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Fondazione Reggio Children promotes research and solidarity projects in the educational area, starting from the experience of the infant-toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia.

Fondazione Reggio Children is a research centre that promotes projects in the educational field and at the same time redefines the very concept of research.

In recognizing research, starting from academic and scientific research, as an essential element to improve the quality of life of people and communities, Fondazione give value to research in the educational field as elaborated and implemented in the experience of infant-toddler centres and preschools in the city of Reggio Emilia. A research that appreciates and values diversity and dialogue, multidisciplinarity and circularity of knowledge, with an attitude of continuous innovation.

A research that does not exclude a quantitative investigation and assessment but enhances the qualitative dimension, in which the meaning is not only reconstructed by seeing and observing, is not only found in the surrounding nature waiting to be revealed but is constructed through the process.

Fondazione implements projects in different areas, in dialogue with partners who share the value of education so as to promote the well-being of communities.

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Research areas

Participation and common good

Participation and common good

According to Fondazione Reggio Children, it is a right of human beings to be socially represented, to be recognised, at any age, as constructors of culture, active subjects in the dynamics of social construction of the community.
Taste and wellbeing

Taste and wellbeing

To promote the right to wellbeing, Fondazione Reggio Children has set up a permanent research lab on topics such as food, food culture, and taste in children and adults.
Contexts and technologies in learning processes

Contexts and technologies in learning processes

“Education is made of complex interactions, many of which take place only if the environment is involved.” — Loris Malaguzzi
Sustainability

Sustainability

According to Fondazione, sustainability takes into account not only the environmental but also the economic and social dimension in a systemic and synergistic relationship.
Education and politics

Education and politics

Only the solidarity in action between education and politics can provide the conditions for all individuals to become capable of understanding, imagining, and evaluating the world in which they live.
Play and learning

Play and learning

Play as a right, play as learning and play that changes in the digital era is an important research topic that is the subject of several projects of Fondazione Reggio Children.
Academic and Scientific Research

Academic and Scientific Research

Fondazione Reggio Children promotes research in all its forms, including academic and scientific research.

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