Dr. Lisa Fiore brings her background in developmental and educational psychology to her early education undergraduate and graduate courses.
Professional Title: Professor, Dean of Faculty
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Use of documentation to extend and enhance individual and group learning; making assessment meaningful and relevant for teachers and young children through the use of alternative strategies and materials.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Development and learning; assessment; Reggio Emilia
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Developmental Learning: ECE lifespan development course Development and Learning: Psychosocial Perspectives in Education: Elementary education lifespan development course taught in both face-to-face and online models Observation, Documentation, and Assessment: Introduction to reflective evaluation of young children, as well as teacher research and advocacy. Enduring Ideas and Current Issues in Early Childhood Education: Capstone course in the Professional Licensure program, focusing on key topics in the field. Study Tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy: Collaboration, Inspiration, and Interpretation
Education: Ph.D., Boston College; M.A.T., Tufts University; B.A., Brandeis University
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Dr. Fiore brings her background in developmental and educational psychology to her work with pre- and in-service teachers. A licensed Early Childhood teacher, she infuses documentation of children's and students' learning throughout her teaching and other research and writing pursuits. As a parent and active board member of Families First Parenting Programs, in Cambridge, MA, Dr. Fiore strives to bridge home and family environments to make theory relevant for students. She enjoys writing and presenting at conferences, with a recent focus drawing inspiration from the practices of educators in Reggio Emilia, Italy.email@example.com
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