Early childhood’s aesthetic experience in the digital age: perspectives and connections – – –

Pedagogista Lorenzo Manera will be joining the Provincial Centre for an online (Zoom) conversation on Tuesday, August 27th from 1:00-3:00PM EST. Please RSVP by Friday, August 23rd.

What is the importance of the aesthetic dimension in today’s ECEC contexts? What defines an aesthetic experience, and how can it be provided in practical terms? During the presentation/dialogue, the epistemological aspects defining the aesthetic education in educational centers for early childhood will be explored by analyzing both phenomenological and pedagogical perspectives. Finally, the relationship between natural and digital elements in today’s learning environments will be analyzed.

About the guest speaker:
Lorenzo Manera (1989) holds a master degree in pedagogy and is currently attending the Doctoral school in Human Sciences at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, under the tutoring of Annamaria Contini, Professor of Aesthetics. He has studied in Italy, in Germany at the Universität Regensburg, and in the US at Augusta University (GA). He is part of the Italian research unit for the European project “Stories”, and as pedagogical advisor, has been a researcher in the project “The Educating City: teaching and learning processes in cross-media ecosystem” , as member of the Reggio Children – Loris Malaguzzi Centre Foundation team. He is currently a pedagogical advisor for a research project funded by the Lego Foundation and the Reggio Children – Loris Malaguzzi Centre Foundation. His most recent publication is titled “The aesthetic experience in the Reggio Emilia Approach

This event is the third in the ‘becoming-pedagogists exposure series’, intended to nurture the dispositions and sensitivities that are at the heart of pedagogical work.

Update on August 26th: Registration for this event has now closed. The Centre appreciates your interest, and will be sharing reflections on this exposure in the coming weeks. Please join our mailing list to receive invitations to our ongoing exposure series.