During this course, you will discover the Montessori Method and Loris Malaguzzi’s Reggio Emilia Method—i.e., two of the most relevant educational approaches for children that emerged in Europe from the 20th century onwards. Participants will compare the different theories, and discuss both their way of teaching and the importance of the child being the protagonist of his/her development.
The outcome of all of this is the activation of a thought-provoking learning process. Inspired by these revolutionary methods, participants will practice critical and creative thinking skills. Independence, freedom, creativity, child-centered, respect, global development are the keywords of the course.
The course will help the participants to learn how children can be protagonists of their psychological, social, and physical development, learn how to set a positive and responsive relationship with children, and be able to evaluate and integrate elements of the different approaches in your school.
Topic 1: Montessori: life and principles
How this extraordinary woman transformed the educational landscape forever.
Topic 2: The Montessori space: the real protagonist
What is important about the setting of the educational space, and how to implement it in your environment.
Topic 3: The protagonists of the Reggio approach
How an artist and a writer created an entirely new approach, and why it matters in today’s reflections about education.
Topic 4: Activities for you
How to create low-budget and easy activities to implement these reflections in your classroom.
Topic 5: How about technology?
Is it possible to integrate technology with these approaches? Let’s discuss which tools you can use!