The educational offer aims to increase the skills of PhD fellows in the development of research projects at national and EU level; it focuses on the development of basic skills related to the enhancement of different research practices; it promotes the acquisition of transversal and interdisciplinary skills, the ability to create comparison possibilities within the residential community of PhD fellows, enhancing the know-how of the University and of the industrial partner. It is also expected that PhD fellows spend, as part of their studies, a training period of at least 4 months abroad, even if not continuous.

For the academic year 2019/2020, the educational offer addressed to the PhD fellows of the 35th cycle provides:

  • Series of seminar lessons:
    • Presentations and insights on Fondazione Reggio Children and its research projects, November and December 2019
    • Series of seminar lessons on the historical roots of the educational and pedagogical experience of Reggio Emilia and the role of Loris Malaguzzi (Montessori, Agazzi and others), January 2020
    • Values of the early childhood educational experience of the city of Reggio Emilia, February 2020
    • Series of seminar lessons on the epistemological connections with the educational experience of Reggio Emilia, March 2020
    • Series of seminar lessons on educational contexts and the value of participation, April 2020 
    • Series of seminar lessons on pedagogical documentation, May 2020
    • Series of seminar lessons on research methodology in educational contexts, September 2020
  • Other seminars
  • Ateliers and workshops
  • Reading and discussion groups and collective review
  • 3 month-long experience abroad

For the academic year 2020/2021, the educational offer includes moments dedicated to the PhD fellows of the 35th and 36th cycle, both jointly and separately:

  • Series of seminar lessons dedicated to the PhD fellows of the 36th cycle:
    • Presentations and insights on Fondazione Reggio Children and its research projects, November and December 2020
    • Series of seminar lessons on the historical roots of the educational and pedagogical experience of Reggio Emilia and the role of Loris Malaguzzi (Montessori, Agazzi and others), January 2021
    • Series of seminar lessons on the epistemological connections of the educational experience of Reggio Emilia, February 2021
    • Series of seminar lessons on educational contexts and the value of participation, March 2021 
    • Series of seminar lessons on pedagogical documentation, April 2021
    • Series of seminar lessons on research methodology in educational contexts, May 2021
  • Series of seminars dedicated to the PhD fellows of the 35th cycle:
    • Series of 12 meetings, divided into 3 series of seminars by Erik Foolady, visiting Professor, Volda University College (Norway) on the aesthetic and scientific prospects and aspects related to taste, investigated in an interdisciplinary perspective. In particular, the educational effects linked to these discussions will be analysed. 
  • Other in-depth seminars dedicated to the PhD fellows of the 35th and 36th cycle
    • In-depth seminars on the relationship between Loris Malaguzzi and the various leading exponents of the artistic, musical, architectural and literary avant-garde movements that have marked Italy’s cultural development.
    • In-depth seminar on Gianni Rodari, aimed at investigating his literary and poetic production, his civil commitment, his close relationship with important protagonists of 20th-century Italian literature.
  • Report on the research of the PhD fellows of the 35th cycle to their colleagues of the 36th cycle and discussion
  • Ateliers and workshops
  • Reading and discussion groups and collective review
  • 4 months’ experience abroad