Reggio Emilia Case Study

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a. Background: The Reggio Emilia learning approach began shortly after World War II finished. Loris Malaguzzi and parents in a town in North Italy called Reggio Emilia, believed that there was a dire need for child care and education in the war torn area. (Channel, 2012). They believed that children needed a new way of learning where they could develop their own personalities during the first few years of their developing lives. During this approach, the children would express and communicate through “a hundred languages”. Here, learning is child centred and the learners are encouraged to express their thoughts, discoveries and findings into symbolic language. The learners are given many mediums in order to do so. (Channel, 2012). Shortly after the Reggio Emilia approach to learning began, it became popular amongst many surrounding villages. From there, the approach became popular all around the world. b. Main principles: Image of the child: The child is seen to have potential. They are able to construct their own knowledge through curiosity and discovery using their environment to do so. Children are seen as active citizens with rights and are contributors within their society, community and their family. Children with special needs, known as children with special needs, are seen as a priority in their…show more content…
She integrated the principles in her music classroom and saw a dramatic improvement in their progress. I believe, however, in the Reggio Emilia approach, the learner is not pressurised to meet a certain level at a specific time but will develop on their own time and pace. In a traditional school, the learners are expected to reach a specific developmental level by a specific time in order to be on par with the curriculum. Also, the documentation technique is also incredibly difficult when there are many students in a

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