Reggio Emilia Approach – An Introduction to Philosophy and Principles

Workshop: Reggio Emilia Approach – An Introduction to Philosophy and Principles

The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on early years and primary education. The approach was developed after World War II by psychologist and pedagogista Loris Malaguzzi in collaboration with parents in the villages around the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy. The approach is based on the belief that children are innately capable of producing knowledge and culture when provided with a rich environment & emergent learning opportunities. In the past few years, the field of Early Childhood Education and Primary Education has become more interested in the rich possibilities this approach provides both to children and educators. Concepts such as emergent curriculum, inquiry-based learning & project-based learning have been more explored by educators both in ECE and elementary schools.

If you are interested in learning more about this approach, this workshop is a great start for you! In this 3 part workshop, we will be exploring the philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach and some of its most important principles. The workshop will give you the opportunity to understand the Reggio approach better & will serve as an introduction for other workshops to be offered in the near future.

We are offering this well-loved workshop on Zoom. Please let us know if you require extra support ahead of time.

Sample Schedule:

Session I: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Pacific

Session II: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Pacific

Session III: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Pacific

Location: Online, via Zoom

*certificate of professional development hours will be provided

Questions? Contact Maryam: 604 817 24 91 OR

About the Presenter:

As the Director of the Reggio-Inspired Learning Centre, Maryam Naddaf works closely with Frog Hollow educators, children and their families in designing curriculum. She takes part in professional development opportunities for Frog Hollow educators, and facilitates and organizes workshops, tours, consultation services and roundtables for the Early Childhood Education and Early Years communities

She is the parent of two beautiful children who so generously teach her what she could not learn on her own – including who she is and what her values and limits are.

Maryam's passion for social justice and education led her to a B.A. in Community Rehabilitation Management and many years of working with infants, children, youth and adults with diverse abilities

Maryam has been teaching this workshop for the past seven years.