25 de set. 2013

The Hundred Languages of Children


Fent cas a en Frank Sabaté, avui he començat a llegir un llibre que es diu Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, de la Sylvia Libow Martinez i en Gary Stager. Pel títol ja podeu intuir que tracta temes molt relacionats amb tot allò que fem a UdiGital.edu i també amb els projectes que he desenvolupat a l'Índia.

M'ha agradat trobar-me aquest poema només de començar el llibre. És d'en Loris Malaguzzi, fundador de la filosofia educativa de Reggio Emilia, centrada en preescolar i primària.
The Hundred Languages of Children

No way. The hundred is there.

The child
is made of one hundred.
The child has
a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.

A hundred always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling, of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds
to discover
a hundred worlds
to invent
a hundred worlds
to dream.

The child has
a hundred languages
(and a hundred hundred hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
separate the head from the body.
They tell the child:
to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not to speak
to understand without joy
to love and to marvel
only at Easter and at Christmas.

They tell the child:
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.

They tell the child:
that work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
are things
that do not belong together.

And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there.

Loris Malaguzzi (translated by Lella Gandini)
Founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach
Imatge: projecte TIC TAC 2013.