The PhD in Reggio Childhood Studies, which can be accessed with all the Master’s Degrees or equivalent qualifications acquired abroad, is a highly interdisciplinary PhD course that is purposely open to different areas of knowledge:

-Education: Pedagogy, Philosophy of education (aesthetic, moral, social, organizational, religious and political dimensions);

Topics: Reggio Approach; pedagogical theories and methodological approches; varieties of constructivism; history of pedagogy; approaches to didactic techniques, play and learning.


Topics: theory of practical reasoning; post-colonialist theory; law and religion; theory of normative change, conflict resolution and mediation, human rights and interfaith dialogue; organizational approaches; theory of moral and collective responsibility; moral and religious literacy and illiteracy.

-Knowledge: Epistemology (general, moral, and social), Philosophy of Emotions

Topics: theories of knowledge, theory of perception, theory of emotional and social learning; theory of moral discernment; ethics of belief; varieties of epistemic literacy/illiteracy; theory of epistemic responsibility.

-Language: Philosophy of Language, Linguistics

Topics: first and additional language acquisition and teaching; linguistic literacy and illiteracy; philosophical theory of language and language acquisition.


Topics: theory of taste, theory of metaphors, media aesthetics

-Psychology: Psychodynamics of Family relations, Group Processes and Clinical Psychology

Topics: psychopathology and its challenges, group development and life cycles, attachment theory and groups, intergenerational traumas, dysfunctional communication and conflict resolution, family roles and personality development.

-Technology: AI, Digital Learning, culture creative industries, innovative prototypes

Topics: theories of digital learning; Digital Storytelling in Education

-Heritage: Material and immaterial cultural heritage