Montessori Methods of Teaching
Montessori Method of teaching was conceived by an Italian female physician, Dr. Maria Montessori. She with her years of research on children had come to the conclusion that they mostly learn from the environment.
Dr. Montessori gave the world a scientific method, practical and tested, for bringing forth the very best in young human beings. She taught adults how to respect individual differences, and to emphasize social interaction and the education of the whole personality rather than the teaching of a specific body of knowledge. The discoveries of Maria Montessori are valuable for anyone living and working with children in any situation.
The Montessori method trains teachers so that they can adopt the method of seeing children as they really are and of creating environments which foster the fulfillment of their highest potential – spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.
Keeping the essence of the Montessori method we would like our trainee teachers to be exposed to other approaches and methodologies which will help them address the needs of their particular class better and more effectively. The Sensorial and EPL Montessori equipments are essential for preparing the very young learners for the later years in school so we have equipment handling as an important component of the course. At the same time the Teacher Training course makes the teacher aware of the more recent Reggio Emelia approach for early childhood education too.