Louise Boyd Cadwell is a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Education.
Louise Boyd Cadwell
Professional Title: Visiting Scholar
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Reggio Emilia, Early Childhood Education
Education: M.Ed., Child Development and the Arts, Lesley University; Ph.D., Union Institute and University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Louise is the author of Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education and Bringing Learning to Life: The Reggio Approach to Early Childhood Education. Louise is co-editor, with Lella Gandini, Lynn Hill and Charles Schwall, of In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia.
Louise Boyd Cadwell is co-founder of Cadwell Collaborative: Sustainability Education and School Design. She is an education consultant whose work is informed and animated by thirty years of experience in early childhood through higher education. As a teacher, researcher, and consultant, Louise works with schools throughout North America, as well as internationally.After a year as a fellow in the acclaimed schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 1991-1992, Louise served as the lead consultant for a Danforth Foundation-funded program to study and adapt the Reggio Approach in St. Louis schools where three schools, The College School, The St. Michael School, and Clayton Schools’ Family Center, continue to be recognized internationally as exemplary schools for the interpretation of the Reggio Approach in a North American context.Louise’s recent work focuses on Education for Sustainability as it leads children and teachers to imagine and create a healthy and hopeful future. In the last decade, Systems Thinking and Asset Based Thinking have transformed her way of working with teachers and children.Louise is part of the 2014 Lesley Reggio Emilia Study Tour to the Opal School in Portland, Oregon, and will teach a course at Lesley in 2014 - 2015.
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