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The environment as a “third educator”

The Reggio Emilia Approach, an educational project

WEBINAR Set 17 - 04:30 PM (CEST) |

Focusing attention on the spaces and environments where educational relations take on life and children’s learning is realised is very recent and has not yet crossed the preschool threshold. It has become something of a catchphrase to say the environment is also an educator. So what are the characteristics, spatial organisations, materials, and “languages” that give quality to spaces and environments in infant-toddler centres and preschools? Using images to illustrate their theoretical theses, teachers and pedagogistas will offer a deeper exploration of this theme.

 

Series: The Reggio Emilia Approach: first encounters

This webinar is for people seeking to know more about the Reggio Emilia Approach for the first time.

 

Webinar topics:
Educational philosophy (Reggio Emilia Approach) Documentation Spaces Preschool Infant-toddler centre Spaces, architecture and design
Webinar structure
Topics

Focusing attention on the spaces and environments where educational relations take on life and children’s learning is realised is very recent and has not yet crossed the preschool threshold. It has become something of a catchphrase to say the environment is also an educator. So what are the characteristics, spatial organisations, materials, and “languages” that give quality to spaces and environments in infant-toddler centres and preschools? Using images to illustrate their theoretical theses, teachers and pedagogistas will offer a deeper exploration of this theme.

Trusting the environment with an educational role means: communicating to children our faith in their capacities for self-organisation and learning, promoting their autonomous research journeys, giving value to and respecting different times and ways of experiencing situations, and generating relational wellbeing.

Using visual documentation the webinar will illustrate different forms of spaces, furnishings, materials, and contexts that experience in Reggio Emilia infant-toddler centres and preschools has developed over time so that environments can be a “third educator”.

Included in the cost

- Q&A with teachers, educators, pedagogistas, and atelieristas who work, or have worked, in Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools, and with Reggio Children

- Reggio Children Webinar certificate of participation

- membership of the Reggio Emilia Approach digital community

- simultaneous translation into English

- bibliography

Info for participating in the webinar

LANGUAGE

Webinars will be conducted in Italian with simultaneous translation into English. Select your preferred language, Italian or English, by clicking “INTERPRETATION” on the Webinar platform.

 

TIME

All Webinar times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is local time in Italy. Please be careful to calculate what time this corresponds to in your own location before deciding which Webinar to sign up for.

 

WEBINAR LINKS

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WEBINAR PLATFORM

We will be using Zoom video conferencing for all the webinars. If you are using a phone or a tablet please download the Zoom app onto your device.

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DEVICES

We would advise you to use a laptop, desktop, or tablet rather than a phone. The webinars are very visual.

 

COPYRIGHT & PRIVACY

Under no circumstances may photographs or videos of speakers and their multimedia documentation/presentations be taken.

Educational material (multi media documentation in PowerPoint, video recordings etc.) presented during the Webinar, cannot be ceded, either to organizers or to participants.

 

READING LIST

A bibliography of reference reading material will be published the day after your Webinar. Please go to the relative Webinar page and look in “RESOURCES”.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

The day after your webinar you will be sent a certificate of attendance. Please go to your reserved area on the relative Webinar page and look in “RESOURCES”.

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Live webinars from Reggio Emilia

For people who want to explore and know more about the Reggio Emilia Approach®,
or gain a deeper understanding of specific themes.

LIVE FROM REGGIO EMILIA

Listen to teachers, educators, pedagogistas and atelieristas who work, or have worked, in Reggio Emilia’s centres and schools, and with Reggio Children.

PROJECTS AND EXPERIENCES

Watch documentation recounting real life projects and experiences in Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools.

CONNECTION AND DIALOGUE

Ask questions and get answers directly from the people who live and evolve the Reggio Emilia Approach every day.

Speakers
Maddalena Tedeschi
Pedagogista

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.


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The Reggio Emilia Approach® is an educational philosophy based on the image of a child with strong potentialities for development and a subject with rights, who learns through the hundred languages belonging to all human beings, and grows in relations with others.