The Language of Describing the Complexity of Learning

“Survival of the fittest, in a world that worships development and ‘forward-moving progress’ makes us all lost and small.” Nora Bateson. 2016.  Small Arcs of Larger Circles I have been thinking lots recently about the language we use to describe learning and learning processes. We often speak in linear ways of 'progress, 'development' and 'next … Continue reading The Language of Describing the Complexity of Learning

Aesthetics of Relationships in the Early Childhood Classroom

The aesthetics of learning or the seeking out of beauty and loveliness as Vecchi (2010) described it has been embraced by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy and can be seen in the ateliers, the spaces and rich environments of the schools, the presentation of children’s learning processes through pedagogical documentation as well as in the … Continue reading Aesthetics of Relationships in the Early Childhood Classroom