Sunday, 7 March 2010

Reggio a Pre School Philosphy of teaching Children

Sightlines the UK charity that supports the philosophy
  • Encourage reflective, creative early years work in all parts of the UK, through promotion, policy contributions, training, advocacy and consultancy
  • Establish a UK membership network for professionals and others to access information and materials aimed at developing environments which support children in learning
  • Demonstrate creative, reflective approaches to early learning through action research projects, mentoring and consultancy.
  • Develop a sustainable national resource centre

SI is a registered charity, with a large network of members from the UK and beyond and a small staff team of 5. Sightlines is governed by a board of Trustees drawn from the field of childhood education, and an informal Advisory team who oversee the strategic direction of the organisation.

The strategic aim is enable SI to become a national centre for innovation and expertise in early year’s education through a research and development programme of projects, training and evaluation, offering exemplars of good practice and sharing them nationally and internationally.

Sightlines works in three key areas:

Locally: Sightlines develops and supports long term creative thinking in action research projects with artists, educators and children in early years settings.
Nationally: Sightlines hosts the ReFocus Network. It is a nationwide learning community of over 1000 members connecting creative reflective practice and projects and influencing policy development in the UK. Sightlines organises continuous professional development opportunities for members and hosts an on-line documentation and project archive. 
Internationally: Sightlines is the UK reference point for Reggio Children facilitating the opportunity to learn from the Reggio experience. In 2006 Reggio Children established the Reggio Children International Network and Sightlines is a founding member of this network (20 countries). Since 1997 Sightlines has organised annual study visits to Reggio Emilia and has organised the hosting of exhibitions from Reggio in the UK. Sightlines now also organises annual study trips to Denmark and Sweden.  

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