Reggio Emilia Educational Philosophy

On October 27th, our group of 15 Walsh University students traveled to Reggio Emilia. Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy that we have been studying at Walsh that was founded in the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy. Louis Malaguzzi developed this approach after World War Two. Reggio is a very different view in education. It is more of an approach than a theory. It focuses mainly on preschool and elementary students. The main idea is for students to learn on their own using resources. They do not have toys to play with but they have real life objects. As you can see in these pictures,...

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Tour at The Vatican School

Today, our future educators visited The Vatican School. It is one of the sites where we will be teaching. Brother Mario is a Brother of Christian Instruction and both teaches at the school and is the school principal. Brother Mario graciously gave us a tour of the school and explained how it is part of the constitution that all schools have a foundation of Catholicism. The teachers will post more about the school as they begin to teach their lessons! It is a blessing to see their excitement with each step of this journey.

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The Mediterranean Sea at Barcelona

This weekend several of us traveled to Barcelona, Spain. While we were there we visited the Segrada Familia, the aquarium, the IceBarcelona, and we got to see the Mediterranean Sea for the first time. Being our first weekend traveling by ourselves there were definitely some bumps in the road, especially with finding our way around, but it was an amazing weekend where we learned a lot about another culture and about ourselves as well.

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Meeting with Pope Francis

A priest from the diocese of Cleveland, Fr. Mike Mccandless, happens to be in Rome and just got to meet the pope!

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Students at the Colosseum

Group Photo of the Students at the Colosseum

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