The Reggio Emilia Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
- A place where collective reflection is part of everyday practice
- A place that constructs its own cultural pedagogy
- A democratic space and place
- A place that considers participation in relation to children, families, educators and forms a strong relationship to their own community
- A place where group learning is highly valued
- A place that strives for experimentation, innovation ‘projecting for change’
- A place that questions daily the role and functions of pedagogical documentation
- A place where the environment is considered the third pedagogue
- A place that rejects hierarchical models and instead embraces co-operation and collaboration
- A place that recognises the 100 languages and the aesthetics of learning
In October 2011, I shall be returning to Stockholm and welcoming Swedish pedagogues to the UK with three early years settings I work with in the West Midlands to participate in a pedagogic exchange to explore:
- How we work with parents as participators/collaborators at our pre-schools? (Strategies and methods as well as building mutuality and respectful relationships)
- How we construct and choose our environments, materials, provocations and work with children’s own choices?
- How do we construct and make progress with projects?
Click Here to view a powerpoint of traces of my experience on the 2010 study tour to Sweden