Keywords: teaching education children
The atelierista is a new professional figure, compared to traditional pedagogy. This figure arises and develops in nursery schools and primary school in Reggio Emilia. The atelierista is called to work for the implementation of the overall educational project using multi-purpose skills and traditional and current tools and languages.
Since the late '60 all the preschools of Reggio Emilia has a space called “the atelier” coordinated by the figure of the “atelierista” a teacher with an arts background.
The ateliers are constructed in partnership with other professionals of various competencies (architects, pedagogistas, physicists, engineers, biologists, dancers, musicians and so on).