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Beyond Best Practice

Posted 24 May 2013 — by Jennifer
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Twice yesterday I was confronted with the question, “Isn’t Reggio just best practice?”

The Reggio Approach uses documentation for research and professional development, which in turn promotes analysis and self-reflection of daily practice and processes of learning. Entering into a Reggio-inspired classroom one would expect to see an attitude of respect, of listening, and other “best practices,” but beyond teaching strategies, maybe it is the belief in the rights of children, a strong image of the child, and a deep relationship with the community that sets the Approach apart? Maybe it is a different point of view, stemming from this strong image of the child, of education? Maybe it is the inseparable relationship and solidarity among the values of the Approach?

I am interested in hearing the thoughts of others.