Children, Empathy, Ideas and Ecology

Loris Malaguzzi, recalling Barry Commoner wrote that ‘ecology will be the alphabet of the future.  We are part of an ecosystem…our earthly journey is a journey made together with the environment, with nature, with the cosmos…[This is] where the great web of our lives exists.”   Malaguzzi, inspired also by Gregory Bateson was convinced that … Continue reading Children, Empathy, Ideas and Ecology

Mathematical Thinking: Play and Learning

Mathematical Thinking: The Pattern of all Patterns Tomorrow I present at the British Council here in Dakar, Senegal.  The subject is the creative ways of approaching mathematics in the classroom.  From the teachers I have had the honour of speaking with thus far in my trip there seems to be a significant challenge in how … Continue reading Mathematical Thinking: Play and Learning