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Lesson Plans

Reggio Inspired Approach

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Lindsborg Arts Council (lindsart)
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 12:49:56 -0600

To John and Sandra and anyone else who is
interested in the Reggio Emilia schools. Reggio Emilia is a
town in northern Italy. The town started a preschool in 1963 with
these principles and is currently operating 23 preschools for children
3 months to 3 yrs. old.

Summary of principles:

1. The image of the child: all children have potential, construct their own
learning, and are capable.

2. Community and system: children, family, teachers, parents, and community
are interactive and work together.

3. Interest in environment and beauty: school and classrooms are beautiful

4. Collaboration by teachers: team, partners, working together, sharing
sharing in projects.

5. Time not set by clock: respect for children's pace, time table, stay
with teachers for
several years, and relationships remain constant.

6. Emergent curriculum/projects: child-centered, following their interest,
returning again to add
new insights.

7. Environmental stimulation: encourages activity, involvement, discovery,
and using a variety of media.

8. Documentation: observing, recording, thinking and showing children's

Summarized by Dr. Rebecca Isbell