The child first: Montessori, Reggio Emilia System and contemporary approaches to pre-school education

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Description

During this course participants, will discover the most relevant educational approaches for children that emerged in Europe from the 20th century onwards.

Waldorf (Steiner) education, the Montessori Method and Loris Malaguzzi’s Reggio Emilia approach will be discussed in an interactive way. This will include comparing the different theories and involving participants in an active reflection about their way of teaching and the importance of the child being the protagonist of his/her development. A part of the course will be dedicated to Bruno Munari’s method “Playing with Art”. A short introduction about the alternative Catalan non-directive education panorama will also be included, as well as an overview on Positive Education and Positive Psychology.

The outcome of all of this, is the activation of a thought-provoking learning process. Participants will practice critical and creative thinking skills, inspired by the alternative methods mentioned above. Independence, freedom, creativity, child-centered, respect, global development are the keywords of the course. At the end, participants will have the chance to create a project for their school that incorporates the knowledge acquired, following a Design Thinking process..

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Target audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education;
  • Other (paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation.

Details, locations and dates

  • Price: 480€
  • Activities included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one city guided tour and one full day excursion.
  • Lessons are from Monday to Saturday, if not stated otherwise.

Next courses in Florence

  • 11-16 March 2019
  • 8-13 April 2019
  • 13-18 May 2019
  • 10-15 June 2019
  • 8-13 July 2019
  • 12-17 August 2019
  • 9-14 September 2019
  • 14-19 October 2019
  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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