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Magazines published by Sightlines Initiative and bysister  Reggio International Network organisations


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ReFocus Journal Issue 02

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles include:

  • 'Woodland Kids' by Linda Lines
  • 'Making Learning Intriguing' by Ed Harker
  • 'Bilston Nursery School' by Catherine Webb
  • 'Practically speaking - Clay reigns supreme' by Elaine Mason
  • 'Creature Worlds' by Chris Holmes and Elaine Mason
  • 'The Life of an Idea' by Robin Dickett and Elaine Mason
  • 'A knowledge building project about birds' by Ann Aberg
  • 'In the Best Interests of Children' by Jenny Brain

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 03

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles include:

  • 'At the beginning of the beginning' by Sally Jaeckle
  • 'Teachers as researchers' by Carlina Rinaldi
  • 'The role and responsibility of documentation' by Elaine Mason
  • 'A new literacy for children and educators' by Christine Merrick
  • 'Risk and Trust' by Allenscroft Children's Centre
  • 'Practically Speaking' by Debi Keyte-Hartland
  • 'Crostini, tagliatelle, attachers, fixers and Joiners' by Ian Lakin. Madeley Nursery School
  • 'Focus on Manchester'  by Kathy Coates Mohammed
  • 'Memory, and peace for the future' by June Holmes

 

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 04

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • Learning from Laos: Children and environments' by Architect John Waldron
  •  'ReMida Denmark: The function of materials in places of imagination' by  Karen Eskesen
  • 'Danish Preschools UK Study Week reviews' by Sarah McGahern, Sue Cleaver and Tricia Yates
  • 'Focus on Herefordshire' by Sue Peasgood
  • 'Elemental materials'  by Robin Duckett 
  • The Drama of Clay'  by artist Sally Brown
  • 'Open Space, Open Air, Open Minds' by (Kingswood Centre) by Rachel Wells
  • 'Sophie's Story' by Trish Prescott and Wendy Lowe

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 05

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

 Articles include:

  • 'The House of Objects' by  Elaine Mason
  • The 'Inside-Out' Project: Can the physical environment be a 'teacher' in itself?' by Mary Featherstone
  • 'Focus on Buckinghamshire' by  Yvonne Davies
  • 'Learning Journeys: Green Croft Children's Centre'  by Catherine Davenport
  • 'Uncertainty and Knowing' by Annette Poulson and Cath Dennis
  • 'Placing and Arranging, No Glue' by Solveig Morris
  • 'The Role of the Educator is to Stir Things Up'  by Marika Gedin
  • 'Threads: The Real and Hidden World of Nature' by Linda Lines

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 06

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles include:

  • 'Professional Amnesia: A suitable case for treatment'  by  Mary Jane Drummond
  • 'Acting Up: Leadership and responsibility'  by Peter Dixon
  • 'Playing and Learning Outdoors'  by Jan White
  • 'Pedagogical Documentation' by Chris Holmes and Chris Merrick
  • 'Community of Enquiry: Do hedgehogs dream?' by Adam Turner
  • 'The Energy of Conviviality and Imagination: Exploring and developing ideas through dance and music' by Maria Mernin and Cath Reding
  • 'Acting up: Leadership and Responsibility' by Peter Dixon

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 07

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • 'When Pedagogy and Atelier Meet'  by Claudia Guidici 
  • 'From Display to Visable Thinking' by  Debi Keyte Hartland
  • 'Making Art: Beauty, Metaphor and Relationships'  by Jess Tomlinson
  • 'Rethinking Resources'  by  Emma Pace
  • 'Non-Verbal Storytelling' by Mike Akers and Sandra Barefoot
  • 'Everyday Creativity''  by  Melodie Glass and Eloise Robinson
  • 'With Inclusion and Creativity in Mind'  by Louise Jackson

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 08

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • The Fascinator Trap - Jane Bravery
  • Exploring in a Cambridge Forest - Ruth Sapsed and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs
  • What's the problem, guys? - Mariette Heaney
  • Exchange and dialogue with Sweden - Emma Pace
  • Ready-packaged or well-rooted? - Annica Wennstrom
  • The Wonder of Learning: The Cultural Challenge from Reggio - Speech by Harold Gothson
  • Interview with Jan Millikan - Lella Gandini, Elin Swedenmark and Judith Allen Kaminsky
  • Spirals - Kirsty Liljegren

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 09

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • Conversations with Loris Malaguzzi - Jorn Moestrup and Karin Eskesen 
  • A Generous Environment - Diane Rich, Mary Jane Drummond and Cathy Myer
  • On an education for being -Jacqui Cousins
  • A Place to Be - Review - Emma Pace
  • Reflecting on the Refelective Cycle - Deborah Aguirre Jones and Liz Elders
  • Careless talk costs lives - Robin Duckett
  • What's in a name ? - Mick Waters

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 10

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles include:

  • Ways into the Woods by Deb Wilenski
  • Inspiring Creativity by Johanna Scott
  • Reggio Children International Network by Debi Kyte Hartland/Emma Pace
  • Traces from Reggio by Margot Meuwig and Tienke Van Der Werf
  • Venturing out by Chris Holmes
  • Opening up to ideas by Tracey Hutchinson
  • Focus on North Yorkshire by Paula Willis
  • Artists' Interventions by Penny Hay
  • Materials and Imagination by Gail Alder
  • Watch the Ripples Spread by Andrea Gray
  • A Community of Learners by Nicki O'Brien and Vicki Whittaker
  • The Developing Brains and Minds of Young Children by Mary Fawcett

£3.00

ReFocus Journals (set)

The ReFocus Journal is Sightlines Initiative’s early years publication exploring reflective and creative pedagogical practice in the UK: it draws on the wealth of experience and expertise developed in the UK and is a means of sharing learning journeys, philosophy, and experiences amongst the ReFocus Network and wider and international early years community.

The set contains issues 1 to 10 of the Journals, and is a massive resource bank of articles exploring  creative and relational pedagogy, book reviews, position pieces, articles project accounts and much more.

A downloadable full list of all the articles in ReFocus journals 1 - 10 is HERE

£20.00