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MEC 111 Mont. History, Philosophy & Pedagogy
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: Must concurrently enroll in MEC 112 and MEC 113 and MEC 114 and MEC 115; Admission to the MECA early childhood 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 early childhood. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available