Teacher and children co-create the emergent curriculum. Students demonstrate an interest and teachers provide the rich resources to scaffold their learning.
Connections to the FDK Curriculum: page 8, 13, 14, 37, 70
Connection to ELECT: Page 96
- reflective practitioner
Connections to the FDK Curriculum: page 7, 8, 11
ELECT: page 122
Teachers continually reflect on their documentation to better understand how the children in the program learn. They are tasked with making learning visible. Teachers take on the role of researchers and shift from providing knowledge to letting children initiate and interpret what they show. Teachers are constantly reading, researching and reflecting on ways to better serve their students and honour their thinking.
Connections to the FDK Curriculum: page 7, 8, 25
ELECT: page 90, 152
Teachers share their documentation with other educators and parents in order to collaborate, reflect, plan further and gain insight into the way the children are learning.
Connections to the FDK Curriculum: page 28, 31, 46, 112
Connections to ELECT: page, 86, 110, 149
- projects typically last several weeks
- are initiated by the child
- are guided by the teachers
Connection to the FDK Curriculum: page 112
Connection to ELECT: page 67,
Real Life Experiences
Children in Reggio-inspired programs are very much encouraged to explore using their five senses and as much as possible in real world contexts. Real world contexts provide students with rich learning opportunities and open up the possibilities to wonder and inquire.
Connection to the FDK Curriculum: page 8, 17, 20
The children as co-creators of their own learning, help create the curriculum as they discover, wonder and inquire. Teachers are keen observers who listen intently to the children in order to scaffold and guide them further into their inquiries. The children have self-selected materials and tasks. Children ask their own questions. Teachers view misconceptions as opportunities to really think, learn and discover.
Connection to the FDK Curriculum: page 8, 13, 42
Connection to ELECT: page 96, 113,