The course includes 6 units of online study.
01 – Montessori Philosophy:
This unit introduces key principles and practice of the Montessori approach including the historical context. You will learn how Montessori s theories are applied in the Montessori classroom by exploring stages of development; the favourable environment and the role of the Montessori teacher.
02 – Activities of Everyday Living:
This unit explores the role of the Montessori practitioner in working with children in activities of everyday living. You will explore the aims and objectives of this area of learning and learn how this relates to children s learning and development. This unit will introduce you to a range of practical activities.
03 – Education of the Senses
This unit explores the Montessori approach to education through the senses as a foundation for learning and development. This will be linked to Montessori philosophy, including the principles of the sensitive periods and the absorbent mind. This unit will introduce you to a range of practical activities.
04 – Numeracy and Arithmetic
This unit will introduce you to the Montessori approach of working with numeracy and arithmetic. You will explore the concept of the mathematical mindand be introduced to a range of practical activities that prepare the child for work with the Montessori materials.
05 – Literacy
This unit offers insights into the Montessori approach to literacy and language skills. This includes specific activities that prepare the child for literacy (reading and writing) and grammar. The unit introduces a range of practical activities.
06 – Knowledge and Understanding of the World
This unit explores the Montessori approach to developing the child s knowledge and understanding of the world. You will be introduced to the idea of Cosmic Education which encourages enthusiasm, respect and responsibility for children s immediate and wider environment. Developing knowledge and understanding of the world is approached form the starting point of direct, first-hand experiences. The unit introduces a range of practical activities and experiences in this area.