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In this richly-illustrated book--the culmination of a two-year research collaboration--teachers and "pedagogistas" from Reggio Emilia and researchers from Project Zero illuminate ways in which documentation can foster both individual and group learning, creating a relationship between them. They identify methods and processes that will enable educators to reflect not onlyIn this richly-illustrated book--the culmination of a two-year research collaboration--teachers and "pedagogistas" from Reggio Emilia and researchers from Project Zero illuminate ways in which documentation can foster both individual and group learning, creating a relationship between them. They identify methods and processes that will enable educators to reflect not only on the learning processes of children but also on those of adults....

Title : Making Learning Visible: Children As Individual and Group Learners
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ISBN : 9788887960259
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 363 Pages
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Making Learning Visible: Children As Individual and Group Learners Reviews

  • Stef Rozitis
    2019-03-13 04:23

    This book is well-worth reading. There is much in it that illustrates in a practical way how much more learning can happen when teams of teachers can be reflective together as well as honouring the capability of the child. It can be misleading to consider outside of its own Reggio Emilia context- it can seem as if much of the results happen by a sort of magic of beautiful spaces and that children freely choose to learn so intensively so that I have seen this sort of documentation used to argue AGAINST explicit teaching. In actual fact the schools in the book take learning very seriously and not just as a side-effect of play as the reader without a context may suppose. I found the stories themselves interesting without necessarily agreeing with all the claims or the hypey tone in sections. I wish the pictures were printed a bit larger as I found it hard to see what was on them (my need for glasses may have been an issue). I think some of the thinking around breaking down binarisms (toward the end of the book) was very worthwhile engaging in and adding to and the book is full of "quotable" sections that can be used in documentation or professional development.I loved the focus on listening, I thought about it a lot and could have spent more time on it. I broadly agreed with the theses of the book (that children are very capable, that documentation can help us see what is happening in the early childhood classroom - and perhaps elsewhere, that groups add to the learning of the individual, that connections between individuals and even between groups in time and space enrich learning, that generosity and affection are part of a healthy learning environment, that there is more than one answer and "right" way to approach a problem although most initial answers can be improved upon.I recommend this book to people who work in early childhood, and in some cases maybe to other education professionals as well (as it is possible that early childhood practice could provoke productive ways forward also with older students).

  • Marianne Cane
    2019-03-08 09:06

    This is a professional book related to the educational philosophies of the preschools and infant-toddler centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and the work of Project Zero at Harvard University. It is about the way that visual narratives can make children's and teachers' thoughts and strategies more deep and more accessible. The photographs of young children's work and the narratives that accompany them are moving. It is not, however, a page turner.I'm reading a few pages at a time.

  • Tracy
    2019-02-23 06:59

    This was a very helpful guide to the Reggio Approach but was a little dry reading. The examples and children's experiences were awesome but lacked how to start it.

  • Emily
    2019-03-23 10:21

    Great resource on group learning. The projects documented and presented in this book are fascinating and inspiring. Dialog between Reggio Emilia and the US.

  • Alona
    2019-03-05 10:01

    a great book for primary teachers! There are lots of examples of learning that took place in Reggio Emilia's schools.