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MEC 101 Mont. History and Philosophy
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: Must concurrently enroll in MEC 102 and MEC 103 and MEC 104 and MEC 105; Admission to the MECA infant/toddler teacher education

Gives a general introduction to Montessori's principles and ideas, her view of the child, and the child's place in society. Includes an overview of the history of education and parallels and relationships between Montessori's contributions and those of other educators who influenced her. Major concepts of the approach, such as the Absorbent Mind, Sensitive Periods, Logical-mathematical mind, spiritual and moral development of the child, will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on how these ideas relate to current standards of developmentally appropriate classroom practice for infants and toddlers. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available

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