Lella Gandini, Lynne T. Hill, Louise Cadwell, and Charles Schwall, Editors, 2015, illus. softbound, 224 pages
The atelier or studio is a key element of the renowned preschools and infant-toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This beautiful, full-color resource explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school’s approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. The authors provide examples of projects and address practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment and using materials. No other book presents a more thorough examination of the philosophy, practice, and essential influence of the Reggio-inspired studio.
- A comprehensive approach that addresses learning, collaboration, relationships, and community.
- The writing and practice of influential educators from Reggio Emilia, including a new chapter by Vea Vecchi.
- A window into many ateliers/studios within the United States that have created settings and experiences to suit their unique contexts.
- Updated conversations with the protagonists from Reggio Emilia as they speak about the history and evolution of the atelier.