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The concept of ‘pedagogy’ has become increasingly important as a frame of reference for debate about teaching and learning. In this book the authors analyze and explore contemporary ideas of pedagogy through the work of key figures including Freire, Montessori, and Vygotsky, and explain how a new conception of pedagogy could transform educational institutions, particularly schools.


We start with the premise that good teachers are intellectually curious about pedagogy.

You can reach Reggio Emilia from Bologna in less than an hour. The road traverses the fertile river valley of the Po, following the line of the ancient Via Emilia, the Roman road that crossed the region from east to west. This is the route that Bruno Ciari and others would have taken when he returned from the Second World War with a mission to revolutionise the schooling of their home district.

Half a century on, Reggio Emilia has one of the world's most renowned early years systems. Educationalists from all over the world have followed the Via Emilia to seek out and wonder at the opportunities provided for the children of that ...

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