A rich contribution to the ongoing international conversation about co- researching, teaching, and learning with children. Challenging the notion that curriculum ‘comes first’, and children follow dutifully, the authors foreground children as active, purposeful protagonists in their own learning. The authors have positioned themselves in a context informed by thinkers such as Malaguzzi, Dahlberg and Rinaldi. This beautifully presented narrative research will be an inspiration for those seeking to pursue humane and intellectually respectful forms of teaching and learning alongside children.
Honorary Associate Professor Macquarie University
This book has great potential to contribute to and extend the conversations around the inspirations from the educational project of Reggio Emilia. The context of the early years of school offers rich possibilities for dialogue amongst those teachers who might have considered themselves to be outside the ‘Reggio space’. This is a welcome contribution, and one that will no doubt be relevant to contexts outside the Australian one.
Dr Stefania Giamminuti
Author and Lecturer, Curtin University
This is a book for the head and heart. A recommended read indeed.
Author of the best selling book The Power of Inquiry