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Dark winters and rainy days. A Nordic perspective on Reggio Emilia teaching in preschool settings.

Conference contribution
Authors Fredric Gunve
Published in Conference presentation at Relate North 2018 - Nord University, Nesna, Norway
Publication year 2018
Published at School of Design and Crafts
Language en
Keywords Pree school, reggio emilia, darkness, nordic, snow, rain, art based environmental education
Subject categories Nursing education, Pedagogical Work, Visual Arts


Lack of sunlight, cold weather, snow and rain are big parts of everyday life in Nordic schools and preschools. But what does this climate and environment do with the education, the educators and the children in relation to a Reggio Emilia perspective. In the pedagogical philosophy Reggio Emilia, a lot of focus has been on light; how children experience and explore different aspects and effects of and from light. But in the north, we must depend much more on artificial lights. In the presentation different concrete examples and methods of how darkness, cold, rain and snow can be explored as important parts of a north region art based environmental education will be presented and discussed. Examples and methods of doing art-based education will be taken from the ongoing art-based research project RAIN by Kajsa G. Eriksson and Fredric Gunve.

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