Reasons to do the course
For adults who work or intend to work in a Montessori classroom for 6 to 12 years as assistants of a Montessori guide, the course will provide the basis for the completion of their work and the accreditation of the International Montessori Association (AMI).
Professionals who work or intend to work with children from 6 to 12 years old will know what the general proposal for work in a Montessori classroom from 6 to 12 years is like.
The course is also aimed at professionals in education and humanities, students, school managers and parents in general as a way of knowing the theoretical basis of the Montessori approach and helping the development of human beings.
Who is it for?
Graduates or professionals from the educational field (teachers, psychologists, pedagogues) who want to know the foundations of Montessori pedagogy at the Primary Education level and who have an interest in working as assistants to a Montessori guide at this stage. It is also indicated for administrative personnel of schools, students and families interested in knowing better the Montessori pedagogy for children from 6 to 12 years.
University degree linked to Education Sciences, Pedagogy, Psychology or related degrees. People without a university degree can also access the course, which will not obtain a postgraduate certificate but will receive the International Montessori Association Diploma and a certificate of attendance issued by the UdG Foundation: Innovation and Training.
Planned for its completion on 5 weekends during the months of November and December 2019, it is a 60-hour classroom course at the Montessori Palau school in Girona and has a minimum of 9 hours of observation. The course focuses on training for teacher assistants in a Montessori workshop classroom from 6 to 12 years. The course program is also specially designed for professionals and parents to deepen the pedagogical principles of María Montessori and the characteristics of her proposal for Primary School children.
- Train adults to develop their work as assistants of Montessori teachers in a classroom workshop of 6 to 12 years.
- To propose the psychological and pedagogical bases to promote the full development in Primary Education.
- Know the characteristics of the stages of development of the human being and its characteristics for self-development.
- Analyze the role of adults in child development (fathers and mothers, guides, assistants ...).
- Enter the function and application of human needs and trends in development.
- Analyze the child's independence procedure and the techniques to accompany its development.
- Analyze the binomial freedom and discipline and techniques to help its development.
- Introduce the different areas of the school curriculum and its interdisciplinary approach.
- Know the prepared environment and its importance.
- Describe the main tasks of the workshop assistant.
- Practice skills and techniques to help in the management of a Montessori classroom from 6 to 12 years old.
- Practice observation techniques.
- Practice skills and techniques of music, art, preparation and preparation of teaching materials.
- Present activities to promote social cohesion of the group.
The Montessori Assistant Certificate (6-12) is recognized by the Montessori Internationale Association (AMI) and is trained as an assistant at any Montessori school in the world.
This certificate is also valued as merit to be able to work in any field related to education, pedagogy and psychology.
AMI Officer of Montessori Assistants (6-12 years old)
Training aimed at training students to develop their work as an assistant in a Montessori Primary Education classroom (6-12 years). The theoretical bases, skills and techniques are provided to help in a Montessori Primary Education classroom. Several jobs and a minimum of 9 hours of observation are carried out in Montessori Primary School classrooms. At the end of the course if all the work is done, an official certificate from the Montessori Internationale Association (AMI) is obtained to be an assistant in Montessori classrooms.
Official Postgraduate Course AMI Assistant Montessori (6-12 years) by the University of Girona
Theoretical classes are combined with commented bibliographic readings and practical sessions.
External observations of a minimum of 9 hours in a classroom Montessori Primary Education workshop. They can be done later during the school year (always before November 30, 2019).
Minimum attendance of 80% to face-to-face sessions. Active participation in the practices and review of three written papers and observations.