Study Group to Reggio Emilia, Italy
This study group is designed specifically for small groups of graduate and undergraduate students and accompanying professors whose work with students at U.S. colleges and universities is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to education. It fits well with short term faculty led study abroad programs, offering students practical international experience to support their corresponding academic coursework.
The experience of the Municipal Infant Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia is the subject of interest, research and exchange on the part of students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, administrators, and political and cultural figures from all over Italy and throughout the world.
Study Group to Pistoia, Italy
Join the School of Education for a unique opportunity to visit the central Italian City of Pistoia, located in the Tuscany region.
Pistoia’s extensive network of infant toddler centers and preschools has come to the attention of the international education community. Through center visits and meetings with teachers and members of the pedagogical team, participants will learn about the educational experiences the city plans for children and the organizational strategies that have evolved over the years.
Pistoia’s infant toddler centers and preschools are run directly by the city council. Additionally, there are four spaces called Area Bambini, designed as meeting places for children and families, encouraging relationships and opportunities for play and learning. This rich heritage of knowledge is made available to our US Study Group through a collaboration between the Municipality of Pistoia and Angela Ferrario, International Study Tours, LLC.