2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 5300 Environment and Materials in Reggio-Inspired Teaching and Learning

This course provides an opportunity to experience a variety of materials that form the symbolic languages children use to express ideas. Discussions focus on children's cognitive development as reflected in their use of expressive materials and on the education philosophy and processes that are characteristic of schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Highlighted are constructivist pedagogy, documentation, process learning, the role of the environment in teaching and learning, and the use of projects to facilitate in-depth learning.