Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia: Exploring the Role and Potential of Ateliers in Early Childhood Education

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 4/14/2010
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book explores the contribution of art and creativity to early education, and examines the role of the atelier (an arts workshop in a school) and atelierista (an educator with an arts background) in the pioneering preschools of Reggio Emilia. It does so through the unique experience of Vea Vecchi, one of the first atelierstas to be appointed in Reggio Emilia in 1970.

Author Biography

Vea Vecchi worked as an ateliensta at the Diana municipal preschool in Reggio Emilia for over thirty years, doing pedagogical research and documentation in the area of children's many languages. She now acts as a consultant to Reggio Children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Note on Reggio Emilia terminologiesp. xii
Series editors' introduction: Invitation to the dancep. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Aesthetics/Poeticsp. 5
A general overviewp. 16
The bicycle metaphorp. 48
The long view of organizationp. 61
An ethical communityp. 71
Environmentsp. 81
Professional marvellersp. 108
Visible listeningp. 132
We cake up the walk againp. 158
The Loris Malaguzzi International Centrep. 167
Blue flowers, bitter leavesp. 180
Notesp. 182
Bibliographyp. 184
Indexp. 190
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