Wednesday 18 November, Radio 4 Four Thought: Rachel Roberts talks eloquently on the importance of a democratic basis to education; and its do-ability.
This was a very lively, upbeat, presentation, a call to action in which she says (as we know) that 'it can be done'! An ex-pupil of Sands School, then teacher at a Leipzig Free School, and director of the Phoenix Trust, she now works with Queen Mary University of London enabling students from low-income backgrounds be given the trust to lead and deliver mini-consultancy projects for local businesses. And ... it is not expensive ... and ... everyone wins!
I've been discussing and developing the content for our November 28th Conference, focussing on Literacy and Meaning-Making in Early Childhood and Primary Education in Greenwich, London; we have a rich and exciting day in store! The programme, introductions, and suggestions for preparatory reading are now here .
We look forward to hearing from our colleagues in Reggio Emila and the UK, and hope you will join us for this inspirational day.
As an educator who has been following the Reggio Emilia project for about ten years now, Dancing with Reggio Emilia has been a great delight and inspiration to read. I read it on my return from the Reggio Emilia International Study Week in 2015. During the week the book was given to Robin Duckett as a gift from our Australian friends and it fell to me to write a review. I consider myself fortunate. Immersed in the ethos and principles of the Reggio Emilia project and having visited several of the Pre schools and Infant and Toddler centres, I longed to understand how the values and themes explored on the study week, worked on a daily basis. Dancing with Reggio Emilia does just this! It is a 'fly on the wall' insight into life and learning in two Reggio Schools – and much more.