INTRODUCTION TO MONTESSORI THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY – PART A & B

17 & 18 FEBRUARY 2018

Invitation to Montessori Institute Students, Parents and other interested members of the Community to attend a two day Introduction to Montessori Theory and Philosophy Workshop Part A and Part B.

The two day workshop will provide a theoretical overview of Montessori Theory and Philosophy, followed by application and the Montessori classroom.

Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Maria Montessori’s Life and Influence
  • The Montessori Approach
  • Four Planes of Development
  • Human Tendencies
  • The Absorbent Mind and Sensitive Periods
  • Preparing the Environment
  • Montessori Materials
  • Role of the Adult
  • Classroom Organisation for Different Age Groups
  • Differences to Traditional
  • Overview of Curriculum Areas
  • Indirect Preparation
  • Practicalities of Choosing Elements and Care of the Environment
  • Choice and Independence
  • Normalisation, Practical Life, and Grace and Courtesy

The presenter, Deirdre O’Reilly, has taught for the almost thirty-five years in Montessori environments in Australia, Ireland and California.  She holds pre-primary and primary Montessori diplomas and a B.Ed. (Primary) from UNE, a Master’s in Education (Special Ed.) from University of Sydney and has almost completed a Grad. Dip. Early Childhood from Macquarie University.  Deirdre has three adult children and six grandchildren.  She has presented both nationally and internationally at numerous conferences and consults as a parent coach and to Montessori schools both in Australia and overseas through her company Small Steps.

VENUE:
                 Southside Montessori School
                 35 Lillian Road, Riverwood  NSW

DATES & TIMES:
                 17 February 2018              9am – 4pm
                 18 February 2018              9am – 4pm

COST:
                 All attendees  $270

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP CLICK HERE

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