Natasha: Yvonne: Flora, Freya and Natasha: Blair: Yvonne: Blair: Seumas: Yvonne: All: Yvonne: All: Yvonne: Peter: Yvonne: Jenna: Rebecca: Rebecca: Andrea: Natasha: Peter: Blair: Andrea: 19 Tell the ladies.

Because there is light and a mirror. What does the mirror do? It’s a reflector. That’s right. How do we operate the OHP? Because it’s on it stays on. Should the children turn it off and on? No, it might break. It might run out of that stuff electricity. It might break and it might run out. Grown-ups switch it on and off. What do we put on top of the OHP? Pictures. And it goes on the curtain. What do we do with the pictures? Just look and don’t go close. It’s hot. Just keep it on. Not wiggle it about.

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