This online course provides a foundation in the Montessori theory and approach for working with adolescents (young people aged 12-18 years).
Lecture topics focus on understanding the developmental needs of the adolescent and the components of a Montessori adolescent programme. The course provides a vision of a Montessori adolescent community which participants can apply in their unique communities.
Who is the course for?
The course is for anyone interested in the Montessori approach for the 12-18 years age group including parents, those working at Montessori schools and interested professionals from all areas including education, health care and social work.
What will I learn about?
- The Montessori approach and the Planes of Development
- The characteristics and needs of adolescents
- The Montessori adolescent programme – the Prepared Environment, the role of the adult and plan of work/study
- The importance of the work of the hands, self-expression and residential life
Participants will receive an AMI certification upon completion of the workshop.
About the Trainer
Jenny Marie Höglund is an AMI trainer at the 6-12 and 12-18 levels. She is AMI 3- 6 and 6-12 trained. In 1995 Jenny founded a Montessori school in Sweden – Montessoriskolan Lära för livet, for children aged 1 – 16 years.
“If puberty is on the physical side a transition from an infantile to an adult state, there is also, on the psychological side, a transition from the child who has to live in a family, to the man who has to live in society.”
(Maria Montessori, From Childhood to Adolescence)
How will I study?
The course will take place with live sessions on Zoom. You can access the sessions on a PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone with speakers, a microphone and a good internet connection. You will have opportunities to ask the trainer questions during the session.
Please note that we strongly recommend the use of a desktop computer or laptop for all live Zoom sessions.
Do you accept students from outside the UK?
The course can be taken from anywhere in the world but will be delivered via live online sessions so you will need to check the time in your time zone.