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  • Innovative training for Pre-school staff : Gladys Langa, Julia Green & Evelyn Dubazana from the Ububele Pre-school loved the Reggio Emilia training held at St Mary's School in Joburg from 24-26 June.  They learned lots of innovative ways to ensure the child is central to the learning experience.

    “It was a fantastic innovative approach that places the child central to the learning process,” Julia said. Älthough the availability of resources in our context does not allow for a full adoption of the approach due to the need for ä higher staff: child ratio, we can adopt ways of thinking about the child using the Reggio Emilia philosophy.”

    The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It was developed by Loris Malaguzzi, who was a teacher himself, and the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. After such a destructive event, people believed that children were in need of a new way of learning: the assumption was that people form their own personality during early years of development and, moreover, that children are endowed with "a hundred languages".

     

     

    The aim of this approach is teaching how to make them useful in everyday life. The programme is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. (See pic Gladys Langa, Julia Green & Evelyn Dubazana)

    Ububele on the world stage: Ububele impressed delegates at the recent World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Read more...

    Dischem donates blankets:The 65 children at the Ububele Pre-school, who are mostly from nearby Alexandra, were delighted to receive beautiful cosy blankets this winter from the Dis-Chem Foundation Read more...