A yearly study tour to a Reggio Emilia-inspired location.
The experience of the municipal infant toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia is the subject of interest, research, and exchange on the part of students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, administrators, and political and cultural figures from Italy and throughout the world. The context and history of this community is highly regarded, rooted in choices made following WWII, pedagogical but also political, cultural and ethical choices which would support a new democratic society.
On this study tour to Italy, opportunities for dialogue and exchange with educators in Reggio Emilia will offer participants many possibilities for gaining a deeper understanding of the history, challenges, and accomplishments of the Municipal Infant Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia. Since the establishment of Reggio Children in 1994, more than 250 study groups from more than 110 different countries of the world (almost 4000 participants every year) have come to Reggio Emilia.
To reserve a space, please mail the registration form and a $500 check deposit made payable to International Study Tours, LLC to: Angela Ferrario, 15 Beach Street Extension, Milford, MA 01757 by December 1, 2014. Confirmation and Invoice for Balance Due will be sent by email. Balance of payment may be made by check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) and is due upon receipt of confirmation and invoice but no later than March 14, 2015.
For more information about next year's study tour, contact Yazmin Colón Garcia. See the Reggio Course Offerings page for information about the accompanying course, which is available for one, two, or three credits.
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.
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