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Middle East contact person for the 2011 “Middle East International Study Group” is
Lola Bradford



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“Middle East International Study Group”

International Centre Loris Malaguzzi
Reggio Emilia, Italy

November 13-18, 2011

Since year 1994, Reggio Children has offered professional development opportunities through visiting Reggio Emilia and encountering its educational approach.
Many Study groups have been organised that have seen the participation of people coming from Italy and from different countries of the world.
Periodically, Reggio Children also organises International Study groups that aim at providing a deeper knowledge of the Reggio Approach through a direct experience strongly connected with the Infant Toddler Centres and Preschools of Reggio Emilia.
International Study groups also offer the opportunity to create dialogue, exchanges, sharing of experiences among educators from different countries and contexts.
Every year, welcoming people coming from Italy and many different countries of the world and collaborating with them in our context, is also an occasion for us in Reggio Emilia to give quality, by exchanging points of view and experiences, to the many aspects of our work.
Reggio Children in the schoolyear 2011/2012 promotes the “Middle East International Study Group” that will take place in Reggio Emilia, Italy at the International Center Loris Malaguzzi on November 13-18, 2011.

Topics of the International Study Group will include:
- Background on the pedagogical, historical and cultural and social aspects of the Reggio Emilia Municipal Infant Toddler Centres and Preschools experience
- Children as citizens
- The rights of children
- Parents participation in the life of the school
- The role of the educators
- The schools as a system of interactions and relationships
- The environment and the educational space
- Pedagogy of Listening
- Communication and new exhibitions
- Observation, interpretation and documentation
- Reggio Children publications as tools for making visible learning processes
The weekly International Study group program will be also developed through:
- Visit to the town of Reggio Emilia: approaching to social, cultural, political context
- Encountering the town-community
- Presentations by pedagogistas, atelieristas and teachers on the principles of the educational
project of the Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres Istituzione of the Municipality of
Reggio Emilia
- Presentation and analysis of research projects realized inside the Preschools and Infant-
toddler Centres
- Visits to Preschools, Infant Toddler Centres, to the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and
to the Documentation and Educational Research Centre
- Discussions groups
- Sharing experiences among the participants

Individual participation fee: Euro 1150 (20% VAT/taxes included)
Language: Italian/English

The Loris Malaguzzi International Center will be the venue for the study week.

Accomodation and travel expenses are not included in the fee.
Please contact the Middle East contact person for this study group for further information about special rates for hotel accommodation in Reggio Emilia for Reggio Children study groups participants.

Registrations will be confirmed by Reggio Children.
The confirmation letter will include payment details.
Spaces are limited and registrations will be processed according to date of arrival.



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