2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 5815 Innovative Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education Seminar

This course explores innovative pedagogies in early childhood education inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, connecting theories to practices in US schools. Seminar topics include the cultural-historical context of the early childhood centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy, educational theories and philosophies that inform their practices, as well as classrooms practices in pedagogical documentation, organization of materials and the environment, child-centered long-term investigations, and the relationships with families and the community. The course assignments requires semester-long access to an early childhood educational setting.