Lesley offers you Professional Development Courses in the Reggio Emilia Approach, both on campus and in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
We are pleased to present the following opportunities to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Approach, either on campus or in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
1 or 3 credits. Course may also be taken for no credit. Coursework differs depending on number of credits taken.
Course Description:Reggio Emilia-Inspired Study TourThis
experiential course will provide participants a unique opportunity to
learn about the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood Education,
create research questions for investigation, and develop their personal
and professional relationships in the process. Students in the course
will meet at Lesley University prior to traveling to the Study Tour
site, so to better understand the approach and to highlight perceived
connections between the Reggio Emilia approach and individuals’ own
contexts. As part of the formal study tour, which includes visits to
classrooms, presentations by/with staff, and cultural experiences,
students will network with colleagues in the field to promote
collaborative work and to adapt specific ideas to our own contexts.
While traveling, students and faculty will meet to process individual
and shared experiences. Participants will also maintain reflective
journals that may include writing, drawing, photographs, or other
artifacts created during the course. The course will culminate with
materials prepared for presentations and/or publication. This experience
will provide an avenue for course participants to share their learning
with the broader community, and will serve as documentation of our
individual and group experiences. For more information about course requirements, contact:Dr. Lisa Fiore, Professor617.349.8662Joanne Szamreta, Professor617.349.8288 Information about the Study Tour.All participants must fill out the Study Tour registration form. In addition, those taking the course for 1 or 3 credits must fill out the Lesley course registration form.Return forms and payment to Yazmin Colón Garcia, Lesley University, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
Cost per graduate credit: $TBARegistration Fee: $30Technology Fee: $30 This course is linked to the annual Reggio Emilia Inspired Institute sponsored by Lesley University. The dominant focus of this course will be decided based upon the 2015 Institute's focus, to be determined.Additional Course Content:History and basic philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Considered will be the organization of the environment, the teacher's role. the role of the atelierista, and the relationships between the schools and the community. Special Focus on the emergent curriculum and processes for documentationCredit Information:This course may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credits.Participants enrolling in the course for one credit are required to attend the Institute in Cambridge, MA and submit a paper based on this experience. Those enrolling for two credits attend the Institute and enroll in the online course. Those enrolling for three credits participate in the online components of the course and attend the Institute. The cost of attending the Institute is included in the course fee.
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Yazmin Colon Garcia
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