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Programme Module Title

*Early Learning Environment (Minor Award) 6N1933

Programme Code

Programme Module Status

Mandatory

FETAC Level

6

*Successful completion leads to a Major Award 6M2007 in Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (Montessori Pedagogy)

ECCE Level 6 Early Learning Environment

2

EARLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT CONTENT UNIT ONE – MONTESSORI PEDAGOGY 1 1.2 The Programme Objectives

1.3 1.4

Between Teacher and Child by Haim Ginott Children Learn by Dorothy L. Law (1959) Students and Study

1.5 Montessori Pedagogy 1.5.1 Eight Principles of a Montessori Education 1.6 Maria Montessori – History and Life Character 1.6.1 Did You Know? 1.6.2 Important Dates in Maria Montessori’s Life 1870 – 1952 1.6.3 Montessori; Her Links to Ireland 1.6.4 Montessori in Modern Times 1.6.5 Introduction to Montessori Philosophy 1.6.6 Montessori; The Science Behind the Genius The Prepared Environment 1.7 1.7.1 The Child 1.7.2 The Environment 1.7.3 The Directress Implementing and Adhering to; Síolta Principles and Standards Aistear’s Themes 1.7.4 Montessori, Síolta and Aistear 1.7.5 Comparative Analysis of the Frameworks’ Elements Play 1.8 Characteristics of the Prepared Environment 1.9 1.9.1 The Physical Environment 1.9.2 The Aesthetic Environment 1.9.3 The Social and Emotional Environment The Role of the Directress 1.10 1.10.1 A Montessori Directress should have 1.10.2 What the Directress should observe during a Work Cycle 1.10.3 Tips to become a successful Montessori Teacher 1.11 Job Description 1.12 Teaching Skills 1.12.1 In my teaching am I able to be aware of the following? 1.12.2 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers 1.13 Aims of Montessori Pedagogy 1.14 Normalization 1.15 Children want to Learn - Planes of Development 1.16 The Absorbent Mind 1.17 The Sensitive Periods 1.18 Freedom 1.19 Classroom Management 1.20 Discipline and Behaviour 1.21 Evaluation and Assessment 1.21.1 How to approach Observations 1.21.2 The Information presented on a data sheet 1.21.3 Observation Template

Portobello Institute

2012

ECCE Level 6 Early Learning Environment

3

1.22 1.22.1 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27

Common Childhood Traits More Serious Emotional Problems Your Child Taken from “GROW” Jan 1980 Comparing the Montessori Method to the Traditional Overview of The Montessori Method Practical Hints Terminology

UNIT TWO – PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS 2 2.1 2.3 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.4 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 2.4.4 2.5 Area 1 2.5.1 2.5.2 2.5.3 2.5.4 2.5.5 2.5.6 2.5.7 2.5.8 2.5.9 2.5.10 2.5.11 2.5.12 2.5.13 2.5.14 2.5.15 2.5.16 2.5.17 2.5.18 2.5.19 2.5.20 2.5.21 2.5.22 2.5.23 Practical Life Skills – The Foundation of the Montessori Method Direct and Indirect Aims of the Practical Life exercises The Work Cycle How a Lesson should be Given What is the difference between a variation and an extension of an exercise? Four Areas of Practical Life Skills Area 1 – Elementary Movements Area 2 – Care of the Person Area 3 – Care of the Environment Area 4 – Social Skills, Grace and Courtesy Index of Practical Life Skills Exercises

Area 1 How to talk in the classroom Area 1 How to walk in the classroom Area 1 How to carry chairs Area 1 Carrying objects Area 1 Opening and Closing Locks Area 1 Opening and Closing Nuts and Bolts Area 1 Opening and Closing Doors Area 1 How to roll and unroll a floor mat Area 1 Use of Books Area 1 Opening and Closing Area 1 Spooning Rice Area 1 Pouring Large Beans from one jug to another Area 1 Pouring Water through a Funnel Area 1 Pouring Water from a Jug into two Identical Containers Area 1 Transferring water with a Pipette Area 1 Transferring Objects with a Tweezers Area 1 Transferring Water with a Sponge Area 1 Threading Medium Beads on a shoe lace Area 1 Cardboard Templates with Holes Area 1 Cutting with a Scissors Area 1 Folding Area 1 Walking the Line Area 1 Silence Game

Area 2 2.5.24 Area 2 Polishing Shoes 2.5.25 Area 2 Washing and drying hands 2.5.26 Area 2 Dressing Frames...
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