“Either education is a situation of research and this research produces new pedagogy, or it is the provision of a service that is delivered to young children, subjecting them in a message which is already completely prefabricated and codified in some way.”
Reggio Children promotes research projects on childhood, education, and the quality of living and inhabiting in children and adults.
Research is a founding concept of Reggio Children’s activities: research as a way of thinking and as an approach to the future. A way of thinking of ourselves in relation to the world and in relation to life capable of producing the kind of innovation that can only derive from research.
Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools are our primary places of research in the area of education, on children’s ways of building knowledge, in groups, and individually
Research is an alienable dimension of education. The infant-toddler centres and preschools cannot declare themselves to be places truly respectful of children, and builders of a culture of childhood, without research as a daily and permanent attitude of the thinking of all those involved in the educational project.
Over the years research projects have been realised with Italian and international partners.
Some of our Partner
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
East China Normal University
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Italian Culture Institutes all around the world
Ministry of Education, University, and Research, Italy
MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monash University, Melbourne
New York University
Politecnico - Milano
UCL Institute of Education – University College London
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
University of Chicago
University of New Hampshire
Webster University – St. Louis (MO)