The Montessori Training Institute is the leading institute in Montessori training in Ghana and the sub African region.
BACKGROUND The Montessori training institute was established on the 18th of May 2011. The institute has produced over one thousand qualified teachers and still counting who are really making impact in early childhood education. The institute started with one center but due to hard work, the branches has been increased to four. The competent lectures and well equipped environment has enhanced the best in learning in our centers since its establishment. We specialize in certificate and international diploma in Montessori training which enables you get to the international level at your convenience.
OUR BELIEVES We strongly believe that Dr. Maria Montessori’s method of education is the best for educating children and its global implementation in schools is crucial. This idea we have in Montessori system of education served as our strongest motivation to make this dream a possibility.
MISSION The mission of the Montessori training institute (M.T.I) is to offer high quality teacher education courses that provide an in-depth study of Montessori’s concepts and philosophy of education, her unique psychological insights into the child and the ways in which they can be effectively implemented in the classroom.
OBJECTIVES Montessori education for a child of any age is based on the self-construction of the child within a prepared environment aiming for the fullest possible development of the child. The goal of M.T.I teacher training course is to guide adults as they prepare for the work and responsibility of helping each child develop the fullness of his or her potential. During the course of training, the student is assisted in learning a pedagogy that supports the development of the child.
The Montessori method of teaching aims for the fullest possible development of the whole child, ultimately preparing him for life's many rich experiences. Complemented by her training in medicine, psychology and anthropology, Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952) developed her philosophy of education based upon actual observations of children.
Children pass through sensitive periods of development early in life. Dr. Montessori described the child's mind between the time of birth and six years of age as the "absorbent mind". It is during this stage that a child has a tremendous ability to learn and assimilate from the world around him, without conscious effort. During this time, children are particularly receptive to certain external stimuli. A Montessori teacher recognizes and takes advantage of these highly perceptive stages through the introduction of materials and activities which are specially designed to stimulate the intellect.
Encouraged to focus her attention on one particular quality, the child works at her own optimum level – in an environment where beauty and orderliness are emphasized and appreciated. A spontaneous love of "work" is revealed as the child is given the freedom (within boundaries) to make her own choices.
Montessori teachers are trained facilitators in the classroom, always ready to assist and direct. Their purpose is to stimulate the child's enthusiasm for learning and to guide it, without interfering with the child's natural desire to teach himself and become independent. Each child works through his individual cycle of activities, and learns to truly understand according to his own unique needs and capabilities. Everything in a Montessori classroom has a specific use or purpose. There is nothing in the prepared environment that the child cannot see or touch. All of the furniture and equipment is scaled down to the child's size and is within easy reach. A quality Montessori classroom has a busy, productive atmosphere where joy and respect abound. Within such an enriched environment, freedom, responsibility, and social and intellectual development spontaneously flourish!
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