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Reggio Emilia

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. As well as learning through play, it also emphasises relationships.
Reggio Emilia
Country of Origin: Italy
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The curriculum, Reggio Emilia, was developed after World War II by a teacher, Loris Malaguzzi, and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy.

Following the war, people believed that children were in need of a new way of learning. The assumption of Malaguzzi and the parents was that people form their own personality during early years of development and that children are endowed with "a hundred languages" through which they can express their ideas.

The aim of the approach is teaching children how to use these symbolic languages (eg., painting, sculpting, drama) in everyday life.

The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.

 

 

Differences with Montessori

A key difference between a Reggio approach and a Montessori approach is the role of teachers, families and communities.

Reggio inspired preschools emphasise the importance of relationships as children learn.

Reggio educators will often involve families and the community in the children’s learning and value the contributions they make. Reggio educators take the time to form relationships with children and have rich conversations with them about things the children are interested in.

Montessori place less emphasis on these relationships, and teachers take on a more observational role.

Montessori educators believe children learn better when they discover things for themselves; Montessori environments are often set up in a way that encourages children to do things independently.

 

 

12 UAE Schools offering Reggio Emilia

School name Community City
Amity Early Learning Centre Jumeirah Islands Dubai
Australian International School Sharjah Muweileh Sharjah
Babilou Downtown Downtown Dubai Dubai
Blossom Village Nursery Umm Suqeim Umm Suqeim 1 Dubai
Cooper Nursery Dubai Al Safa Dubai
Creative Nest Nursery Al Mizhar Dubai
GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis Dubai Silicon Oasis Dubai
Kensington Nursery Dubai Umm Suqeim Dubai
Kensington Nursery Silicon Oasis Dubai Silicon Oasis Dubai
Kidville Nursery Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai
Willow Nursery Dubai Marina Dubai Marina Dubai
Willow Nursery Umm Sequim Umm Suqeim 2 Dubai

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