In the Spirit of the Studio (Paperback)

Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia

By Lella Gandini (Editor), Lynn T. Hill (Editor), Louise Boyd Cadwell (Editor)

Teachers College Press, 9780807745915, 212pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2005

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Description

This beautiful book describes the revolution that the Reggio Emilia atelier (art studio) brought to the education of young children in Italy, and follows that revolution across the ocean to North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this original volume offers a window into many ateliers within the United States, examining the multiple ways that experience is altered when teachers, parents, and children prepare and work together in the studio setting. The authors address the practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment and using materials. This wonderful resource also provides examples of atelier projects.