The Reggio-Emilia Approach: From Theory to Practice

Focus on: Ages Infant - 5 Years
Course Number: TEED654N

The early childhood program found in Reggio-Emilia, Italy, incorporates an emphasis on the learning environment, process vs. product, developmentally appropriate practice, and the importance of the community of learners. Much of this philosophy reflects the culture of the Italians and is difficult to re-create in the United States. This course is meant to provide an introduction to the approach and will attempt to bridge The Reggio-Emilia theory with American culture. We will view the Reggio-Emilia approach as a means to combat the push-down curriculum, competition, product over process, and the jumping/skipping of learning stages we are now experiencing in this country.

Spring 2014

April 4 and 5
Friday, 4:45 - 9:15 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 CEU $405 / 1 credit $1,354
Materials fee $10
Registration Deadline: 3/28

Summer 2014

July 9 and 10
Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
1 CEU $405 / 1 credit $1416
Materials fee $10
Registration Deadline: 7/2/2014