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The Environment as the Third Teacher

Environment as the Third Teacher

The Reggio Emilia philosophy views the environment as the third teacher, a space for providing numerous opportunities for children to explore, experiment, develop their ideas, and test their theories. It should encourage collaboration and communication, exploration and discovery, inspiration and intrigue, and be a place for research. Well thought out aesthetically rich environments readily engage …
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Experimenting with Creative Expression through Watercolours…

Magic of watercolours

Watercolour Experiment Watercolours are a key artistic medium used within any atelier space. They provide the possibility for creative expression, sensory exploration, and scientific experimentation. Many of our tamariki (children) use watercolours to experiment with the limitless marks that can be created. One child explores the possibilities of forming droplets of colour on the paintbrush. Another …
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What is the Future of Education?

Recently, MiNDFOOD editors asked Bear Park to comment on an interesting question: “What is the future of education?” This felt like an enormous question to respond to, so we’d also love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a vision of what schools of the future could look like? Or an opinion on the role …
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