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Northwest students and faculty representing the School of Education have traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy, multiple times in recent years to observe and learn the approach to educating children. Another trip is planned for March 20-27, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Northwest students and faculty representing the School of Education have traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy, multiple times in recent years to observe and learn the approach to educating children. Another trip is planned for March 20-27, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Sept. 19, 2019

Education students invited to study abroad in Reggio Emilia, Italy


Students studying in Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Education students are invited to participate in “Reggio Emilia Approach to Education” through a special study abroad offered March 20-27, 2020.

School of Education faculty members Dr. Sandy Seipel and Becky Moore will facilitate the extensive eight-day study tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy, to provide students with an in-depth learning of the Reggio Approach to Education. The municipal infant toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia are a subject of interest, research and exchange on the part of students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, administrators, and political and cultural figures from all over Italy and throughout the world.

Students tour the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy, meet with pedagogistas, atelieristas and teachers about the history, identity and principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach to education. Visits to the Loris Malaguzzi International Center and schools provide interwoven theoretical talks and presentations and opportunities for discussion among students and professors relating to their own context.

The cost of the trip includes Northwest tuition for two credit hours of the course “Constructivist Pedagogy of the Reggio Emilia Approach,” a personal budget of $500, program fee and insurance $68, and an all-inclusive trip fee of $3,786, which is subject to change.

The trip fee includes airfare, ground transportation to and from airports, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, lunches, private coach bus transportation, study tour fees, transportation to and from schools and centers, presenter and lecture costs, content related fees and reflection study sessions.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 15. For more information, contact Seipel at 660.562.1889 or sseipel@nwmissouri.edu.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704