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A Student-Driven Approach to Experiential Learning

What is the Reggio Emilia Method?

The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It is a pedagogy described as student-centered and constructivist that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. Pedagogy is the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.

What are the principles of the Reggio Emilia Method?

The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery through a self-guided curriculum. At its core is an assumption that children form their own personality during early years of development and are endowed with “a hundred languages”, through which they can express their ideas.

What is the purpose of the Reggio Emilia Method?

The aim of the Reggio approach is to teach how to use these symbolic languages (e.g., painting, sculpting, drama) in everyday life. It was developed after World War II by pedagogist Loris Malaguzzi and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia, Italy, and derives its name from the city.

Watch how Wooranna Park Primary School in Victoria, Australia implements the Reggio Emilia Method.

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