Dr. Broderick is
currently an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood at East Tennessee
State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that
focus on creative
development of young children, as well as documentation and assessment
of the learning process. These courses incorporate socio-constructivist
Prior to coming
to ETSU Dr.
Broderick studied at the University of Massachusetts with Dr. George
Forman, one of the editors of The Hundred Languages of Children:
The Reggio Emilia Approach Advance Reflections. For three
years she served as the Atelierista, Documentarian, and Co-Teacher in
the older classroom of the universitys Early Childhood Laboratory
School (ECLS). At the ECLS Dr. Broderick worked with the director, Dotty
Meyer, in the training and supervising of student teachers within a Reggio inspired practice.
Broderick mentors the Child Study Center teaching staff at ETSU as they
journey through their process of implementing inquiry practice that is
Dr. Broderick is
available for consultation on documentation and assessment of learning
and thinking, emergent curriculum, and creative development in early
childhood and with adult learners.
Her research interests include: inquiry-based learning, the role of
materials and the environment on learning and development, the concepts underlying childrens
play - particularly related to social interaction, and documentation.
With a background
in Fine Art and Creativity Dr. Broderick has a deep knowledge of materials
and the creative process, at the core of Reggio inspired practice and
the basis of childrens many languages for learning.
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see courses Dr. Broderick teaches at ETSU.