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Paperback In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia (Early Childhood Education Series) Book

ISBN: 080774591X

ISBN13: 9780807745915

In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia (Early Childhood Education Series)

As the authors state in their opening chapter, prepare to be amazed. This beautiful book describes the revolution that the Reggio Emiliaatelier (art studio) brought to the education of young children in Italy, and follows that revolution across the ocean to North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning...

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Reggio Emilia Approach Explained Well

This is a great book that explains the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. It emphasizes the importance of art in the curriculum. Examples given from various schools can be adapted to many settings. Photos and sections written by different educators are helpful.

Review by Pam Oken-Wright, a teacher

A beautiful book, a pleasure to the eye and hand as well as to the mind, In The Spirit Of The Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia presents as two voices, alternating between the insight of experienced teachers and atelieristi from Reggio Emilia and studio teachers in the United States. As the voices alternate, the diversity of contexts and experiences resonates. Yet, throughout the book, in every chapter, there rings a common message: the studio is, beyond a special place in a school, a way of thinking, and a metaphor for a particular way of teaching. In the Spirit of the Studio offers an unprecedented window into the thinking behind the atelier, Loris Malaguzzi's intentions for it, the growth of those intentions, and the American experience as influenced by them. Full of wisdom, provocation, and stories from the atelier, this beautiful book holds up for us yet another lens (or two or three) through which to look at what we are doing and at the possibilities that wait for us, if we accept the invitation...to the studio. As the publisher suggests on the back cover of In The Spirit Of The Studio : Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia, prepare to be amazed. Extract from the Review by Pam Oken-Wright, published in Innovations in Early Childhood Education: The International Reggio Exchange vol.12.n.2, Spring 2005

Incredibly useful

If you are working in Early Childhood Education this book has so many creative approaches and ideas that you could adapt and implement. Beautifully illustrated, the documented learning is visible and attractive, and really inspired me in my practice.

In the spirit of the studio, Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia

Excellent stories from peolple who have experience in the Reggio schools .. Fantastic pictures. Interesting thoughts from people who have adapted the Reggio philosophy.
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