Working as co-teachers, the role of the teacher is first and foremost to be that of a learner alongside the children. Home » Reggio Emilia.
Putting aside these different labels, teacher research is a process in which educators note problems in the context of their own schools and classrooms and propose investigative methods appropriate to address the problems.
Many aspects of the Reggio Emilia experience are fascinating to American educators, but perhaps none more than the role of the teacher. How do teachers (infant-toddler and preschool) support, facilitate, and guide children to the complex levels seen in classroom interactions as well as the creative works children produce? I loved that research on how children learn and how you create a great environment. Student's Role: The students role in the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching is equally as important as the teacher when deciding the direction they want to learn. Teachers as Researchers: The teacher’s role within the Reggio Emilia approach is complex. Teacher/Researcher Location: St. John’s Episcopal Preschool ... located in Georgetown, Washington, D. C. Our educational program is inspired by the staff’s study of the Reggio Emilia Approach. The student is considered a citizen of the community, not a future citizen. In an effort to strengthen access to resources related to the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) features this listing of articles recommended by Lella Gandini, Reggio Children liaison in the U.S. for dissemination of the Reggio Emilia approach, and available to download.
Through observation, teachers learn what the students needs are and what they need to further their education. When I grew up, I became a kindergarten teacher, early childhood educator, and worked in child development labs. (6) teacher-research (Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 1993, Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 1999; MacLean & Mohr, 1999). Teacher as Researcher, a concept found within the preschool-based philosophy of Reggio Emilia, explores the idea that we, as teachers, play a crucial role in understanding our students and designing meaningful learning experiences that reflect their needs and interests.