The Montessori Certificate Course primarily addresses teachers working in secondary schools, social pedagogues, students of educational science and others who might be interested.
Supporting the development of a human being’s personality is an essential element of every educational theory. The doctor and educationalist Maria Montessori (1870-1952) elaborated an educational theory that is directly geared towards the human being in the totality of his or her developmental stages. Thus, she dissociated herself from many educationalists who only took into consideration the infant, the school child or the adolescent. Nowadays, Montessori Education influences the educational and teaching practice in many nursery, primary, secondary modern, comprehensive and grammar schools in almost every country.
The Montessori Certificate Course offers the opportunity to reflect and practise how a way of teaching in secondary schools can be realised
Montessori was convinced that in order to mentally grasp interrelations and regularities it is essential that they are physically grasped in the first place, i.e. that they are experienced via concrete acting. Thus, an important part of her work consists of offering the pupil didactic material that makes him or her aware of underlying structural rules by allowing him or her to actively deal with the material. In this way, abstraction can first of all be experienced in a ‘materialised’ form. This should be suitable for grades 5 and 6, which belong to secondary schools in Germany. But in the higher grades of secondary schools projects are the preferred form of free work
The participants of the Montessori Certificate Course will have the opportunity to get to know some of the materials that Montessori herself developed as well as their theoretical background. In the second part of the course the participants themselves will develop an appropriate material for the secondary level. They will learn the relevant criteria of a Montessori material and how it can be employed in school. The course will be accompanied by experienced educationalists from secondary schools.
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