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On the wave of creativity: Children, expressive languages and technology

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Abstract:

This paper discusses four key principles of the Reggio Emilia approach. The first concerns the multiple possibilities children possess for forms of communication. The second concerns the connections between different languages (disciplines) that are the basis for learning and understanding. The third focuses on creativity as process rather than product. The fourth explores the ways individual and group knowledge processes are developed for children, teachers and parents through research based aesthetic activity.

Keywords: Reggio Emilia; creativity; education; interaction; poetics; process

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/eta.3.2.103_1

Affiliations: Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Publication date: 2007-09-27

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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