Welcome to An Interdisciplinary Seminar on




Friday 9 October, 2015
Aurora, Siltavuorenpenger 10, Auditorium 1 (Room 230)

We are happy to extend our invitation to you to attend our Interdisciplinary Seminar. The general aim is to discover and share new pedagogical ideas and practices of and research on learning foreign languages through music and the arts.

We are very grateful to our Keynote Speakers, the Concert Centre, the Teachers’ Academy and the Department of Teacher Education for their important co-operation when organizing this interdisciplinary event.

Pirjo Harjanne and Inkeri Ruokonen

See for the seminar programme and the pedagogical and research theme group meetings above.
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The Hundred Languages

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