Professional development courses in the Reggio Emilia Approach.
We are pleased to present the following opportunities to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Approach, either on campus or in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
EEDUC 5815.01Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education1, 2, or 3 graduate creditsCourse Dates: January 2014-April 2014Cost per graduate credit: TBAThis 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 2014 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 atelerista, and the relationships between the schools and the community. Special Focus on the emergent curriculum and processes for documentationCourse Schedule:This course may be taken for 1 – 3 credits. Participants enrolling in the course for one credit are required to attend the spring Institute in Cambridge, MA, and submit a paper based on this experience. Those enrolling for two credits will participate online for half the spring semester and write a paper. Those enrolling for three credits will participate online for the entire spring semester and write a paper. See link to the left for more information on the Institute.For more information about course requirements, contact:Mary Mindess, Professor617.349.8923or 800.999.1959ext. 8923EEDUC 5301Study Tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy(1 or 3 credits - distinctions noted below)This exciting course offering gives participants the opportunity to join participants from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and other countries as part of a tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy. The tour program has included such events as visits to the Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia; presentation and analysis of projects realized inside the Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers; and time at the International Center Loris Malaguzzi to see the current exhibitions. The tour also has featured presentations on such topics as the image of the competent child; teachers as researchers; observation, documentation, and reflection; children with special rights; the role of the environment; the pedagogy of listening; materials and the 100 languages of children; and parents’ involvement in the life of the school.
Course Description:This 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 Reggio Emilia, Italy, 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 Reggio schools, presentations at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center, and cultural experiences, students will network with colleagues in the field to promote collaborative work and to adapt specific ideas to our American contexts. While abroad, 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 gallery presentations at the Lesley University Reggio Emilia Inspired Institute. 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, Professor617.349.8662Registration: Download the course registration form, and return with payment to Yazmin Colon Garcia, Lesley University, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
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