The AMI Elementary Assistants’ Certificate Course is useful for parents, guardians, and adults working with children from all fields. The course offers an in depth understanding of Dr. Montessori’s Approach to Education. Course work will consist of lectures, readings and discussion, practical session and Observation. The course is designed such that it highlights the important work of an adult as an assistant to the child’s development. It opens the way for adults to assist children both at home and in school. It helps interested adults work with children in a Montessori environment. Upon completion of the course requirements, participants are awarded a certificate from AMI.
The course lectures will touch upon some of the main principles of Montessori education.
- Introduction to Montessori
- Introduction to Montessori’s theory of human development
- The prepared environment for the second plane
- The plan for the elementary child
- Cosmic education
- Freedom and responsibility
- Interacting with the elementary child
- The Assistant
Observation is a requirement for the certification. Students will need to observe a child, a plant, a thing or a painting and videos. They will be required to record and submit a written report of their observations.
Students will need to submit written work at regular intervals during the course. These assignments will include theory essays and observation reports. All assignments must be completed in order to receive the certificate.
In order to receive the certificate students must have 90% attendance. Students with attendance below 90% will not be eligible for an AMI certificate.
All lectures will be in English. Course work will need to be presented in English.
The AMI Elementary Assistants’ Certificate is awarded to those who complete all the course requirements. In order to receive the AMI Assistants Certificate, the applicant should:
- Have 90% attendance
- Submit 3 theory assignments asked and acceptance is required
- Complete the required observation as required by the course and submit an Observation report
Trainer: Ms. Madhavi Gaddam
Ms. Madhavi Gaddam is the first Auxiliary Trainer in Asia, for the elementary level. She holds the Association Montessori International (AMI) 3 to 6 and 6 to 12 diplomas. She also has done her orientation to Adolescent studies under AMI. She has a vast working experience working with children in Montessori environments.
Course Format, Online Course
The Course Schedule and Timings:
Dates: February 18th to March 5th 2021.
Time: 3 PM to 5:30 PM every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Candidates from all walks of life and from different professions are welcome. The course is open to anyone who wants to know more about the Montessori philosophy.
To apply, the following must be submitted:
- The application form should be accompanied by
- 1- recent passport size photographs. Please paste 1 photograph on the application form.
- A photocopy of the relevant certificate.
- Life Sketch (500 words)
- Medical Certificate
Indian Nationals may pay the fees by means of Direct Bank Transfer or a crossed local cheque or Demand Draft in favor of “Sir Ratan Tata Institute” payable at par
|Indian Nationals (INR)
|Tuition including GST
*Subject to change based on government regulations
*If a student withdraws at any time, fees will not be refunded for any reason.
Bank details for online payment.
Account Name: Sir Ratan Tata Institute
Name of the Bank: HDFC Bank
Bank Address: Hughes Road Branch, Manek Lodge, 85, N.S. Patkar Marg, Hughes Road, Mumbai – 400007
RTGS/ NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000567
MICR NO : 400240072
Account No.: 50100225115377
After the online transfer is done please note down the transaction number and date and email to us at eleme[email protected]
To prepare for the course, it will be good practice to read around the subject. The following books will help you begin this process.
It is recommended that selected reading from the three books below be assigned during the course to prepare the assistants for continuing their study after the course.
- Montessori, Maria To Educate the Human Potential
- Montessori, Maria The Formation of Man
- Montessori, Maria Education and Peace
- Montessori, Maria From Childhood to Adolescence
- Other readings may be included.
Books published by Indian Montessori Foundation (IMF) will be available for sale at:
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