The Original Learning Approach: Weaving Together Playing, Learning, and Teaching in Early Childhood (Paperback)
Weave a tapestry of play and learning in your early childhood education practicesThe Original Learning Approach is a new reflective practice inspired by Reggio Emilia that allows children to learn and play naturally and at their own pace and can be applied to any pedagogical method, philosophy, or context. Influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach and AnjiPlay, the Original Learning Approach facilitates observation, imitation, and practice for learning through play. By incorporating wonder, curiosity, joy, knowledge, imagination, interaction, risk, time, reflection, and listening into children's play, this teaching lens will help early childhood professionals nurture continuous lifelong learners. With questions, reflections, and stories of practice, The Original Learning Approach will help early childhood educators create a range of inclusive types of play and play experiences focused on interacting with people, materials, nature, the indoors, time, and the children themselves. Cultivate learning in your program that allows children to learn naturally and at their own pace.
Suzanne Axelsson works as a pedagogical consultant using listening and philosophy with children as tools to improve democratic play and learning spaces in early childhood education. She works on the early years (EY) program at the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden. Suzanne has a masters in ECE and has traveled globally to hold keynotes, workshops, presentations, and visit EY settings.