A yearly study tour to a Reggio Emilia-inspired location.
This year's February study tour, Creativity, Imagination, and Learning: A Field Study in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, was an in-depth field experience based at Opal School of the Portland Children’s Museum in Portland, Oregon. The focus was in mathematics, literacy and students’ social and emotional growth. The topics for our investigation included: What skills and knowledge are essential for 21st century students and teachers? What elements, organization, curricula, environments and teaching styles produce creative, meaningful and highly successful teaching and learning.
Read about the tour on this blog post, The Art of Inquiry at Opal School, co-authored by Lesley professor Yvonne Liu-Constant and the Opal School's Louise Boyd Cadwell.
Opal School, Portland, Oregon
From April 14 - 20, 2013, the Lesley University Delegation joined participants from many different countries as part of the April
International Study Group to Reggio Emilia, Italy. Professors Lisa Fiore
and Joanne Szamreta led the delegation, with organizational
support from Angela Ferrario, US Liaison for Study Groups to Reggio
Emilia and in collaboration with the International Office of Reggio
Children. It was a special opportunity to join others affiliated with
Lesley University, including students, faculty members, alumni and past
participants in the Reggio Emilia Spring Institute, who have an
understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach to education and are
interested in furthering their study.
Reggio Study Tours
Where to Stay
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