To take that step towards becoming a trained MontessorianView(s):
The Montessori philosophy founded by Dr. Maria Montessori is fundamentally a method of recognizing children as they really are and of creating an environment which will foster the fulfillment of their highest potential – spiritually, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Montessori education is characterized by a strong emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological growth.Dr. Maria Montessori introduced to the world this tried and tested method for bringing forth the best in a child 100 years ago. The beauty of the methodology is the very fact that it has survived and has remained immensely popular through the generations.
The Montessori methodology is dynamic and relevant because observations and adhering to the needs are continual and specific for each child. When a Montessori teacher meets the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of the children, satisfaction will set in as the children will exude excitement and a desire to play and work with enthusiasm, to learn, and to create.
Today Montessori Education is catching on in increasing numbers around the world, the need for Montessori trained teachers has become a demand worldwide, as such teacher training centers and schools exist on all continents.
MMI is a leading provider of the teacher training course. Their flagship Diploma in Montessori Method of Education (DMT), is awarded by Modern Montessori International (London), and is an internationally recognized programme endorsed by the British Accreditation Council and Open & Distance Learning Quality Council of the United Kingdom.
Designed for individuals wishing to work with or teach children from 2.5 to 6 years of age, the DMT course aims to develop in students a high level of professional competence as certified and qualified practitioners of the Montessori methodology.
Offered under part-time basis, the 1-year DMT course is delivered by professional lecturers with the objective to give students a deep grounding in the Montessori principle and philosophy, a basic understanding of child psychology, an appreciation and understanding of the teaching aids developed by the late Dr. Maria Montessori, a knowledge of the Montessori environment and the role of a Montessori directress/director, and – last but not least – a knowledge of the Montessori unique curriculum.
The comprehensive course covers the Montessori Philosophy and the five areas of teaching, namely Montessori Exercises of Practical Life, Sensorial Education, Language, Phonics & Grammar, Mathematics, and Cultural Subjects such as Geography, Botany, Zoology, and History. The Programme is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC), which will ensure the students the quality of the Montessori programme. The five pillars of the Montessori Education namely are;
The Montessori Practical Life is where the child learns self-help skills for daily practical living. The exercises provide the foundation for coordination of independence and a sense of order, concentration, and a care towards himself/herself and the environment. The process of learning the Montessori Practical Life skills is divided into clear isolated progressive steps. Without much verbal explanations, the child observes the well-defined and calculated movements of the teacher and catches on with accurate imitation.
Montessori Sensorial Education enables the child to understand and learn about their environment using their five senses; it helps the child develop their intellect, Whether you believe intelligence is genetic or produced by environment, as a trained Montessori teacher you can further it by education. As a teacher you will learn and acquire the necessary Intelligence to build upon experiences and thought processes to impart to the child. The Montessori materials for ages 18 months to 6 are designed to help a child’s mind develop the necessary skills for later intellectual learning, during the course presentation techniques will be taught for competency when sharing the activity with the child.
Language, Phonics & Grammar- Develops the child’s four area of language development (reading/writing/speaking/listening), a teacher going through the training will be exposed to the skills sets needed to inculcate language skills to children.
Montessori Mathematics enables children to learn mathematical concepts through concrete objects, through the course the student will be exposed to the techniques and concepts to teach young children these concepts.
Montessori Cultural Subject brings the world to the child through Geography, Botany, Zoology and History. In essence a Montessori directress strives to groom a citizen of the world, preparing them for life.
The course aims to develop in student a high level of professional competence as teachers of the Montessori Method to children from 2.5 years to 6 years of age. The course will give students an understanding of
- A thorough understanding of the Montessori Philosophy and principles.
- Basic understanding of the child psychology.
- An appreciation and understanding of the teaching materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.
- Knowledge of the Montessori environment and the role of the Montessori environment and the role of a Montessori directress/director.
- Knowledge of the Montessori Curriculum.
To facilitate the step towards a Montessori career, it is pertinent to receive the right motivation and guidance and the Diploma in Montessori is the way to go, call MMI on 0777 70 10 10 for further information.
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