This Course introduces students to the different teaching methodologies currently in practice in Italy. Italy has exported several important teaching methodologies throughout the world including: the Reggio Emilia Approach that has in recent years gained international popularity and the Montessori method developed by Maria Montessori that is present all over the world. In the course we will explore these methodologies as well as the current public school methodologies and system as it is practiced today. Students will be asked to consider how these methodologies have changed as they have been adapted all over the world. As part of this course, students will attend various schools throughout Italy so see them first hand. Students will spend one week in Reggio Emilia for a special workshop taught at the Loris Malaguzzi center in Reggio Emilia.