Course Description

Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE

Diane Kashin

Diane is a registered early childhood educator in the province of Ontario. She has taught early childhood education at both the degree and the diploma level and is now retired from teaching. Diane presents workshops and keynote addresses in Ontario, across Canada and internationally. During the time of COVID, Diane has been writing online content and presenting webinars. Diane’s doctoral thesis: The Impact of Emergent Curriculum can be accessed here. She has also co-written three ECE textbooks: Empowering Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education (2016) Playing and Learning in Early Childhood Education (2019) Outdoor and Nature Play in Early Childhood Education (2019) with Dr. Beverlie Dietze. Diane has visited the pre-primary schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy during three study tours in 2006, 2011 and 2018. Diane writes a blog to support professional learning in early childhood education: Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research. You can also find Diane on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction and Intentions

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Intentions

    • Discussion Forum One: Initial Thoughts on the Reggio Emilia Approach

  • 2

    Background and History

    • Introduction

    • Reggio Emilia Study Tour

    • Models and Approaches

    • History

    • Loris Malaguzzi.pdf

    • Theoretical Underpinnings

    • Discussion Forum Two: How Will You Carry on the Legacy of Malaguzzi

  • 3

    The Foundation

    • Values, Beliefs and Principles

    • Pedagogy and Philosophy

    • The Twelve Guiding Principles

    • Education Based on Relationships

    • Discussion Forum Three: How Do the Principles Resonate?

  • 4

    Reflection and Research

    • Quotes to Provoke

    • Resources

    • Final Reflection