The interpretation of the ideas from Reggio Emilia in this book are from the writer’s perspective. Everything an individual learns is subjective. That is, individuals process information and interpret it in their own way.
The following explanation of the philosophies from Reggio Emilia may not be the same explanation that another educator may give. It is an Australian interpretation developed from many years of thinking and reflecting on these ideas and what they might mean for the Australian early childhood education context.
This interpretation is contestable and may challenge the reader to think beyond dominant discourses of some early childhood practice in Australia. This interpretation does not seek to be ‘right’ but is offered in the spirit of critical thinking and hopes to bring about change in Australian early childhood contexts by encouraging critical reflection in practice.