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ReFocus Journal Issue 04

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • Learning from Laos: Children and environments' by Architect John Waldron
  •  'ReMida Denmark: The function of materials in places of imagination' by  Karen Eskesen
  • 'Danish Preschools UK Study Week reviews' by Sarah McGahern, Sue Cleaver and Tricia Yates
  • 'Focus on Herefordshire' by Sue Peasgood
  • 'Elemental materials'  by Robin Duckett 
  • The Drama of Clay'  by artist Sally Brown
  • 'Open Space, Open Air, Open Minds' by (Kingswood Centre) by Rachel Wells
  • 'Sophie's Story' by Trish Prescott and Wendy Lowe

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 05

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

 Articles include:

  • 'The House of Objects' by  Elaine Mason
  • The 'Inside-Out' Project: Can the physical environment be a 'teacher' in itself?' by Mary Featherstone
  • 'Focus on Buckinghamshire' by  Yvonne Davies
  • 'Learning Journeys: Green Croft Children's Centre'  by Catherine Davenport
  • 'Uncertainty and Knowing' by Annette Poulson and Cath Dennis
  • 'Placing and Arranging, No Glue' by Solveig Morris
  • 'The Role of the Educator is to Stir Things Up'  by Marika Gedin
  • 'Threads: The Real and Hidden World of Nature' by Linda Lines

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 06

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles include:

  • 'Professional Amnesia: A suitable case for treatment'  by  Mary Jane Drummond
  • 'Acting Up: Leadership and responsibility'  by Peter Dixon
  • 'Playing and Learning Outdoors'  by Jan White
  • 'Pedagogical Documentation' by Chris Holmes and Chris Merrick
  • 'Community of Enquiry: Do hedgehogs dream?' by Adam Turner
  • 'The Energy of Conviviality and Imagination: Exploring and developing ideas through dance and music' by Maria Mernin and Cath Reding
  • 'Acting up: Leadership and Responsibility' by Peter Dixon

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 07

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • 'When Pedagogy and Atelier Meet'  by Claudia Guidici 
  • 'From Display to Visable Thinking' by  Debi Keyte Hartland
  • 'Making Art: Beauty, Metaphor and Relationships'  by Jess Tomlinson
  • 'Rethinking Resources'  by  Emma Pace
  • 'Non-Verbal Storytelling' by Mike Akers and Sandra Barefoot
  • 'Everyday Creativity''  by  Melodie Glass and Eloise Robinson
  • 'With Inclusion and Creativity in Mind'  by Louise Jackson

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 08

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • The Fascinator Trap - Jane Bravery
  • Exploring in a Cambridge Forest - Ruth Sapsed and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs
  • What's the problem, guys? - Mariette Heaney
  • Exchange and dialogue with Sweden - Emma Pace
  • Ready-packaged or well-rooted? - Annica Wennstrom
  • The Wonder of Learning: The Cultural Challenge from Reggio - Speech by Harold Gothson
  • Interview with Jan Millikan - Lella Gandini, Elin Swedenmark and Judith Allen Kaminsky
  • Spirals - Kirsty Liljegren

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 09

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • Conversations with Loris Malaguzzi - Jorn Moestrup and Karin Eskesen 
  • A Generous Environment - Diane Rich, Mary Jane Drummond and Cathy Myer
  • On an education for being -Jacqui Cousins
  • A Place to Be - Review - Emma Pace
  • Reflecting on the Refelective Cycle - Deborah Aguirre Jones and Liz Elders
  • Careless talk costs lives - Robin Duckett
  • What's in a name ? - Mick Waters

£3.00

ReFocus Journal Issue 10

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles include:

  • Ways into the Woods by Deb Wilenski
  • Inspiring Creativity by Johanna Scott
  • Reggio Children International Network by Debi Kyte Hartland/Emma Pace
  • Traces from Reggio by Margot Meuwig and Tienke Van Der Werf
  • Venturing out by Chris Holmes
  • Opening up to ideas by Tracey Hutchinson
  • Focus on North Yorkshire by Paula Willis
  • Artists' Interventions by Penny Hay
  • Materials and Imagination by Gail Alder
  • Watch the Ripples Spread by Andrea Gray
  • A Community of Learners by Nicki O'Brien and Vicki Whittaker
  • The Developing Brains and Minds of Young Children by Mary Fawcett

£3.00

ReFocus Journals (set)

The ReFocus Journal is Sightlines Initiative’s early years publication exploring reflective and creative pedagogical practice in the UK: it draws on the wealth of experience and expertise developed in the UK and is a means of sharing learning journeys, philosophy, and experiences amongst the ReFocus Network and wider and international early years community.

The set contains issues 1 to 10 of the Journals, and is a massive resource bank of articles exploring  creative and relational pedagogy, book reviews, position pieces, articles project accounts and much more.

A downloadable full list of all the articles in ReFocus journals 1 - 10 is HERE

£20.00

Reggio Tutta

Commissioned by Reggio Emilia's tourist board, the children of Reggio Emilia's preschools have made a  portrait of the city, along with essays, contributions, and notes on the educational context.

"At night the sky talks to the trees. The trees make a kind of music that comes out of their leaves and the flowers, too; the wind is the loudest music, the air is softest. It's the seed that, when it gets big, says "pine", but in silence, under the ground, and then the tree remembers its name.. "
The way the children recount their personal experiences and sentiments  depict  a city that is positive, livable, and welcoming: drawings of streets, squares, monuments, churches and buildings.

Published by Reggio Children (2001)

£30.00

Shoe & Meter

First approaches to the discovery, workings, and uses of measures: from a project in the Diana Preschool.

In the story told here, the children are confronted with a real life situation: the school needs another work table, one that will be identical to the others, the same size and same shape. So what can we do? The children suggest that we call in a carpenter and ask him to build us the table. But how can we show him what we want? The carpenter says: 'Give me all the measurements and I'll make you the table'. The children agree to give him all the measurements. But the carpenter immediately puts them on guard by asking: 'Do you know how to measure?'

 Published by Reggio Children (1997)

An important book for all those interested in how to work with children on 'real-life' mathemetical learning experiences.

£14.00

The Diary of Laura

Perspectives on a Reggio Emilia Diary 

Through the voices of Carolyn Edwards and Carlina Rinaldi this book presents a powerful tool of observation, reflection and professional development for educators.

An assemblage of affectionately written notes and photographs, the original diary chronicles the journey of one child’s first month in a infant-toddler centre in Reggio Emilia.

It includes international reflections on the significant learning from educators' diary of a young child in a Reggio Emilia infant-toddler centre.

Published by Redleaf Press (2008)

£25.00