The Reggio Emilia Approach: A Panel on the U.S. School System's Response to an Italian Educational Method (March 15)


Join Lella Gandini, Reggio Children Liaison for the Dissemination of the  Reggio Emilia Approach in the U.S., and educators Kathleen Berkowitz, Debbie Piescor and Gina Miele for an evening exploring the U.S. response to the Italian Reggio Emilio educational method.

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on infant-toddler, preschoolers and primary school children. It was developed in Italy by the visionary teacher Loris Malaguzzi (1920-94) and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia after World War II. 

The program is based on supporting the potentials of children, as well as the principles of respect, responsibility, and community. The assumption that animates the approach is that the children themselves are knowledge-makers, that their learning is an autonomous process that occurs inside the social environment created together by educators, children, and their families.

This panel will explore the Reggio Emilia Approach, its history and growth in Italy, as well as its use in the U.S. school system, through presentations that embrace the perspectives of scholars, teachers, school directors, and parents.

Tuesday March 15, 2016 - 6.30-8.30pm
Lecture Hall, Room 101 in the Feliciano School of Business

RSVP required here by Fri. March 11, 2016

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