These lectures focus on the essential concept of Montessori education as "aid to life". The course contents include:
- child development
- building the human personality
- the laws of psychological growth
- the successive phases of develo-
pement and their characteristics
- the role and attitude of the Montes-
- the preparation of a Montessori en-
- along with the integrated study of
how to develop each child's poten-
Students are given the chance to discover and questin, through their own individual experience, the use of Montessori materials and equipment.
Students are encouraged to bring together theory and practice trough stimulating discussion and a lively exchange of ideas.
All students compile a personal record describing Montessori materials and how they are used.
In addition they prepare an Observation Journal, and hand in other written work as required during their Course of Study.
Experience in a Montessori Children's House
Students observe the Montessori approach in action in a selcted AMI school and go in teaching practice that is an essential element of the course.
The lectures will be held in German and English.