About the Author:

Suzanne Axelsson works as a pedagogical consultant using listening and philosophy with children as tools to improve democratic play and learning spaces in early childhood education. She works in the early years (EY) program at the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University. Suzanne has a master’s in ECE and has traveled globally to hold keynotes, workshops, presentations, and visit EY settings. She writes on her blog, Interaction Imagination, about play, listening, neurodiversity, and sustainability and curates the Facebook group “The Original Learning Approach.” She is published in English, Swedish, Croatian, Turkish, Italian and Chinese in pedagogical magazines.

Being Autistic and a mother of three autistic children, Suzanne always takes this perspective into consideration in her writing. For Suzanne, inclusion means that all children are offered the ability to participate to the best of their own ability and reach their full potential.

Visit Suzanne's website: www.interactionimagination.com/

Suzanne Axelsson 's Books

  • The Original Learning Approach: Weaving Together Playing, Learning, and Teaching in Early Childhood

    Author: Suzanne Axelsson

    Product Code:
    547831 (Softbound)
    547848 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-783-1 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-784-8 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 2-8

    Description & More Details

    The Original Learning Approach is a new reflective practice that can be applied to any pedagogical method, philosophy, or context. Influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach and AnjiPlay, The Original Learning Approach facilitates observation, imitation, and practice for learning through play. By incorporating wonder, curiosity, joy, knowledge, imagination, interaction, risk, time, reflection, and listening into children’s play, this teaching lens will help early childhood professionals nurture continuous lifelong learners.

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