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A beautiful, important and interesting design

So we had four possible designs with common threads of friendship, dancing and beautiful things such as rainbows, flowers and insects. I was excited to see what the children would decide for their chosen design. The designs were placed in … Continue reading

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Combining images

How can these images be combined in such a way as to produce a meaningful relationship? “Put all of them in a circle and have a vote, like we did with the books.” “In pieces of paper write it then … Continue reading

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“We can make it calm and beautiful!”

Every day the children experience a myriad of encounters with materials where they explore how  materials behaviour, how they can use them and possibilities to change them. The children bring a wealth of experience to the mosaic project. The idea … Continue reading

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The aesthetic dimension as a language of learning

The Reggio Educators give value to beauty and loveliness, which reflects the relationship between aesthetics and learning. Definition of aesthetic dimension Over time I have come to see the  sense of the aesthetic as much more encompassing dimension than I … Continue reading

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Seasonal Transformations

Through our visits to the park the children become sensitive towards the seasons and observe the many changes. Nature offers surprise, excites curiosity and invites exploration. The children show an increased respect for nature. Their emotions are aroused, there exists … Continue reading

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Inspiration Zen

Course 3 final project: To apply some of the Presentation Zen principles in my pedagogical documentation to make the learning of young children visible. My intention is to create a movie with accompanying paper documentation to tell the story of … Continue reading

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Visual Materials: Learning from children

    Our Early Learning Setting holds great importance to the power of aesthetics in learning. Vea Vecchi defines aesthetic thought as,   “Aesthetic thought is transversal to various languages and disciplines. It uses expressivity to bring a language of … Continue reading

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Aesthetics and Learning

I found this article, Life on the Screen: Visual Literacy in Education by James Daly quite interesting. Daly interviews George Lucus, who argues that students must learn a new language of image and sound in order to succeed. Lucus suggests, … Continue reading

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