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SI: Student-led inquiry through the lens of Reggio Emilia is a Course

SI: Student-led inquiry through the lens of Reggio Emilia

Starts Jun 5, 2021
21.0 credits

$315 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

This 1-week workshop is designed to introduce attendees to the foundational principles of the Reggio Emilia approach for children in grades PreK-5th. Using these basic tenets, attendees will develop a theory of how the Reggio principles interface with teaching and learning within an American context, with an emphasis on reexamining the roles of the teacher and the learner. Additionally, this workshop provides strategies for supporting children’s learning through inquiry. Participants in this workshop will learn to reflect upon their function in providing provocations for exploration, as well as strategies for designing an environment whose purpose it is to facilitate relationship building between children and their peers, ideas, and the world around them.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Goal 1: Describe the scope and sequence of the emergence of the Reggio Emilia approach in early care and education.
  • Goal 2: Interpret the role of the teacher not as a transmitter of knowledge, but as a creator of relationships, not only between people, but also between things, between thoughts, and with the environment.
  • Goal 3: Reflect on and articulate current perspectives on teaching as viewed through the lens of characteristics of Reggio Emilia that address the learner and the environment.


Course Dates

June 5 - June 11

Required Live Sessions:

This course will have asynchronous and synchronous components.

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 1:00pm - 3:00pm on the following days:

Monday, June 7

Tuesday, June 8

Wednesday, June 9

Thursday, June 10

Friday, June 11

Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Deborah Justice Zurmehly

Summer Institute Course Theme

Revitalizing Teaching, Transforming Learning



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


Technical Assistance:

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