Understanding the Reggio Approach

Author: Linda Thornton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415557712
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton have been immersed in the field for many years and write authoritatively, with understanding and clarity. The book is thoroughly up to date and offers a useful reference source. This book is very welcome, it is accessible, readable and sound.' (Review of the first edition in ReFocus, Journal of the UK Reggio Network, Summer 2005) Understanding the Reggio Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Reggio Approach. Analysing the essential elements of the Reggio Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice, this new edition is fully updated with the latest developments, including references to the Early Years Foundation Stage and a brand new chapter focusing on creativity. This book: Describes the key features of the Reggio Approach to early childhood and provides examples from infant-toddler centres and preschools in Reggio Emilia Provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the EYFS Highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice Can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research Written to support the work of all those in the field of early education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, Early Years Professionals, Children's Centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers and setting managers.

Bringing the Reggio Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Linda Thornton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317801865
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Have you ever wondered what the Reggio Approach is all about, why it works, and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? The book describes how educators in Reggio Emilia work with young children, and looks at the connections between the Reggio Approach and the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework. It provides practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings, helping the reader to see the connection between practice and theory. This new edition has been fully updated to show the increasingly mirroring connections between the Reggio Approach and the principles and commitments of the recently revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Each chapter focuses on one important aspect of the Reggio Approach and includes: Practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings, helping the reader to see the connection between practice and theory Questions to enable the reader to reflect on and develop his or her own practice in accordance with new statutory requirements References to sources of further reading and information. This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Reggio Approach can offer their setting and children.

Powerful children

Author: Ann Lewin-Benham
Publisher: Teachers College Pr
ISBN: 9780807748848
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Possible Schools, Ann Lewin-Benham showed us that we can create schools that engage the minds of children and involve parents, even in urban settings. In this book, she describes projects in a school that successfully adapted the Reggio Approach with Head Start-eligible children. She explains how to use the Reggio Approach to address current major concerns in early education, including helping children become self-disciplined, making sure children are ready for 1st grade, assessing children's progress, and laying a foundation for literacy. Presenting a multitude of examples of excellent preschool practice, this dynamic book, provides teachers with an opportunity to reflect on what they know and understand about young children, and illustrates how they can make changes in their classrooms to expand and improve learning.

Understanding the Montessori Approach

Author: Barbara Isaacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113644680X
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"Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its relationship to quality early years practice.Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children this book:focuses on the key principles of the Montessori approach; explores ideas for working with parents and communities around the world;includes a chapter on the benefits and challenges of the Montessori Approach to childrens lives;highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action researchWritten to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, childrens centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers"--

Bringing Learning to Life

Author: Louise Boyd Cadwell
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742961
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Building on her enormously popular book, Bringing Reggio Emilia Home, Louise Cadwell helps American educators understand what it means to use ideas from the Reggio Approach in their classrooms. In new and dynamic ways, Cadwell once again takes readers inside the day-to-day practice of a group of early childhood educators. This time she describes the growth and evolution of the work in the St. Louis Reggio Collaborative over the past 10 years.

Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann Lewin-Benham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807771392
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Popular author Ann Lewin-Benham draws on her experience with the Reggio Approach to present 12 "best practices" inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education. These practices are demonstrated, one per chapter, with scenarios from classrooms, dialogues of children and teachers, and work samples showing the outcome of using each practice. This resource includes a self-assessment tool to assist you in examining your practices and those of your school.

The Early Years Curriculum

Author: Lynn Ang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317806905
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The Early Years Curriculum brings together a range of curriculum models from across the world, providing in-depth discussion on key issues and theories, and enabling readers to consider each approach to children's learning within an international context. It encourages readers to explore different ways of understanding the curriculum, and to develop a critical understanding of the key issues that shape the way a curriculum is designed.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783407228550
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Possible Schools

Author: Ann Lewin-Benham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746523
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Tells the story of the Model Early Learnng Center (MELC) in Washington, DC. Presenting a new vision for early education, the author describes the origin of this school serving the impoverished urban families and traces its evolution from a chaotic inception to its ability to apply Reggio practices.

The Children s Music Studio

Author: Wendell Hanna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199384797
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Children's Music Studio provides music teachers, parents and early childhood educators a wealth of materials and a clear roadmap for applying Reggio Emilia principles and practices to preschool and early childhood music education. Drawing on Professor Hanna's extensive experience researching and teaching in Reggio-inspired music classrooms, this pioneering book provides a comprehensive and in-depth manual for designing music ateliers-hands-on studios that capture the imagination and creativity of children. Informed by the cutting edge research on music learning, this practical guide includes detailed studio plans, examples of Reggio-inspired music studio explorations and documentation of children's work in music studios. In this book you will: - Discover how children can naturally learn music through the studio approach - See detailed examples and documentation of project-based studio learning - Understand how music learning increases overall artistic and academic literacy across the curriculum - Learn how to develop customized projects for your classroom that will teach children to think and communicate fluently through music and sound Early childhood and elementary music teachers will find this book especially useful as it provides innovative ideas for Reggio-inspired music teaching and learning techniques that can be integrated into the existing curriculum.