About Elementary & Montessori
The Montessori method of education is a system of education for children that seeks to develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods. It was developed by physician Maria Montessori. It emphasizes independence and it views children as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a sufficiently supportive and well-prepared learning environment. The underlying philosophy can be viewed as stemming from Unfoldment Theory. It discourages some conventional measures of achievement, such as grades and tests. Montessori developed her theories in the early 20th century through scientific experimentation with her students; the method has since been used in many parts of the world, in public and private schools alike.
A range of practices exists under the name “Montessori”, which is not trademarked. Popular elements include mixed-age classrooms, student freedom (including their choices of activity), long blocks of uninterrupted work time, specially trained teachers, and a prepared environment. Scientific studies regarding the Montessori method are mostly positive, with a 2017 review stating that “broad evidence” exists for its efficacy.
This curriculum provides skills and knowledge necessary for “Montessorian” as a lower level technical worker. There will be both demonstration by trainers/instructors and opportunity by trainees to carry out the skills/tasks necessary for this level of technical workforce. Trainees will practice and learn skills by using typical tools, materials and equipment necessary for this curricular program.
Aim & Objectives
The main aim of this curricular program is to produce lower level skilled workforce in the field of Montessorian system of education by providing training to the interested individuals of the country and link them to employment opportunities.
After the completion of this training program, the trainees will be able:
- To state Montessorian system of education
- To prepare teaching plans
- To prepare teaching/learning materials
- To manage classroom/lab
- To carry out platform skill
- To deliver the lessons
- To identify/apply t/l materials / media
- To provide equal opportunity
- To introduce/demonstrate practical life exercises
- To introduce sensorial activities
- To introduce language
- To introduce mathematics
- To introduce culture
- To introduce/demonstrate music and move
- To make arts
- To assess/monitor children’s performance/behavior
- To provide health care services
- To create/maintain montessorian environment
- To maintain safety
- To keep records
- To communicate with others
- To grow professionally