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Reggio Study Week 2018

Reggio Emilia Study Week 2018

Sunday 15th - Friday 20th April 2018

Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

A one-week study visit to learn about and be inspired by the world renowned educational approach of the preschools and infant toddler centres of Reggio Emilia.

This course will explore the key principles underpinning the Reggio approach to early childhood education including:

  • Reggio SW 2016 imageHistory and background
  • Creativity and expressive languages of children
  • Listening to children
  • The environment as 'the third teacher'
  • Parents as partners
  • Democratic citizenship
  • Children as the subjects of rights
  • Children and educators as researchers
  • Observation, interpretation, documentation
  • Making learning visible
  • Professional dialogue

The course will involve:

  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Discussion groups
  • Exhibitions
  • Visits to preschools and infant-toddler centres


We welcome applications from anyone working in the field of early childhood education and wanting to learn about Reggio's approach. There will be delegates from many other English speaking countries in attendance (Australia, New Zealand, America, Singapore etc); this will provide wonderful opportunities for international exchanges.

We encourage participation of pairs, teams or groups as well as individuals. Separate applications must be filled out for each individual. Applications will be considered on a first come first served basis. Applicants will be contacted via email within 10 days of receipt of signed application form.


Participation Fee

The participation fee is £1,490. This fee covers:

  • Administration, advice and support
  • Seminars, presentations, exhibits, visits to preschools
  • Bus transportation to schools (as necessary)
  • Guided tour of the city
  • UK discussion groups
  • Interpretation
  • 5 lunches at the International Centre

Please note: The fee does not include flights, accommodation or subsistence. In the event of a significant change in the exchange rate at time of final payment, we may need to invoice delegates for the disparity.

Travel arrangements

Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements. We recommend you fly to Bologna Airport as this is the most convenient. If there are sufficient participants arriving at a similar time, we can usually arrange onward coach travel to Reggio Emilia and return coach travel at the end of the study week. Alternatively you could fly into Milan or Parma and travel from there by train to Reggio Emilia.

We advise that you are in Reggio Emilia by the eve of Saturday 14th April 2018 as we will have a UK group welcome meeting on the Sunday morning. The programme itself will begin on the Sunday afternoon, at the international Centre Loris Malaguzzi. We advise you return home on or after Saturday 21st April (on Saturday morning we anticipate arranging coach transportation to Bologna airport).


We will arrange the accommodation for you. To facilitate your booking, we are currently reserving block bookings with selected hotels in Reggio Emilia. You are of course, still free to make your own accommodation arrangements but our block bookings usually ensure the best possible rate. Seven night's hotel accommodation (arriving Saturday 14th April and checking out Saturday 21st April) will cost in the region of £580 for a single room and £350 each if sharing a twin room.


The event will take place at the purpose-built Loris Malaguzzi International centre on the outskirts of Reggio Emilia. This centre is within walking distance of the hotels.

More Information ...

Please ring us about anything in particular about preparation material and arranging for development work prior to the week itself (which we highly recommend, aspecially for settings anticipating systems development.

For more information please contact Sightlines' office on 0191 261 7666 or email robin(at)

Dates, Details & Booking

Date Sunday 15th April 2018
End Date Friday 20th April 2018
Available places 0
Price £1,490
Please Note: We have now reached our registration capacity, but you can still sign up on a waiting list, in case a space occurs.
Location/Map Reggio Emilia, Italy

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