AMI Orientation 12-18
What it entails
This course provides a foundation in the Montessori theory and approach for working with adolescents aged 12-18. Participants are presented with an overview of core Montessori principles and essential information to understand the developmental needs of this age-group.
The course takes place over sixty hours and is ideal for parents, administrators, visiting specialists/experts, and professionals from all areas of care involving adolescents. It is also an ideal introduction for those considering the AMI 12-18 Diploma Course in order to work in adolescent communities.
Lectures, discussions and seminars are offered to introduce:
- Dr. Montessori's theory of Human Development
- Characteristics and needs of the Third Plane of Development
- Transition from and building on the first two Planes of Development
- A Centre for Study and Work, the Prepared Environment for the Third Plane (physical, social organisation, residential life)
- Preparation and role of the adults
- Social and Economic Independence and the pivotal role of Production and Exchange
- Work as a Human Right and privilege
- Dr. Montessori's Educational Syllabus
- Plans of Study and Work
- Three Period Learning Cycle
- Contribution of the Third Plane: To what end?
- Introduction to the technique of Seminar
- Introduction to the method of Observation
- Working with adolescents, colleagues, administrators, parents
Contemporary case-studies are shared, and there is the opportunity to hear the perspectives of adolescents themselves.
The course is followed up with a requirement of nine hours of observation in an approved adolescent community.
Participants who complete the course requirements will receive an AMI Certificate of Completion.