Global Embassy and Reggio Children, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam and the Consulate General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, is holding a special international exhibition “No way. The hundred is there” which includes a series of academic activities on the Reggio Emilia Approach® in early childhood education in Vietnam. The exhibition opens in Ho Chi Minh City and will be held in Ha Noi (Casa Italia) and Da Nang for 6 months, from September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.
Loris Malaguzzi (1920 – 1994), educationalist and pedagogista, together with the municipality of Reggio Emilia and several local administrators and citizens, created the Reggio Emilia network of municipal preschools and infant-toddler centres and developed the Reggio Emilia Approach® educational project.
With a theme taken from the title of an Italian poem, “No way. The hundred is there” – also the manifesto of the Reggio Emilia Approach®, the exhibition demonstrates the right to learn and educate, as well as the extraordinary potential of children’s “hundred languages”. Through the open and interactive space, the exhibition narrates the experiences at Reggio Emilia’s municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools which led to the development and expansion of innovative projects in pedagogy, architecture, the environment, politics, society, organization and management from the point of view of Loris Malaguzzi.
The centenary of the birth of Loris Malaguzzi (1920/2020) creates the opportunity, in Italy and around the world, to celebrate the pedagogist and share reflections and ideas on the present and the future of the Reggio Emilia Approach’s® educational project. Therefore, Global Embassy has organized this exhibition and experiential activity about the Reggio Emilia Approach®. The program includes:
- Exhibition “No way. The hundred is there.”
- Little Em’s Pre-school tour – the first official school with Reggio Children – Little Em’s Documentation
- Experiential activity: Atelier at Little Em’s Pre-school
Field trip to the Exhibition and Experiential activities on the Reggio Emilia Approach ®:
- Time: September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021
- Location: Global Embassy, 21 Pham Ngoc Thach, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
EXHIBITION AND EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVITIES
a. Exhibition “No way. The hundred is there.” celebrating 100 years of pedagogist Loris Malaguzzi
With a theme taken from the title of the Italian poem “No way. The hundred is here” – also the manifesto of the Reggio Emilia Approach®, the exhibition impressively demonstrates the right to learn and educate, as well as the extraordinary potential of children’s “hundred languages”. The exhibition includes:
- Introduction of Loris Malaguzzi
Loris Malaguzzi, educationalist and pedagogist, together with the municipality, and several local administrators and citizens, he contributed to building Reggio Emilia’s network of municipal preschools and infant-toddler centers and to developing the Reggio Emilia Approach® educational project.
- Educational projects at Reggio Emilia municipal preschools and infant-toddler centers
Education projects – such as “Imagine a forest”, “Plenary message”, “Piazza_Piazzze” – at Reggio Emilia municipal preschool and infant-toddler centers are reproduced and displayed at the exhibition. The documentations and videos here proposed, although belonging to different projects, are united by a single thread that unites them: the wonder, a moving emotion almost, and the awareness that is renewed every time we listen to the children when they talk, design, build, paint, move, play, discuss, etc. These are valuable materials for Reggio Emilia Approach educators and advocates.
- Standing on the shoulder of giants: Education by Vygotsky and Piaget
Not only inspired Malaguzzi to create the Reggio Emilia Approach ®, but they were also the two most influential psychologists in the field of Early Childhood Education worldwide and Vietnam . Some concepts such as “modeling method”, “learn and play with proximal developmental areas”, “teaching according to their liking”, “child-centered” and “project-based teaching” were all defined by Piaget and Vygotsky.
- Collaboration between Reggio Children and Global Embassy
Global Embassy is the official partner of Reggio Children for the promotion, development, and diffusion of the Reggio Emilia Approach® in Vietnam, thereby building a community using this approach in an official and authentic way.
b. Little Em’s Pre-school tour
Little Em’s is the first preschool of its kind in Vietnam with the official Reggio Emilia Approach integrated into the Vietnamese curriculum for children from 2 to 6 years of age.
c. Experiential Activity on the Atelier
The Atelier is one of the places that support the child’s cognitive process to be visible through the expressive process, which is a path leading to creative development through divers and provocative materials. It assists teachers and adults in understanding the process of how children learn, how children invent autonomous vehicles of expressive and have freedom through their cognition.
This experiential activity will help attendees answer questions:
- How does creativity occur during the process of exploration and interaction with materials at the Atelier?
- What makes the importation of the materials to children’s creativity?
- Why do materials in the Atelier need to be setup interrelated and stimulating?
d. Duration: 150 minutes
e. Service Fee: 350,000VND/person
f. Exhibition Layout
|Ms. Phan Thi Tuy Anh