Italy - The Reggio Approach in Context: History, Policy and Culture
This experience will provide students with a deeper understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, combining discussions of history and theory with experiential learning in both Rome and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Exciting tours, observations of educational centers, and immersion in documentation
of a model early childhood program will be complimented with discussions, reflections,
Those who make this journey will experience the following, and more:
- Visit the inspiring Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and Reggio Children in Reggio Emilia, Italy and come away with a new understanding of early learning and instruction
- Browse the stalls at the open air markets in Reggio Emilia
- Find the courtyard in Rome where the Montessori Method began, and see what remains of her first Casa dei Bambini
- Tour the ancient Colosseum and the Roman Forum
- Gaze up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel on a tour of the Vatican City
- Walk the lush paths of the Villa Borghese
- Explore the vibrant cities of Venice and Florence, taking advantage of time set aside for free exploration
This course is designed for anyone passionate about learning and childhood. It will be particularly exciting to those who plan to become teachers or work with children, anyone who has studied the Montessori Method or the Reggio Emilia Approach from a psychological perspective, those interested in embedding art in the classroom, and all who are interested in the impact of culture on education policy and practice.
“Visiting Reggio Emilia allowed me to see what is possible and what is ideal in teaching young children-- not just what is compliant with regulations. The experience reached my heart and inspired my work and life for years to come.” – Amy, early childhood educator
“My Reggio experience profoundly confirmed and changed the way I perceive children and early childhood education. The experience also touched me personally as it opened my eyes to a way of living where you look at and sense the world around you in new and better ways. It is life changing.” –Tammy, early childhood educator and program director
May 13 - May 26 2018*
Feb. 1, 2018
*Prices and travel dates to be confirmed by February 2018.
If you're interested in this program, please contact the program leaders!