Reggio Emilia is a small city in northern Italy. In 1945, after decades of oppression and war, the citizens of Reggio Emilia saw the need to reinvent their education. Educators, parents, and citizens have worked together over fifty years to create a public school system that has become a source of innovation and inspiration for educators around the world.
The Reggio Emilia experience is based on the American progressive pedagogy of Dewey, the constructivist and socio-cultural psychologies of Piaget and Vygotsky, Italian reform and post-modern philosophies. The Reggio Emilia experience provides teachers with innovative ways to think about the child as learner, the role of the teacher, the design of the school environment, and curriculum planning.
The Reggio Emilia Study Group
The Reggio Emilia Study Group is offered through the Scarsdale Teachers' Institute and is open to all staff in grades K-12 and parents. The study group meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Heathcote library. Visitors are welcome! For information about the Reggio Emilia Study Group, please contact Lindsey Hicks at 721-5443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.