Thursday 07 Nov 2019

Delve into the Reggio-inspired pedagogy at La Châtaigneraie Primary School

Unbeknownst to many, La Châtaigneraie Primary School’s learning environment and pedagogical approach have their roots in the Italian town of Reggio Emilia. It was there that in the 1960s Italian pedagogue Loris Malaguzzi developed the ‘Reggio approach’ to learning, which has inspired La Châtaigneraie Primary School right down to the design of the building, whose structure was conceived from scratch according to Reggio principles: an appreciation for openness, transparency and the role of light to the learner. Reggio is also inspiring staff beyond La Châtagneraie, with elements of the approach visible in the other primary schools across the Foundation, and more work underway!

In their article in the Autumn 2019 edition of International School Parent Magazine, Jennifer Armstrong, Principal of La Chataigneraie Primary School and Founding President of the Ontario Reggio Association, and Michael Kewley, Ecolint’s Director of Marketing, explore Reggio pedagogy, and how it forms an essential part of the La Châtaigneraie Primary community’s unique learning experience. 

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