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Wonder of Learning 101 Course

This is a 10-hour course for participants new to the Reggio Emilia approach offering the fundamental values and principles that focus on an image of a child who is curious, intelligent, and engaging.  The purpose is to explore how the Reggio approach can help deepen and extend learning, for learners of all ages.  Participants will consider:

  • Their image of the child
  • The learning environment and materials
  • How they might spark children’s interests
  • The variety of ways children can express their learning (hundred languages of learning) including children with special rights (this term is used by Reggio educators for children we refer to in the U.S. as children with special needs).

Stay tuned for additional courses forming.

Wonder of Learning 102 Course

This 10-hour course serves as an intensive study group for educators to develop a deeper understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach with an emphasis on the tool of documentation.  Using the Wonder of Learning: Hundred Languages of Children exhibit from Reggio Emilia (on display at the BU Wheelock College of Education and Human Development) as its primary “text,” the course sessions will have a dynamic relationship to the documentation displayed at the exhibit.  Drawing on the documentation in the exhibit, educators will consider the image of the child, the learning environment and materials, and the provocations posed by teachers to spark children’s interests.  Reflection on teaching practice will be emphasized; educators will share their classroom documentation in order to question, discuss, learn from each other, and make shifts in their teaching practice.  Each educator will prepare drafts of documentation and consider sharing this publicly in a future display.

WOL 102: Documenting Elementary & Older Learners

Instructors: Amber Lowe and Stephanie Cox Suarez
Dates: Tuesdays: October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30 from 4:30-6:30pm

WOL 102: Study Group for Educational Learners

Instructors: Nancy Fincke and Lisa Llorente
Dates: October 27 9am-2pm; November 8 5:30pm-8pm; November 13 5:30pm-8pm

Exploring Documentation Conference

Inspirations from WOL: Exploring Documentation as a way to Make Learning Visible