UH West O'ahu to host internationally acclaimed Reggio Emilia exhibit

"The Wonder of Learning" illustrates the "hundred languages of children"

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604
Public Info Officer, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jul 10, 2013

The Wonder of Learning
The Wonder of Learning

The University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu will host The Wonder of Learning: the Hundred Languages of Children, an internationally renowned traveling exhibition of the infant-toddler centers and preschools of the Istituzione Municipality of Reggio Emilia Italy, from July 11 - December 7 in the UH West O'ahu Library.

The eye-opening exhibit will make its first trip across the Pacific Ocean, and illustrates the acclaimed Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning, and the core belief that the child is capable. The exhibit provides a setting to engage in discussion about early childhood education and continue the dialogue about the establishment of a quality early learning system for all of Hawai'i's keiki.

The Wonder of Learning is composed of six thematic areas: Introduction, Dialogues with Places, Dialogues with Material, Ray of Light, The Enchantment of Writing, and Ideas and Projects. These themes are delivered through a sequence of interconnected micro-places that can be viewed separately. The micro-places include seating areas, tables, reference areas, sofas and film areas to allow in-depth views of children's and teachers' processes, adults' roles, working tools, and more.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by UH West O'ahu, Mid-Pacific Institute, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, Kamehameha Schools, the Atherton Foundation, UH Manoa College of Education and PATCH. The Wonder of Learning is free and open to the public during UH West O'ahu Library hours.

About UH West O‘ahu

The University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood Education as well as more than 25 other degrees and certificates. The University is currently accepting applications for fall 2013. The final application deadline is Aug. 1.

UH West O‘ahu became a four-year, regional comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The University offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. UH West O‘ahu serves approximately 2,000 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus that opened in the City of Kapolei in 2012. For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, twitter.com/uhwestoahu, facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call 689-2800 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.