- Duration: 10 weeks
The intention of the Assistants Course is to help interested adults become informed, capable, and supportive assistants to a trained elementary teacher. Further, the program may serve as an information course for administrators of schools and parents. • To learn the Montessori philosophy with regard to child development • To observe the elementary child (2nd plane of development) • To learn how to interact with the Montessori-trained teacher • To learn how to interact with the elementary child • To acquire the ability to support the development of the child by assisting the teacher.
Duration of the course program:
Sixty hours at the Centre, and nine (9) additional hours of observation of children aged between 6 and 12. The observations are to be done either immediately after the course or parallel to the course.
Course Structure options:
• Two full weeks
• One full day a week for ten weeks
• Five weekends (could include a Friday evening session)
• Weekends plus some evenings
Note: Whatever format is chosen, the course should not be extended beyond twelve weeks.
It is recommended that selected readings from the three books below be assigned during the course to prepare the assistants for continuing their studies after the course. • To Educate the Human Potential • The Formation of Man • Education and Peace Other readings may be included.
Requirements for Students
• Submission of three papers (500 words each) on topics set by the course, to be submitted by a date stipulated by the course director. At least one of these topics should be a theory topic. • In order to obtain the Elementary Assistants Course Certificate a minimum of 90% attendance is required for the lectures. 100% of observation hours must be fulfilled.
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