We will be reading two books for our next selection. Come and join us for the first of our conversations about these titles. All our welcome!
The Logic of Action: Young Children at Work by Frances Hawkins
· ISBN-10: 0870811614
· ISBN-13: 978-0870811616
David Hawkins and the Pond Study, documented by Elizabeth Kellogg
· ISBN-10: 1450031129
· ISBN-13: 978-1450031127
Loris Malaguzzi was influenced by the writings of David Hawkins, an American philosopher interested in science and education. Among other concepts, Hawkins insisted that teachers need to be learners, as well as children. In turn, David Hawkins was deeply influenced by the work of his wife, Frances Hawkins, who was committed to documenting and studying children’s learning processes. Malaguzzi and Hawkins met in 1988. “Both believed in the importance of seeing children’s processes of learning through action and also of renewing oneself with an open mind. Upon such a common base each was able to learn from the other” (Gandini, 2008).