The Reggio Emilia approach, while having its own history and character, has been deeply informed by the thinking of theorists such as John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, David Hawkins, Jerome Bruner and Howard Gardner. It is grounded in the image of the child as having extraordinary potential for learning and change, and in the school as a site of interactions and relationships where each individual is respected and valued as part of a community. Ideas are shared between children and teachers and explored through the many languages of learning. Children are part of the organization of the daily life of the classroom where the curriculum emerges from the children’s investigations and is co-constructed together with teachers and parents. All three are protagonists in the learning process.
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