Reggio Emilia Wonder of Learning Exhibit... Through a Jewish Lens
Temporary Exhibit Location: Williamsburg North Side School, Brooklyn, NY
Reggio Inspired School Change
We are including this amazing exhibition and these resources as part of our Site Visits since we led four different guided educator trips there in 2015.
Wonder of Learning was an exhibition of the infant-toddler centers and preschools of the Istituzione Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
During our trip we understood better the role documentation plays in elevating the voices of children in their learning and wondering about the world and the approach educators take in capturing and curating those stories. The exhibit had strict rules governing what we could photograph and what we could not, therefore only some of the extensive exhibit was able to be added to our photo journal from our visit. The two amazing spaces that we feature in the photo journals includes the Nature Atelier and the White/Black Room. We also set up a type of video camera booth and asked our visiting educators to share a few immediate reflections with us. A collection of these responses is shared below as well.
Documents created or referenced during the visits and processing sessions with educators to support their learning:
Jewish Texts and Reggio Emilia teachings side by side.
The JECEI Lenses created by the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative.
Reflection Template: Jewish and Reggio Lenses - a guide to accompany specific panels and areas of the exhibit encouraging reflections and conversations about the connections between the Reggio and Jewish lenses.
The 100 Languages of Children Meets the 70 Faces of Torah, Rabbi Jeffrey Schein and Deborah Schein.
Resources for further learning on this topic:
- See our more extensive Child-Centered Constructivist Learning Resource Guide for these and other carefully selected resources to help guide your learning and exploration of this educational approach.