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Play and learning spaces at MIS

by By the MIS Early Years Team


Learning Spaces
Mahindra International School
Pune, India
This e-book is dedicated to our early years learners who are our source of inspiration.

Thanks to our Early Years Team for all the dedication, hard work, knowledge, reflection, passion and joy they bring each and every day.

MIS Early Years Team
Anu, Chantell, Cynthia, Manasi, Sharon, Sonia
Table of Contents
100 Languages Poem
IB Guiding Our Practice
Learner Profile Attributes
Approaches to Learning (ATL)
1. Welcome
2. Invitations
3. Explore
4. Bringing the Outdoors In
5. Outdoor Spaces
6. Learner Voice
100 languages
by Loris Malaguzzi  (translated by Lella Gandini)

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 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.
The IB Guiding Our Practice
Source: Principles into practice, Figure EL01 Central features of learning in the early years