1. Introduction to Montessori
  2. The Role of the Directress
  3. The Role of the Assistant
  4. Overview of the Planes of Development
  5. The Child's Mind from 0-6 years, Sensitive Periods
  6. Order: The importance of Order and Precision, Order in the development of personality
  7. Movement 0-6: Development of Movement and its significance for the child
  8. Language: Development of, also taking into account the following elements:
    1. Preparation of the adult
    2. Use of language in general
    3. Vocabulary: correct, precise, rich, scientifically exact
    4. How to listen to children
    5. How to elicit language
  9. Independence: Development of, also taking into account different levels of independence - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, as conditions for interdependence
  10. Prepared environment: Home and Casa dei Bambini (the physical and the intangible)
  11. Freedom and Discipline: Understanding the concept of Freedom from Montessori point of view and the growth of Discipline as inner development
  12. Social Development
  13. Observation and its relevance (technique and recording of)
  14. Music and Art
  15. Maintaining the environment (indoor and outdoor)

Some time will be dedicated to the reading and discussion of Maria Montessori's texts relevant to topics given.

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