This post explores the work of the late Italian artist, Bruno Munari (1907-1998). Munari was a self-proclaimed 'inventor artist writer designer architect illustrator player-with-children' (The Independent, 1998) whose creative practice intertwined with the education philosophies of Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori.
This post investigates the book chapter Learning to be free by the late American humanistic psychologist, Carl Rogers. The chapter was written in 1967, two years before his well-known 'Freedom to Learn' was published. Learning to be free explores the notion that human 'congruency' and curiosity serves as a catalyst for growth, empathy and understandings between oneself and the world. Rogers argues that these emerge from interconnected relationships between an individual's freedom from things and freedom to choose and be.
This post is an extract of a conversation between myself and Chris Celada published in the current edition of 'The Challenge,' Reggio Emilia Australia's quarterly journal. Chris is a teacher and Reggio Australia editorial board member. The conversation offered the opportunity for both of us to dig deeper into our philosophies, strategies and practices of working at the intersection of art and pedagogy.
This post explores 'Noguchi's Playscapes' - an exhibition on display at SFMOMA from July 15–November 26, 2017.
In this post I explore the question of 'what is a children's creative learning environment in an art museums?' I use my understandings of this question to consider how these interconnect and transform through the meanings of other terms such as 'space' and 'relational learning.'
This post reports on the 'Space, materials, the body: Researching young children's experiences in museum' symposium held at Manchester Metropolitan University on May 23, 2017.
This post looks at the technique of 'demonstrating' and how this can be used to facilitate children's learning with and through art.