Course: ECSE 421 - Student - Professor Study Tour of Reggio Emilia, Italy (one credit). This course is an optional enhancement for students taking ECSE 420 during the spring 2012 semester. Students who have completed ECSE 420 are also eligible.
Instructor: Dr. Sallee Beneke, Assistant Professor of Education
Dates: March 19 -28, 2013
Location: Pistoia and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Price: $4,841 (tentative)
The schools of Reggio Emilia are widely recognized as providing a seamless model of excellence in early childhood education in curriculum, special education, environment, parent invovlement, and staff development. Study of the Reggio Approach is an important topic in the 3-credit ECSE 420 course. First-hand experience in Reggio will provide an added level of insight into the approach. This program will be preceded by a special session in Pistoia, Italy, where they have an extensive network of infant toddler centers and preschools. Through school visits and meetings with teachers and members of the pedagogical team, participants will learn about the city's strong commitment to families, culture, and history.
Complete the online application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education by November 16. Deposit checks should be made payable to INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS, LLC.
December 14, 2012: $700 commitment fee due
January 18, 2013: remaining balance due