Documentation Studio: Resources
Resources from Project Zero
Visible Learners: Based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, the book Visible Learners highlights learning through interpreting objects and artifacts, group learning, and documentation to make students' learning evident to teachers. Visible classrooms are committed to five key principles: that learning is purposeful, social, emotional, empowering, and representational. The book includes visual essays, key practices, classroom and examples.
Making Learning Visible: Making Learning Visible draws attention to the power of the group as a learning environment and documentation as a way to see and shape how and what children are learning. MLV is based on collaborative research conducted by Project Zero researchers with teachers from the Municipal Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and preschool through high school teachers and teacher educators in Massachusetts.
Resources for Designing Learning Exhibits
The Documentation Studio at Wheelock College hosted exhibit designer Will Twombly at its December 4, 2012 Open Studio. In this 24-minute video, Will leads a group of educators through the process of designing learning exhibitions.
Will Twombly shared a chapter called "Write and Design with the Family in Mind" from the book Connecting kids to History with Museum Exhibitions. This chapter, written by Judy Rand, is a great resource for educators because it offers design features that can be used when creating an exhibit that includes significant text and content.
Download the book chapter (pdf).