Exploring Ideas from Reggio Emilia in American Context
This course offers an in-depth exploration of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Learn how its theory, philosophy, and principles relate to current early childhood education practices.
What you can learn.
- Understand the Reggio method for early childhood education
- Use Reggio concepts for designing your classroom environment
- Learn the Reggio cycle of observation, documentation, and curriculum Include art and expression in your classroom.
About this course:An in-depth exploration of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Learn how its theory, philosophy, and principles relate to current early childhood education practices. Emphasizes U.S. translations and adaptations. Covers history, context, the image of the child, relationships and interactions, rhythm of the day, role of teachers, documentation, long-term projects, and U.S. adaptations. Applies toward Title 22 Regulations and Title 5 Child Development Permits; elective course for both Basic and/or Advanced Core Certificates.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Internet access required. Materials required. Please note that while late enrollment into a course is acceptable up to four days after the course start date, it is the responsibility of each student to acquire all required books and course materials by the time they are needed in the course.
Hybrid courses utilize a combination of in-person classroom meetings and online meetings.
Embrace the Reggio Emilia inspired approach through cultural immersion in Italy this spring. Review principles of the approach - in an online format before the trip - surrounding the image of the child, the adult roles and documentation in school as a social and political voice. Tour the Municipal Infant-Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy; attend lectures in the Loris Malaguzzi Center with practitioners on subjects of interest, research, and engagement in exchanges on the part of students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, administrators, and political and cultural figures from all over Italy and throughout the world. Upon our return, we will reflect online to solidify our learning.
Course registration is separate from the study tour costs. Course study online will be one week before and one week after the study tour. The study abroad program with “Reggio Children” includes 5 nights of hotel accommodation, school tours, lectures and some meals, at a cost of $1950, paid directly to “Reggio Children.” The study tour is March 21st through 25th, 2020. The Reggio Emilia course is open from March 14 to March 30, 2020. Students will earn 3 academic units for taking the tour and enrolling in the online section.
Registration for the tour is now open. To enroll, go here: www.internationalstudytours.org. Please indicate UCLA as the university on the registration form. $500 is due as a down by November 25th, 2020. Booking airfare now will save a few hundred dollars.
When enrolling in the online section, students will be prompted to submit a permission to enroll. Approval will be granted after verification of enrollment in the tour. Please email a copy of the down payment receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet access required. Materials required.