Reggio Inspired Emergent Curriculum & Constructivist Practices in Early Childhood Education

Dr. Seongbock Hong


Dr. Hong is currently a Professor of Early Childhood Education at University of Michigan, Dearborn. She is the early childhood program coordinator and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on inquiry based curriculum development and constructivist education.

Prior to current position, Dr. Hong studied at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst under the guidance of Dr. George Forman and worked at the Early Childhood Laboratory Schools for six years as the first documentarian, co-teacher and interim director. Dr. Hong is the faculty curriculum advisor for the Early Childhood Education Center, a university laboratory school where trans-disciplinary and Reggio Inspired approach is strongly applied and practiced. She serves as a Board member of the Association for Constructivist Teaching.

Her research interests include: inquiry based curriculum development, studying the reflective mindsets of teacher candidates through the integrative knowledge portfolio process, role of documentation on teacher development, the effect of materials on teacher candidates? representation skills, role of technology on teacher development, and trans-disciplinary early childhood inclusive practice.

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