Course: Montessori method

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Course title Montessori method
Course code KPP/MONP
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kasperová Dana, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Reform pedagogical movement - historical overview and pedagogical bases. New school and new education - new school movements. Alternative education and alternative educational systems. 2. The educational system of M. Montessori - philosophy of the educational system of M. Montessori. 3. The concept of child in educational system of M. Montessori. 4. Pedagogical principles of the M. Montessori system and their use in teaching. 5. Educational practice of educational system of M. Montessori. 6. Importance of didactic material in Montessori education. Practice of selected educational institutions working according to the principles of educational system of M. Montessori - example of Montessori primary school in Tanvald - video demonstration, video analysis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Observation
  • Class attendance - 14 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 6 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 34 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 32 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will learn the basic principles of Montessori pedagogy, which will be able to follow in practice, on the basis of which they will create a proposal of a short-term educational program.
After completion of the course student will be able: 1. to understand the content of prescribed curriculum of Montessori pedagogy 2. to reflect the topic critically 3. to demonstrate specific intellectual skills gained in a course in writing of a semestral paper 4. to apply gained knowledge in educational process
Prerequisites
The student has basic knowledge of pedagogy and didactics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written assignment

Regular pedagogical observations in schools with elements of alternative pedagogical concepts - Montessori pedagogy. Reflection and critical analysis of observations. Presentation of the observations. Creation of a proposal of a short-term educational program and work activities with regard to alternative pedagogical concepts of Montessori pedagogy.
Recommended literature
  • HERRMANN, ?. 100 vzdělávacích Montessori aktivit: doprovázíme dítě při jeho objevování světa. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2017. ISBN 978-80-256-2137-0.
  • KASPER, T., KASPEROVÁ, D. Dějiny pedagogiky. Praha: Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2429-4.
  • KIRCHNER, M. Můj sešit Montessori: práce ruky, čísla, tvary, písmena a zvuky, tvary, příroda. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2017. ISBN 978-80-256-2008-3.
  • LUDWIG, H. Vychováváme a vzděláváme s Marií Montessoriovou: (praxe reformně pedagogické koncepce). Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7395-049-1.
  • LUKÁŠOVÁ-KANTORKOVÁ, H. Cesty k pedagogice obratu. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7464-222-7.
  • MONTESSORI, M. Objevování dítěte. Praha: Portál, 2017. ISBN 978-80-262-1234-8.
  • MONTESSORI, M. Od dětství k dospívání. Praha: Triton, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7387-478-0.
  • MONTESSORI, M. Tajuplné dětství. Praha: Triton, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7387-382-0.
  • NICOLLE, I. Učíme se s Montessori: založeno na principu Learning by Doing. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2017. ISBN 978-80-256-2017-5.
  • NICOLLE, I. Učíme se s Montessori: založeno na principu Learning by Doing. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2017. ISBN 978-80-256-2019-9.
  • Průcha, J. Alternativní školy a inovace ve vzdělávání. Praha: Portál, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7178-999-4.
  • RÝDL K. Alternativní pedagogická hnutí v současné společnosti. Brno: Zeman Marek, 1994. ISBN 80-900035-8-3.
  • SINGULE, F. Pedagogické směry 20. století v kapitalistických zemích. Praha: SPN, 1966.
  • ZELINKOVÁ, O. Pomoz mi, abych to dokázal: pedagogika Marie Montessoriové a její metody dnes. Praha: Portál, 1997. ISBN 80-7178-071-5.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for upper-secondary school teachers (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
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