What life skills can my child develop with this course and how will these skills be implemented?

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One of the key principles of the Reggio approach is the fact that children have rights when it comes to their learning. The child is put at the centre and is treated as a ‘knowledge bearer’. By valuing children in this way educators put more emphasis on really listening to the children. Educators are expected to listen and give ample time and space to children to express themselves. Children in Reggio settings are active constructors of knowledge, and they are encouraged to be ‘researchers’. Most of the educational experiences at Reggio take the form of projects, where children have opportunities to actively participate, explore, and question things. There is also a very strong emphasis on the social development of children as part of a community and their relationships to other children, their families and teachers.

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