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Paola Cagliari

Pedagogista

Paola Cagliari was a teacher in Reggio Emilia’s “Diana” municipal preschool, pedagogista in the Pedagogical Coordination, and Director of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia Municipality. For Reggio Children, she collaborates on realising projects involving research, publishing, exhibitions, and professional learning journeys, in Italy and abroad.

1984, Degree in Pedagogy, Parma University, Italy

1978 -1985, Teacher in Reggio Emilia’s “Diana” municipal preschool

1985,  Pedagogista in the Pedagogical Co-ordination of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia

2000, Responsible for the Complex Organisation Unit of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia

2010 - 2019, Director of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, until retiring in 2019

2017 - 2019, Manager of Reggio Emilia’s municipal Officina Educative inter-school education services

Specific areas of Cagliari’s deeper research on practice/thinking in children’s education include: the use of digital technology in educational practice, children’s moral and religious education, educational design and planning, participation, multiculturalism.

For Reggio Children, Cagliari collaborates on realising projects involving research, publishing, exhibitions, and professional learning journeys, through participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad.

Also for Reggio Children, Cagliari has authored several articles and curated exhibitions and publications.