Course Descriptions

CodeEDTE
Number505
TitleHuman Relations and Self Awareness among Young Children
Units2
Description

This course will show the student the group of exercises known in Montessori education as: the “Practical Life Exercises” and their function in the development of the child. Focus will be on understanding how interest, attention, concentration, and independence are fostered by these exercises which are vital for the child’s development, in relation to the environment in which he works and the society in which he lives. Emphasis will be on Montessori’s technique for introducing a child to activities that will foster concentration, a cornerstone of development and a precursor for later exercises and activities that invite the child to practice social etiquette.