Reggio Emilia

“The child’s intelligence is still something in which we have to believe—we have to believe that the child is a bearer and constructor of his own intelligence. If we are ready to accept this, then we will modify many of our relations with him, many of our languages. And a school will also, in some way, adapt to a child who is a constant provider of tests, requests, and intelligent research.”

– Loris Malaguzzi

Amitai 2013

 

“I would also say that this anxiety and this passion for searching clearly mobilizes everything—the whole person, the whole child. This child is a born researcher. I would say that in our research together for things that we do not know, searching for things that can improve our relations, all this in some way, not only produces a marvelous understanding between the adult and the child, but, I believe, forms the directional axis where intelligence is fueled and I will say it increases his expansive capacity to relate to things or between things and therefore it is through dialogue, inquiries, researching for things and relations between things and events which to me seems to be the essence—the massive force—of what we call intelligence.”

– Loris Malaguzzi