Tutorial Guidelines for ASSIGNMENT 2 (Module 1)
Define the term sensitive periods and link them appropriately to the child’s first stage of development. Explain how you would support these sensitive periods during this first crucial stage.Recommended reading from your Montessori text books:-Montessori Centre International (MCI)(2013) Module 1 Philosophy London: MCI.
Montessori, M. (2012) The 1946 London Lectures Amsterdam: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
Scanned readings available on the internet platformLillard, P.P. (1996) Montessori Today New York: Schocken Books. pg 11 – 23.
Stephenson, M.E. (2000) The Human Tendencies NAMTA Journal (Vol.25 No.3) pp 5 – 22.
Other Montessori books recommended (available on our website bookshop or through Amazon)
Montessori, M. (1966) The Secret of Childhood New York: Ballantine Books
Montessori, M. (2007a) The Absorbent Mind Amsterdam: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
Montessori, M. (2007b) The Discovery of the Child Amsterdam: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
You will also find useful introductions to the Montessori Philosophy, classroom and activities on the website:-
Montessori St Nicholas (MSN) (undated) The Philosophy [online] available from:
http://www.montessori.org.uk/what_is_montessori/the_philosophy (accessed 20/11/2013)
Montessori St Nicholas (MSN) (undated) The Environment [online] available from: http://www.montessori.org.uk/what_is_montessori/the_environment (accessed 20/11/2013)
The Library and Study Resources on the website will have useful summaries of many of the Montessori topics such as the following links to our website: