Image of the child

Published by Lori Pickert on October 19, 2008 at 12:33 PM

 

Our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent, and most of all connected to adults and other children. — Loris Malaguzzi

[At the center] is the image of a child who is competent in building knowledge and a constant seeker of meanings. — The Hundred Languages Exhibit

To speak to the world about children’s infinite wealth of potential, their ability to wonder and investigate, their ability to co-construct their knowledge through active and original relational processes; this has always been [our] primary objective... — The Hundred Languages Exhibit

When the adult can no longer be surprised and enthusiastic about what children do, then the role of the teacher is over for that person.

The problem, then, is to become aware of what is happening right under our eyes. — Loris Malaguzzi

 

4 comments

Comment by amy on October 19, 2008 at 09:55 PM

lovely thoughts for my day- thanks!

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 20, 2008 at 03:42 AM

you’re very welcome, amy, and thank you for your nice comment :^)

Comment by Courtney on October 20, 2008 at 11:54 AM

I'm loving this series of quotations ... certainly helps motivate me on a rather lethargic (and early!) Monday morning. Thank you!

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 20, 2008 at 02:17 PM

thank you, courtney!

ideas. caffeine for your brain. ;^)

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