Reggio Emilo Approach

The Reggio Emilio approach to education was developed in the years following World War II by psychologist Loris Malaguzzi and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia, Italy (the city from which it derives its name).

This approach to preschool and primary education is essentially self-directed and is aimed at inculcating the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery. The guiding assumption of this style of schooling holds that children, while forming their own personality during early years of development, are endowed with "a hundred languages" through which they can express their ideas and learn at their own speed while pursuing their own interests.

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