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 on the early youth (EY) program at the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University. Suzanne has a masters in ECE and has travelled globally to hold keynotes, workshops, presentations, and visit EY settings. She writes on her blog, Interaction Imagination, about play, listening, neurodiversity, and sustainability etc and curates the facebook group “The Original Learning Approach” (46.6k members).

She is exploring Indigenous Knowledge as threads of thinking in Original Learning, where play, learning and teaching are equally valued and interwoven. Suzanne will have chapters in three books published during 2021, one on play in Swedish preschools in English, one on risky play in Swedish, and one sharing her own journey as an educator inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach™ with chapters by Peter Moss, Carla Rinaldi and others. Currently she is co-researching and writing a chapter about how the forest can teach early years educators about weaving practice and theory together from a post-humanist and decolonising perspective where the Original Learning Approach is one of those threads. Those that follow her blog and social media range from professors, to directors, educators and parents.

Suzanne is currently studying for a level 3 playwork certificate, which entails 30 weeks training in play theory, observation and safeguarding.

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
    Available: November 15, 2022

    Description & More Details

    The Original Learning Approach is a reflective practice inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach that allows children to learn naturally and at their own pace, and can be used with any existing teaching method. With questions, reflections, and stories of practice, The Original Learning Approach will help child care providers create a range of inclusive types of play and play experiences focused on interacting with people, materials, nature, the indoors, time, and the children themselves. This book will help teachers mold lifelong learners.

Displaying items 1 - 1 of 1