Why do we work with children on projects at Bloomsbury?

We are often asked why we support children’s learning through long-term project work. So what is a ‘project’? Well, we describe it as adult or child-initiated work which is sustained over a long period of time; which can often be several months.

A project will begin with a discussion amongst children or perhaps an artefact presented by adults (we call this a ‘provocation’) and these discussions go on to generate children’s theories. We then support children to investigate their theories and help them with their problem-solving. We think they learn best this way.

“Once children are helped to perceive themselves as authors and inventors, once they are helped to discover the pleasures of inquiry, their motivation and interest explode.”

Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia

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