ERIC Number: ED472727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Creating Rooms of Wonder: Valuing and Displaying Children's Work To Enhance the Learning Process.
Asserting that displaying childrens artwork with thoughtfulness and care benefits children, teachers, and families, this book offers teachers of 2- to 8-year-olds a primer of how to display childrens work and evidence of their thematic learning and project work. The ideas presented were inspired by the authors experiences in the British Infant Schools of England and the child care centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy and tested with teachers of young children. Chapter 1 discusses how displaying childrens work affirms their thoughts, ideas, and imagination; beautifies their world; communicates to others; documents what children learn; and extends and expands childrens learning. Chapter 2 presents the basics of display related to color, lines, texture, and composition. Chapter 3 concerns framing and mounting childrens work. Chapter 4 discusses the use of tables, shelves, windowsills and ledges, and boxes for display purposes. Chapter 5 offers suggestions for interactive bulletin boards. Chapter 6 concerns graphing, surveys, and categorizing. Chapter 7 deals with creating islands of beauty in the classroom. Chapter 8 offers suggestions for labeling displays. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for assessment. (Lists 20 resources and references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Children, Childrens Art, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Documentation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Preschool Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Student Projects
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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