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  • Discover how you can nurture children's development of creativity and the creative use of artistic, natural or recycled materials as you learn alongside Atelierista, Roberta Pucci, who for seven years, shared her brilliance with others in her work at The Loris Malaguzzi Center of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

  • Explore perspectives of design as we consider the use of different kinds of creative tools and materials.

  • Uncover a new perspective that invites us to think of every material as having a 'natural grammar'. Consider how the specific characteristics and qualities, resulting from its nature, brings to children possibilities for creative expression and transformative creativity.

Here's what's inside...

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    Welcome to Sundays with Susan

    • How to Navigate this Event and Access Your Certificate of Completion

    • Welcome from Susan Wright, Founder, Nurtured Inspirations

    • Getting to Know You

    • Your Thoughts On The Language of Materials

    • Pre-session Download

    • Visit the 'Roberta Pucci Lab'

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    Roberta Pucci ~ The Language of Matter

    • Susan Wright Introducing Roberta Pucci

    • Archived Dialogue Sunday, March 1, 2020

    • Personal Reflections Download

    • Discussion Forum

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    Your next steps...

    • Closing Remarks from Susan Wright

    • Before you go...

    • Additional Resources

Educational Thought Leaders

Roberta Pucci

Roberta has always been interested in the creative process. When she was a child, she loved to cut out figures from magazines, then she put them in a bag, randomly took some out and used them to invent stories. She thinks she is still doing something similar with her work, finding new connections between things, materials, and people. She holds workshops, courses and presentations about the development of creativity and the creative use of artistic, natural or recycled materials. She also designs different kinds of creative tools – paper works, pedagogical documentations, books, and pictures. Her work is nurtured and influenced by three main areas of her professional training: design thinking, art therapy, and the Reggio Approach. She worked as atelierista in a pre-school for seven years and at the Loris Malaguzzi Center of Reggio Emilia, with groups of teachers from all over the world. Through this interconnected knowledge, She tries to make every person or group express their unique potential, that naturally leads to a more active, authentic relationship with the environment and with others. robertapuccilab.com is a place you can freely explore, meeting some of her works, thoughts, and research, that will hopefully be inspiring for your work and life. On her website, the grammar of matter is a free group you are welcome to join. You can consider it as a big room dedicated to the creative exploration of any kind of material. Here we can share experiences, questions, images and ideas about materials, with interested people from different countries and fields - education, art, design, social, therapy... and others.

Founder, Nurtured Inspirations

Susan Wright

For over 32 years, Susan Wright has shared a passion with educators and parents who guide, nurture, and inspire children. Working collaboratively with children, she works alongside educators and parents to make visible children’s thinking as a way to honour each child’s human experience and unique ways of being. As a teacher, researcher, author, and pedagogical leader, Susan brings a fresh perspective to education through the relationships she builds with educators and parents. As the Founder of the newest collective in education, Susan created Nurtured Inspirations as a way to connect globally with individuals and teams of educators and parents looking to share together as intellectual partners building learning relationships alongside children. Susan travels internationally and collaborates virtually with those wishing to build lasting learning partnerships that share in rich educational endeavours. Susan has visited schools in Canada, the United States, and Italy to study children’s thinking and learning, and to engage in pedagogical dialogue around educator practise.