Sightlines Initiative

promoting creative and reflective practice in early childhood education

Diary Library

This Blog (or Diary) section has a broad mix of articles, reflections, comments, position pieces, as well as requests and information from Network members. It is becoming quite a comprehensive library. You can browse using the categories and search modules to the left.

Do contact us with your suggestions for new articles - and we really appreciate comments and other feedback.
Robin Duckett
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"What's life like for the worms?"

On the 14th May, as part of our conference on the work and influence of Loris Malaguzzi, our friend and colleague Professor Gunilla Dahlberg will be discussing the transforming of awareness and practice amongst Swedish educators and preschools in the  Swedish Reggio Emilia Network.  The intriguing title comes from  child's question in one of their schools, which helped the educators develop.

It is a journey of 'learning to listen' – going beyond 'doing': "When we began we loved the idea of project work – but we didn't actually listen to the children!"

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A rich and literate world of encounter, discovery and meaning-making ...

I've been discussing and developing the content for our November 28th Conference, focussing on Literacy and Meaning-Making in Early Childhood and Primary Education in Greenwich, London; we have a rich and exciting day in store! The programme, introductions, and suggestions for preparatory reading are now here .

http://www.sightlines-initiative.com/14-/185-conference-programme-reading-recommendations-november-2015.html

We look forward to hearing from our colleagues in Reggio Emila and the UK, and hope you will join us for this inspirational day.

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