The more I read and learn about neuro-diversity the more overwhelming it starts to feel.
There are articles about it, and reactions to the articles... but what I feel the most is that there is an "us and them" approach of which I feel absolutely no connection to whatsoever... I simply don't get it... and that can be part of my neuro-diversity in the sense that all these "us and them" definitions have been strange for me to truly comprehend... class, gender, race etc etc bec
Today in Sweden we celebrate 100 years of the right for the general public to vote - prior to that only 19% of the (wealthy) population had the right to vote. Of course this did not mean women... that decision was made 6 months later that they too had the right to vote. Sadly in Sweden this voting business has not gone so well for us this year... as we had elections in September and we are still without a government, because none of the political parties received enough votes
This is a post I have been thinking about writing for some time after reading a comment that preschoolers are not capable of metacognition... and yet I have seen young children thinking about thinking... and using it to their advantage. I would say that metacognition features strongly in young children's learning... it may not always be verbalised the way adults are used to being able to recognise it as metacognition.
For instance children, from the very start, observe and
The Relevance of Loris Malaguzzi in Early Childhood Education Introduction Loris Malaguzzi (1921-1994) is an educator from Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy. I will present a brief history of Malaguzzi and the beginnings of Reggio Emilia followed by some of the key concepts of his pedagogical philosophy. Then I will conclude with a discussion of how Malaguzzi has influenced the Swedish curriculum and the relevance of his work to current early childhood education. I find that ex