"The Wonder of Learning—The Hundred Languages of Children" EXHIBIT
Opening June 19, 2014!
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
June 19 through November 30, 2014
Museum Hours: Sun.-Sat. 9-5pm
The Wonder of Learning exhibit is free! Please mention that you saw the NMWOLC webpage or bring Wonder of Learning promotional materials to the museum registration desk to enter the exhibit for free. You must pay the museum admission fee if you are interested in seeing the rest of the museum.
"The Hundred Languages of Children" is a continuously updated traveling exhibit that has been telling the story of the Reggio Emilia educational experience worldwide to thousands of visitors for over 30 years. The exhibit bears witness to the originality and extraordinary nature of the years of research that have led the Reggio Emilia infant-toddler centers and preschools to become a point of reference for those who work in early childhood education worldwide.
The first two North American versions visited 48 cities in the United States and Canada from 1987 to 2008. "The Wonder of Learning" is the newest version of the exhibit and has visited 12 cities in North America since 2008. Over 35,000 participants have experienced a wide and evolving variety of professional development initiatives connected to the presence of the exhibit and aimed at advancing knowledge and action with regard to early childhood education.
The exhibition speaks to all those involved in schooling—teachers, pedagogues, psychiatrists, families, etc.—and to all members of the general public who believe that safeguarding educational processes and their evolution is of fundamental importance for society.
An innovative element of his exhibit is the setup structure. Like letters of the alphabet, the basic modules can be adapted to the various characteristics of the exhibition spaces, giving rise to different expressive and communicative structures as a vehicle for multiple meanings.
The various projects are communicated using different media: three-dimensional objects, videos, booklets, audio recordings, and so on, which can be associated with the same project to enable different levels of reading and study, and to afford visitors a personal approach according to their level of interest and competency.