Denver Delegation of North American Study Group visits Reggio Emilia, Italy

May 24-31st, 2014
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dr. Ritu Chopra, Executive Director and Ms. Geri DiPalma. Assistant Director of The PAR²A Center will be visiting Reggio Emilia, Italy as a part of the Denver Delegation of North American Study Group to learn about Reggio’s curiosity-driven teaching and learning philosophy. The study tour will include:

  • Visits to preschools, infant and toddler centers and elementary classrooms
  • Presentations by pedagogisti (curriculum specialists) and atelieristi (art educators) and teachers on principles of the Educational Project and essential elements of the daily life of the schools
  • Walking tour, with opportunities to experience the community from within social, cultural and political contexts
  • Background on pedagogical, historical, cultural and social aspects of the Reggio Emilia approach
  • Presentations and examinations of curriculum and research projects
  • Discussion groups and opportunities to share among Denver participants
  • Time at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center to view current exhibitions, the materials studios and the Documentation and Education Research Center