- Adequate level of both spoken and written English, Czech, Slovak to allow efficient study in the course (B2+ level).
- Ability to study at academic level
- Computer (with camera) availability, and internet good enough for Zoom (2.6Mbps) (for online participation)
- A quiet place to study if you opt for online format (it is NOT allowed to be driving during the course)
- Positive motivation to study and willingness to positively and constructively cooperate with the Course Director and the training center staff.
Introduction to the course
The program provides foundational Montessori theory and methodology for working with adolescents (12-18 years). It is suitable for all adults who wish to develop their skills with working with adolescent.
- Blended formatYou can choose if you want to take the course onsite in the Czech Republic at the adolescent farm or online via Zoom.
- 60 hours
- Guidance of AMI trainer, Jenny M. Höglund
- Certificate awarded by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
- International students
- Price: starting at 750€depending on time of registration (Early/Standard/Late) and format you prefer (onsite/online)
These dates may be subject to change.
General information about the course
Who is the course suitable for?
- Teachers wanting to deepen their knowledge and skills
- School leaders and administrators
- Parents (and other family members)
- Professinals working with children (teachers, social workers..)
- All adults interested in adolescent development
Learning outcomes and key benefits
Students of this course will learn how to support and help maintain equilibrium within the group, how to observe, when and how to intervene but not interfere. They will gain knowledge of Montessori's understanding of development of independence and acquire the ability to support the development of the child and what the prepared environment looks like. Also, they will develop understanding of the specifics of the child in the third plane of development, as well as the basic principles of the centers for work and study and the importance of community work in that period of development.
All students of the course will have the opportunity to learn from a very experienced AMI Training Directress Jenny M. Höglund, study alongside colleagues from all over the world, engage in lively discussions, share their experience with others as well as gain new perspective themselves. All successful course graduates also receive worldwide recognized international certificate from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
What is the role of the adult in the adolescent community?
For the adolescent, the adult role is to provide a model of living in a community and making a positive contribution to that community. The adult's role is critical at every stage of development because of the adult's responsibility to support human development to its fullest.
The adolescent has a developmental need to interact with a variety of adults in different roles in society. These interactions inform the adolescent about different roles adults have in society and, just as important, the different personalities adults have and how adults interact in different social situations. The adolescent needs a tremendous amount of information about adult work, social interactions, both interpersonal and intrapersonal. For these very reasons, adolescent Montessori guides often remark that the adults are a main material in the prepared environment from which adolescents learn through observation and interaction.
- 1Introduction to Montessori
- 2Human Development and Tendencies
- 3Planes of Development
- 4Prepared Environment and Adult
- 5Social Organisation
- 6Residential Life
- 7Social and Economic Independendence, Production and Exchange
- 8Educational Syllabus
- 10Moral Development
- 11Mathematics, Language, Science, Technology
- 12Study and Work of the Adolescent
- 14Case Studies, Adolescent Voices
- 16Whole School - administrators, colleagues, parents
What is AMI certification?
Association Montessori International (AMI) is a worldwide leading authority on Montessori education. Maria Montessori founded the association herself to further her work and AMI certified courses are hence known for their high quality and integrity with Montessori's work. They are respected and acknowledged worldwide and some schools accept teachers only with AMI certified education. Montessori Institute Prague is the only AMI certified training center in the Czech Republic.
What certificate will I receive?
Participants who successfully complete the requirements for certification will earn the worldwide recognized AMI 12-18 Orientation Course Certificate.
(optional) Onsite Module
Participants have the opportunity to extend the course and attend the onsite module taking place in the training center in Prague. They will get to practice working with Montessori materials under the guidance of Heidi Philippart herself.
All students who take this additional module and fulfill the requirements for certification will be awarded AMI 0-3 Orientation Course Certificate.
Requirements for certification
- Three essaysSubmission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.
- Observation9 hours of observation to be done within 12 weeks after the course ends.
- Reports and NotesSubmission of observation notes and observation report.
- AttendanceMinimum of 90% live attendance.
- Overall satisfactory participation in the courseAs evaluated by the Course Director.
- You have 12 weeks to submit all the assignments.If students do not finish their requirements for certification on time before the course finishes, they have 12 weeks to submit their missing work.
BLENDED FORMAT & LANGUAGE
Live sessions (same for online and onsite students)
The whole course is given in English. It is also being simultaneously interpreted into Czech. All course work including written assignments can be done in English, Czech, Slovak. It is a prerequisite to have at least a B2 level (verbal and written) command of one of the languages.
LOCATION OF THE FARM for onsite students
Students are required to read the following literature (access to be purchased during registration).
- From Childhood to AdolescenceSelected chapters; Maria Montessori
- The Adolescent - A Social NewbornMaria Montessori
- The 1946 London LecturesSelected chapters; Maria Montessori
Jenny Marie Höglund is an AMI trainer for 6-12. She is AMI 3- 6 and 6-12 trained. In 1995 Jenny she founded a Montessori school in Swedish Sätile Montessoriskolan Lära för livet, for children 1 - 16 years old.
Jenny has been a Montessori guide for more than 24 years. Her school and farm is the only location in Europe where you can train in the AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies.
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