"Knowing where you are, where you find yourself, helps you to develop a sense of your own identity and your place in the world… Every place has its own spirit, its own past and its own aspirations." Jerome Bruner
Reggio Children manages an extensive network of cultural exchanges both nationally and internationally, which take on concrete form in activities in a number of specific areas, all interrelated. Research, in addition to being one of the founding activities of Reggio Children, is the approach that characterizes each area of work.
Reggio Children is promoting for the fall 2019 a professional development initiative on the Reggio Emilia Approach, a study opportunity for deeper investigation into the concepts, contents, and values that are part of the educational project of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia.
The course has the aim of investigating the different professional educational profiles from many different points of view: responsibilities, roles, organization, strategies of work, collegiality, professional development and self professional development, research and projections of the work.
THE PROGRAMME OF THE WEEK WILL BE DEVELOPED THROUGH:
• Encountering the town of Reggio Emilia, its community and its social, cultural and educational context
• Learning about the identity and aims of the Infant Toddler Centres and Preschools
• Revisiting the principles of the educational project including essential elements of the daily life of the Infant Toddler Centres and Preschools
• Lectures by pedagogistas, atelieristas and teachers on the principles of the educational project of the Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia
• Presentations of research projects realized inside the Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres
• Visiting the Preschools and Infant Toddler Centres as an example of visible learning
• Visiting the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and the Documentation and Educational Research Centre
• Participating in working and reflecting groups
The programme will start on Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 pm and will end on Friday, November 15 at 1:00 pm.
A guided tour of the City will be offered on Sunday at 5:00 pm leaving from Loris Malaguzzi International Centre.
Participants are advised to arrive in Reggio Emilia on Saturday November 9.