Author(s): Hatice Zeynep INAN Gözde KAYIR

Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy started by Loris Malaguzzi in Italy after the World War II. This approach spread from Italy to all over the world. It has been researched and applied in many countries, but there is not much research on Reggio Emiliainspired schools in Turkey. The aim of this research is to examine how a Turkish preschool classroom can be inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach. This study was conducted in a preschool in Eskisehir, Turkey,with 11 children (48-60 months old) during 12 weeks. The researcher is working as a teacher at this preschool. Since the researcher conducting the research is the teacher of this class, the action research design was used. Data collection methods consisted of apersonal information form, researcher/teacher diary, videos, photographs and semi-constructed interviews. The descriptive analysis method was used toanalyze and to interpret the data.The research results showed that project-based work is appropriate for Turkish national curriculum;it was seen that many of the curriculum objectives stated in the national curricula were attained. It was also seen that the project outcomes were coherent with program’s aims and objectives. During the research, children eagerly and actively participated in the projects which were inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, and they progressed significantly with these projects. Parents, teachers, and school principal made positive comments about the projects.


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