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The Wonder of Learning

The Hundred Languages of Children

"The Wonder of Learning" follows up on the ideas expressed in the more historical Hundred Languages of Children exhibition. Reggio Emilia’s experience of education is recounted here through new projects coming from the city’s municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools.

 
Language:

Italian, English, Japanese

Info:

mostre@reggiochildren.it


Travelling
exhibition

2019

USA
Madison, Wisconsin 
Atlanta, Georgia  

2018

USA
Seattle, Washington    
Boston, Massachusetts 

2017

USA
Durham, Ann Harbour

    

CHINA
Shanghai, Nanjing, 
Tianjin, Beijing, 
Dalian, Yinchuan, 
Xi’an, and Guangzhou 

2016

USA   
Miami, Florida 

CANADA
Toronto

2015

USA
New York,  New York 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2014

USA
Greenville, South Carolina 
Albuquerque, New Mexico

GERMANY     
Munich 

2013

USA
Henderson, Kentucky     
Honolulu, Hawaii     

AUSTRALIA
Ipswich   

INDIA
New Delhi

2012

CANADA
Vancouver, British Columbia

GERMANY
Chemnitz 

USA
Portland, Oregon 

JAPAN
Kyoto    

TURKEY
Izmir 

2011

USA
Newark, Ohio 
Monterey County, California

ISRAEL
Tel Aviv

JAPAN
Kanazawa 
Tokyo

 

2010

USA
Santa Monica, California 
Chicago, Illinois

NEW ZEALAND
Auckland 

 

2009

USA
Tulsa, Oklahoma 
Indianapolis, Indiana

2008

USA
Boulder, Colorado
Denver, Colorado

"Despite everything it is legitimate to think creativity, seen as learning and the wonder of learning, can be the strength of our work, in the hope that it will become a normal travelling companion in children’s evolution."

Loris Malaguzzi

The Wonder of Learning owes its birth and has its roots in The Hundred Languages of Children, which since 1981 has recounted experiences of the Reggio Emilia Approach to thousands of visitors around the world. The intent of the new exhibition is to make visible the values at the foundation of Reggio Emilia’s educational philosophy, and tell the story of how it has changed, the innovations and evolutions, through new projects in the city’s municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools.

The travelling exhibition began its journey in the United States in 2008 and has been shown in over forty different venues around the world. Acting as ’democratic piazza’ or square, and calling international attention to the importance of education and schools as places of discussion and exchange, the exhibition addresses all the diverse realities that exist in the world of education and the wider public.  

The exhibition was conceived to adapt to various venues with different characteristics, to form a dialogue with the places it is housed, with a structure and layout that can take many forms, and be configured in different ways. It is a flexible and modular exhibition, with a narrative structure and way of communicating that reflects the contemporary nature, the complexity and plurality of Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools.  

 

IN DEPTH ANALYSIS
Exhibition structure

 

Introduction

The exhibition unfolds in six sections, with six nuclei or central themes around which twenty-three projects are shown and communicated using different media. 3D artefacts made by children, videos, paper materials, and audio recordings all allow for different levels of reading and deeper understanding.

The exhibition begins with the pedagogical theses of the Reggio Emilia Approach®, guidelines of coherence and transformation which have always characterised experience in Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools, since the first showings of The Hundred Languages of Children. 

 

Dialogues with Places

The central focus of this project was to choose a place, start up a dialogue and relations with its forms, colours, light, sounds and smells, and arrive at the point of designing a work tuned to the place and its identity, thus modifying and enriching it. One of education’s tasks is to contrast a tendency to accept the vulgarity and lack of care of the environment we live in, and offer learning experience based on dialogues of discovery, questioning, and creation, with the places in our daily lives.

 

Dialogues with Material

A retrospective exhibition of Alberto Burri’s work in Reggio Emilia was the occasion for teachers, children and families to reflect, to make the educational processes connecting Reggio Emilia’s pedagogy with art and artists more explicit, and activate research capable of putting the creative processe of children and of artists – rather than their finished products – side by side.

 

Ray of Light

Children encounter light and natural phenomena with strategies that are both affective and relational, rational and cognitive. This project was an opportunity for research into light, in environments capable of magnifying curiosity and wonder, by amplifying phenomena and making them more spectacular.

 

The Enchantment of Writing

Between Marks and Writing is a project that researches and reflects on how children approach the codes of writing. Figurative Writing explores the relationship between writing and language, the expressive quality of text, the relations between word and image, and the potential for communication in the language of marks and drawing

 

Ideas and Projects

Ideas and stories, children’s thoughts and theories, video extracts and projects that can be seen, read and heard. The intention is to make visible the several different possibilities for dialogue and listening between the culture of childhood and contemporary culture in the city of Reggio Emilia.

 

 

Exhibition promoted by
Municipality of Reggio Emilia

Conceived and realized by
Reggio Children
Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres - Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia
Friends of Reggio Children International Association

Projects conceived and conducted by
children, pedagogistas, atelieristas, teachers and educators at 
municipal infant-toddler centres Alice, Salvador Allende, Arcobaleno, Luigi Bellelli, Genoeffa Cervi, Girotondo, Nilde Iotti, Panda, Peter Pan, Pablo Picasso, Pierino Rivieri, Gianni Rodari, Sole  
municipal preschools
 8 Marzo, Salvador Allende, Andersen, Ernesto Balducci, Belvedere, Diana, Anna Frank, Paulo Freire, Gulliver, Martiri Villa Sesso, Iqbal Masih, Michelangelo, Bruno Munari, Pablo Neruda, Camillo Prampolini, Robinson, Erio Tondelli, XXV Aprile, Villetta
scuola dell'infanzia Associazione Agorà
infant-toddler centres and preschools Cooperativa Pantarei Choreia, Faber, Giulia Marmotti, Otello Sarzi   
infant-toddler centres and preschools Cooperativa Ambra La Gabbianella, Camille Claudel 
infant-toddler centres and preschools Cooperativa Comunità educante Giobi
infant-toddler centres Cooperativa Coopselios Arca, Airone, Girasole, Haikù, Linus 
municipal preschools Municipality of Sant'Ilaria d'Enza (Re) Gianni Rodari and Giovanni Fiastri


Info:

mostre@reggiochildren.it


Atelier connected to the exhibition

Ray of Light Atelier

The Ray of Light Atelier is a place of research and experimentation where light in its different forms is investigated, through explorations provoking wonder and curiosity, and which stimulate creativity and deeper knowledge.




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