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Scintillae – Play and Learning in the Digital Age 

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 10, 2023 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Scintillae – Play and Learning in the Digital Age 
A unique workshop in collaboration with educators from Reggio Emilia, Italy!
Manchester, New Hampshire

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2023 is thrilled to offer educators a rare hands-on learning opportunity to learn with members of the Scintillae team from the Fondazione Reggio Children—Centro Loris Malaguzzi in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Scintillae – Play and Learning in the Digital Age, will be a full-day pre-institute workshop on July 10th at the site of CMK 2023 in Manchester, New Hampshire USA.This workshop is named after scintillae – play and learning in the digital age, an experimental research project led by the Fondazione Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi. The word “scintillae” means small sparks or flashes, and reminds us that being attuned to the smallest of sparks is a crucial part of understanding learning.

“In our digital age, scintillae represents a learning context characterized by a natural and playful approach to digital technology, where the physical and digital worlds interact, creating unexpected and unusual encounters for learning, designing and building knowledge and images together.“

What is scintillae?

The workshop will explore these ideas in a full-day experience, led by Barbara Donnici and an atelierista from the scintillae team. One of the many gifts Reggio Emilia has given to the world is the process of documentation – observing, interpreting, and communicating artifacts, interactions, and experiences in order to make invisible thinking visible. Although widely recognized as the best preschools in the world, the powerful ideas of the Reggio Emilia Approach can and should inform teaching any subject at any age.scintillae aims to create and offer contexts where the expressive potential of play and digital tools generate ideas, connections and new knowledge. The project is based on the assumption that the playful dimension is part of every day learning and that children actively build, through reciprocity and sharing, a model of the world through play. In our digital age, scintillae represents a learning context characterized by a natural and playful approach to digital technology, where the physical and digital worlds interact, creating unexpected and unusual encounters for learning, designing and building knowledge and images together. (learn more about the scintillae research project)In the spirit of reciprocity, a critical value of the Reggio Emilia Approach, Monday’s scintillae workshop leaders will then participate in the Constructing Modern Knowledge institute as co-learners.

Learn more about this very special event at https://constructingmodernknowledge.com/reggio/

Details

Date:
July 10
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Cambridge, MA 02238 United States