Study tours

Reggio Emilia by Nicola since 1972

Photo of Prampolini Square in Reggio Emilia by Nicola since 1972, available via Creative Commons

International study tour to Reggio Emilia

Each year, AREA takes interested people to the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy. These study groups give participants the opportunity to visit the municipal schools and infant-toddler centres in Reggio Emilia, to meet like-minded educators from around the world, and to hear from teachers, pedagogistas, atelieristas, administrators and parents from Reggio Emilia. Topics of discussion and presentation include:

      • The background and history of the Reggio Emilia educational project
      • The hundred languages of children
      • Observation, interpretation and documentation
      • Children as citizens with rights
      • The school as a system of interactions and relationships
      • The environment and the educational space
      • Parents’ involvement in the life of the school

Upcoming study tours

Join like-minded educators from South Africa and around the world on an international study tour to Reggio Emilia from 9-16 November 2019 or 18-25 April 2020.

    • For more information on the proposed programmed and outline of costs, download the information brochure: November 2019 and April 2020
    • If you’re keen and committed to joining, download and complete the application form: November 2019 and April 2020