Early Childhood Education: Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia – A province or local council region in Italy. In relation to early childhood education “Reggio Emilia” refers to the philosophy and resultant practices of a particular group of infant-toddler centres and preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The philosophy is influenced by Loris Malaguzzi, who was influenced by Dewey’s progressive educational philosophy. The democratic participation of community and individuals (including and especially the child) in decision making about their education through listening carefully and responding is of great importance in this philosophy.
(Early Childhood Education Glossary, 2023)


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Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

A short video introduction to the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre.  The first few minutes provide a brief introduction to the Reggio Emilia approach.

Loris Malaguzzi 

Loris Malaguzzi was an Italian educator and exponent of the Reggio Emilia approach. Malaguzzi is also considered to have been instrumental in the Reggio Emilia approach becoming known internationally

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