The course has been designed to provide students with
a sound knowledge of the Montessori Method of Education, both in theory and
practice, as well as providing up-to-date research on child development and
The methods of evaluating these outcomes and assessing the
student's performance include a combination of the following:
- Self-assessment, individually or through study groups
- Personal tutorial support, online or by ordinary
- Course work, which includes writing essays,
observations and the preparation of files.
- A written examination.
- A viva examination during which students demonstrate
selected pieces of Montessori apparatus.
A well defined evaluation system has been prepared for
markers stating clearly the criteria to be met.
The Teaching Practice is assessed separately. Supervising Teachers are assigned
to each student and their objective is to support the students, make realistic
assessments according to a set of criteria and give the student feedback so that
the process of learning to become a Montessori teacher is continuous.
Students are supported via e-mail and through the ICME Online Distance Learning
website, where all the schedules and assignments are posted.
Questions are posted on the
site. Essays by students are submitted and returned to students by e-mail.