Looking for Learning, Seeking Meaning-Making: Fostering meaning-making in a learning experience

There is an abundance of ideas and activities all over Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook that point to many 'learning experiences' and activity set ups for young children and whilst I appreciate the sharing community of educators all wanting to do the best by children, many of these pinned activities are devoid of their learning context, … Continue reading Looking for Learning, Seeking Meaning-Making: Fostering meaning-making in a learning experience

The Journey into Children’s Drawing

I have always been both before and since the research of my MA days an avid interested party in the strategies and content of children’s drawing. I am currently reading the new book from the Contesting Early Childhood series published by Routledge entitled “Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia” edited by Calgari, Castagnetti, Giudici, Rinaldi, Vecchi and Moss and was delighted to come across some writings on the subject by Loris Malaguzzi himself (pp.308-312)