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Inaugural CHSS and CEEL Cohort Attends Prestigious Students-Professors Study Group in Reggio Emilia, Italy

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Montclair State University sent its inaugural cohort of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to Italy in March 2024 to participate in the prestigious Students-Professors Study Group in Reggio Emilia. This innovative, interdisciplinary, international immersion was co-designed and co-taught by Dr. Gina Miele (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) and Dr. Elizabeth Erwin (College of Education and Engaged Learning). The educational experience involved travel to Italy in March, as well as a University online course to learn about the acclaimed Reggio Emilia approach in education. Early feedback from students about this international travel experience described it as personally and professionally “transformational” and a “life changing trip.” The incredible in-depth study of the Reggio Emilia pedagogy could not have been achieved any other way than to be fully immersed with other educators in the cultural, educational, and historical Italian landscape from which it all began decades earlier.