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Documentation and communication

This webinar is part of A SERIES OF WEBINARS ON DOCUMENTATION - Making Learning Visible. These webinars were recorded in November-December 2020.

This webinar is on demand. You can view it whenever you like for 6 months after purchase, in your personal area.

The most important thing is a transition from educational practice that is completely internal, silent, without trace or almost, to a practice that is explicit, communicative, and which aims to document what, and how, the school is realising with children, how the children change. This means promoting a flow of information addressed to families (but also appreciated by children and teachers) that should be informed by good continuity, good measure, and excellent competency.

Loris Malaguzzi


Documentation is an interpretation of observations, selected and given meaning (signified), and constructed from acts and processes, in a dimension of exchange and discussion of different points of view.

In that documentation is communication, it requires attention and specific language competencies, that is to say, a capacity for constructing documents capable of communicating and conveying the meanings emerging in journeys of work, through words, sounds, images, and video.

Displaying documentation in infant-toddler centre and preschool spaces, and paper or digital publications, are invitations to dialogue and participation, offered to the children, our colleagues, and the parents.




Tiziana Filippini

Tiziana Filippini is a Psychologist.

For Reggio Children, Filippini collaborates with the realisation of publishing projects, consulting, and professional learning journeys, through participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad.

Sara De Poi

Sara De Poi has been an atelierista and video documentation maker with Reggio Children since 2005.
For Reggio Children, De Poi collaborates on the realisation of publishing projects, and professional learning journeys, through participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad.

Video themes:
Educational projects Educational philosophy (Reggio Emilia Approach) Documentation

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