Reggio Emilia




The Reggio Emilia pedagogy is used to enhance the learning at Oakdale.  It is based on ten principles:

  • An emergent curriculum – building on the interests of pupils
  • Project work – in-depth studies encouraging deeper understanding
  • Representational development – using multiple forms of representation to show understanding
  • Collaboration – encouraging pupils to discuss, critique, compare, hypothesise and problem-solve
  • Teachers as researchers – teachers as learners alongside the child
  • Documentation – using a range of media to document pupils’ learning and understanding
  • Environment – using the environment as the ‘third teacher’
  • Teacher role – to facilitate, inspire and assess
  • Projects – should be concrete and personal, engaging from real experiences
  • Media – experience and explore a range of media to evidence the learning journey