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“Overseas Education Consultant, Psychologist, Child Development Specialist”
I have finished high school in Turkey. I went to Australia / Sydney in 1989. Same year my college education started at full scholarship at Sydney Macguair University in child development department of Psychology and expertise double major. I have successfully completed my university. Right after university I have started working with leading nurseries and kindergartens in Australia age group 0-12.”
FOLLOW-UP TO THE DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION:
Key Features of the Montessori Method
The Montessori approach is a child-centered one that operates on several defining principles. The goal of a Montessori classroom is to develop the whole child, which includes physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities. The job of the teacher is to open each child’s full potential, and not to view them as clay to be molded. Hallmarks of Montessori include:
- Mixed Age Groupings:Children of mixed ages work together in classrooms. Younger students observe older ones, which helps to prepare them for upcoming and more challenging materials. Older students serve as mentors and guides for those who are younger.
- Big Picture Focus:The Montessori approach operates on the belief that children learn best when they possess background knowledge about a subject. The Montessori curriculum is often referred to as “cosmic”, meaning that learning builds upon prior exposure, building deep understanding.
- Focus on Sensitive, or Critical, Periods: Dr. Montessori believed that there are certain times when children could best obtain certain skills. Instruction is matched to a child’s sensitive window for acquiring the skill.
- Prepared Environment: The physical environment of a Montessori classroom is designed with children in mind. All furniture is appropriately sized, and materials are placed to be accessible by the children in the room. The environment is prepared with developmentally appropriate materials designed to stimulate multiple senses and stimulate learning. Self-correcting materials are available so that students may work on them independently. These materials can be cross-curricular, including blocks, letters, and other types of manipulatives.
- Focus on Peace: Respect for all life forms is stressed, along with focus on inner-peace, peaceful interactions, social justice and community service
Key Features of Reggio Schooling
The Reggio philosophy is based on natural child development as researched and described by many child psychologists and researchers. The key features of the program include the ideas that:
- Children learn best through a multi-sensory approach: Reggio classrooms contain experiences that appeal to all senses. Children will be touching, seeing, hearing, moving, speaking and listening.
- Children should have some control over their own learning: Reggio classrooms are about children making their own meaning through exploration and discovery. Children are seen as co-constructors of knowledge, instead of being viewed as targets of instruction. They participate in many different projects where they can observe, hypothesize, question and clarify to create understanding.
- Children must have many ways to express themselves: Children in Reggio schools gain deep understanding of the materials in their classrooms and the world around them. They look at materials from a variety of ways, and participate in long term projects designed to let them view a subject from many angles.
- Relationships are important: Both relationships with other children and with adults are imperative in the Reggio Emilia classroom. Children are expected to work together in communities to collaborate with each other.
- Children need to have relationships with the materials they are to explore: The physical environment of a Reggio classroom is highly important and designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as engaging. The environment is considered to be the third teacher in a Reggio setting.