|Seminar on the pedagogical approach of Reggio-Emilia organized in Hanoi.|
The seminar was organized jointly by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Education and Training. It marked the 100 e anniversary of the birth of Loris Malaguzzi, an eminent Italian pedagogue.
During the seminar, Antonio Alessandro, Ambassador of Italy to Vietnam, said that the pedagogy of Reggio-Emilia was an innovative educational model in Italian preschool developed by Loris Malaguzzi after the end of World War II. Currently, this method is popular in 140 countries, including Vietnam.
This pedagogy is based on an educational philosophy based on each child with high potential, free to develop and use a hundred languages according to Malaguzzi's terms.
As a result, the learning environment is a pillar of this pedagogy after teachers and parents. It highlights the acquisitions, understanding and creativity of the students. The advantage of this approach is the favorable character of the localization of the programs, the integration of the traditional and cultural values of each country and the balance with the factor of integration.
Ngô Thi Minh, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, expressed his gratitude for the interest of the Italian Embassy in the development of preschool education in Vietnam. The aim of this seminar was to present widely an Italian educational model for the benefit of preschool education in Vietnam.
According to M me Minh, with an approach to education based on promoting the hidden abilities of children, respecting them, creating the best conditions for them to live and develop, the pedagogy of Reggio has similarities with the pre-school education concept of Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training, which is also child-centered.
“I know that this approach involves simple objects in nature and a close, friendly, sophisticated and emotional environment, allowing children to promote creativity, flexibility, emotional development and language. Thus, it is possible to apply this approach to schools in areas with difficult socio-economic conditions. This is an advantage over some early childhood education methods which require a lot of teaching material ", estimated M me Minh.
The Reggio-Emilia pedagogy is tested at Little Em's Pre-school, a kindergarten at 3 e district of Ho Chi Minh City. It was Global Embassy, a Vietnamese educational organization that introduced and developed this model in Vietnam.
During the seminar, the Vietnamese-Australian artist, singer, songwriter, Bùi Vu Thanh (known to the Vietnamese public under the pseudo Thanh Bùi) concluded: "We know that every student's learning path is unique. We hope that all of our young people will form a solid foundation to contribute to the development of our country."
Text and photo: Minh Thu /CVN
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