Technology: A Tool for Knowledge Construction in a Reggio Emilia Inspired Teacher Education Program

Hong, Seong B.; Trepanier-Street, Mary
October 2004
Early Childhood Education Journal;Oct2004, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p87
Academic Journal
This article describes the application of technology in Reggio Emilia inspired early childhood and teacher education programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. We have found that technology used in a Reggio inspired program can be a valuable tool for the representation and organization of ideas, collaboration among a specific learning community, visualization and reflection on thinking, and communication of learning to the broader community. Our experiences and reflections suggest that the integration of technology in a Reggio inspired curriculum supports knowledge construction of both children and student teachers.


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