Maddalena Tedeschi is a Pedagogista, Responsible for the Complex Organisation Unit of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia Municipality, and coordinates the “Diana” municipal preschool. For Reggio Children, she collaborates on realising projects involving publishing, exhibitions, and professional learning, in Italy and abroad.
Degree in Pedagogy, Bologna University, Italy
1981 - 1991 Educator in Reggio Emilia’s municipal “Gianni Rodari” infant-toddler centre
1991 - , Pedagogista in the Pedagogical Co-ordination of Reggio Emilia Municipality.
Currently, Responsible for the Complex Organisation Unit of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, and co-ordinator of the “Diana” municipal preschool.
Themes of special investigation include: educational environments as the design of spaces and new architectures, dietary education in early childhood, projects of educational continuity and relations between preschool and primary school.
Specific areas of Tedeschi’s deeper research on practice/thinking in children’s education include: the construction of scientific thinking in children, the use of digital technology in didactics, the construction of a school curriculum for 0-11 years, processes of evaluation and documentation in learning, environments as learning context, the culture of the atelier.
Member of the Research Group on the use of digital technology in didactics, in collaboration with Reggio Children, and the Milano Bicocca University.
For Reggio Children, Tedeschi collaborates on realising projects involving publishing, and professional learning journeys, through participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad.
Also for Reggio Children, Tedeschi has authored articles and curated exhibitions and publications.