Reggio Children | Loris Malaguzzi International Centre | Reggio Emilia Approach

Children constructors of their own learning, in relations with…

Preschools (3-6 years)

Learning is a subjective construction, taking place in relational contexts where spaces, materials, children, and adults are of fundamental importance.

Through documentary materials teachers, pedagogistas, and atelieristas will offer deeper examination of the forms of organisation, strategies, and choices in design that come together to shape learning groups.


Series: The Reggio Emilia Approach: deeper understanding

This webinar is for those who have already encountered the Reggio Emilia Approach and would like to investigate specific aspects and contents more deeply.



A series of Webinars

How children learn in groups: the role of adults and spaces.

All research in the field of psychology affirms that children, from birth, construct their learning in a relationship with the environment, with adults, and with peers.

So how can educational contexts create favourable conditions for the processes of constructing individual and group learning?

Using documentation, teachers and pedagogistas will offer reflections on the construction of learning contexts.

“Interaction between children and children has a foundational value in the first years of life. It is a need, a desire, and a vital necessity that every child brings with them, and they ask to be gratified through the provision and organisation of favourable situations.” (Loris Malaguzzi)

Often, although we are aware that working in groups is a particularly fertile context for children, it is limited to having them work in close proximity, at the same table, or with the same materials. Learning to work in a group is a long process, with a high level of adult responsibility. In fact, the space or environment in which the group is engaged, the composition of the group, the choices operated by the adult, the language they use, and the dynamics they more or less knowingly promote or inhibit are all decisively important.

Through documentation in video and images, teachers, atelieristas, and pedagogistas will offer deeper discussion on how to promote communicative exchange, the borrowing and lending of knowledge, and shared actions among children in learning contexts

Included in the cost

New for this season: on purchasing your live webinar you will now be able to replay and watch it for a limited time after the event.


- Q&A with teachers, educators, pedagogistas, and atelieristas who work, or have worked, in Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools, and with Reggio Children

- Reggio Children Webinar certificate of participation

- membership of the Reggio Emilia Approach digital community

- simultaneous translation into English

- bibliography

Info for participating in the webinar


Webinars will be conducted in Italian with simultaneous translation into English. Select your preferred language, Italian or English, by clicking “INTERPRETATION” on the Webinar platform.



All Webinar times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is local time in Italy. Please be careful to calculate what time this corresponds to in your own location before deciding which Webinar to sign up for.



One hour before your chosen webinar we will send a link to the email address provided during enrolment.

You can also connect to your webinar, one hour before the start, by clicking “connect” in your reserved area on the relevant webinar page.

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We will be using Zoom video conferencing for all the webinars. If you are using a phone or a tablet please download the Zoom app onto your device.

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We would advise you to use a laptop, desktop, or tablet rather than a phone. The webinars are very visual.



Under no circumstances may photographs or videos of speakers and their multimedia documentation/presentations be taken.

Educational material (multi media documentation in PowerPoint, video recordings etc.) presented during the Webinar, cannot be ceded, either to organizers or to participants.



A bibliography of reference reading material will be published the day after your Webinar.  You can find the reading list  in your reserved area, in WEBINARS AND WEB CONFERENCES, under the webinar you attended, in RESOURCES.  



The day after the event you will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the webinar you have attended in your reserved area. You can find the certificate in WEBINARS AND WEB CONFERENCES, under the webinar you attended, in RESOURCES



On Tuesday, September 29th, a recording of the live webinar will be made available in your reserved area, in the section WEBINARS AND WEB CONFERENCES, under RESOURCES on the relevant webinar page. The webinar recording will be available for you to replay until October 2nd.


Paola Cagliari

Paola Cagliari was a teacher in Reggio Emilia’s “Diana” municipal preschool, pedagogista in the Pedagogical Coordination, and Director of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia Municipality. For Reggio Children, she collaborates on realising projects involving research, publishing, exhibitions, and professional learning journeys, in Italy and abroad.

Sara De Poi

Sara De Poi has been an atelierista and video documentation maker with Reggio Children since 2005.
For Reggio Children, De Poi collaborates on the realisation of publishing projects, and professional learning journeys, through participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad.

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The Reggio Emilia Approach® is an educational philosophy based on the image of a child with strong potentialities for development and a subject with rights, who learns through the hundred languages belonging to all human beings, and grows in relations with others.