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“Making Learning Visible”

“Making Learning Visible: Children as Individuals and Group Learners” chronicles a research project carried out from 1997 to 1999 by Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and by Reggio Children. The project involves teachers and pedagogistas from the Municipal Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools of Reggio Emilia and researchers at Project Zero.

Designing a Butterfly Garden

Recently, some of our SK students, Jerry, Caden and Rafael, began to create a butterfly garden using recycled materials, rocks, glass pebbles, and artificial flowers.  Very early on in this process they retrieved the models of a butterfly, caterpillar, chrysalis and egg, and used these to begin to create an imaginary story.  Already on the light table was an iron butterfly creation.

A butterfly story emerges…

  • “There’s two butterflies. They are daddy butterflies.” (Rafael)
  • “No. One is the Mommy. The Mommy butterfly came back to see her son.” (Caden)
  • “OK.  Mine is really a birdie in a butterfly costume.” (Rafael)