Philosophical approaches

Philosophical approaches

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Research reviews

The Steiner approach

A description of some of the key principles underpinning Steiner education.

The Pikler/Resources for Infant Educarers™ approach

A summary of the key tenets of the Pikler/RIE philosophy of early childhood care and education.

The Reggio Emilia approach

An introduction to key concepts underpinning the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.

The Montessori approach

An introduction to the key components of the Montessori approach to early childhood education.


Children’s voices in early childhood curriculum

Professor Marek Tesar (University of Auckland) and Dr Vicki Hargraves discuss the importance of incorporating children’s voices in to curriculum design and implementation in early childhood settings.



Listening to children for child-centred practice

The key insights from our webinar with Marek Tesar exploring the vital role of children's voices in early childhood education.
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