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EJ474755 PS521102

Title: For an Education Based on Relationships.
Author(s): Malaguzzi, Loris
Source: Young Children, v49 n1 p9-12 Nov 1993
Publication Date: 1993
ISSN: 0044-0728
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141); Translations (170)
Journal Announcement: CIJAPR1994

Outlines the educational philosophy of Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the experimental preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, which focuses on providing a physical and social environment for learning through interactions among children, teachers, and parents. Discusses formation of communications networks and 12 principles for organizing small group work, including colearning, age similarity, symbolic play, and cognitive conflicts. (ME)

Descriptors: Classroom Environment; Cognitive Dissonance; *Cooperative Learning; *Educational Philosophy; *Group Dynamics; Peer Relationship; Preschool Education; Pretend Play; Social Cognition; *Teacher Student Relationship
Identifiers: Child Behavior; *Italy (Reggio Emilia)