montessori elearning

The Montessori online training I completed with Montessori Consulting is the most comprehensive and informative dementia specific training I’ve completed in over 3 decades of nursing. This training should be compulsory for all staff working in the aged care environment including Facility Managers, Care Managers, Registered Nurses and care staff.

Carolyn Singh

R.N.

The Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course is one of the most powerful courses available. This training has opened my eyes to how care should be , watching the residents life being changed by giving them choice, dignity, and a real sense of purpose. There is no better way to care than the Montessori way and no one better to lead the way than the Montessori Consulting team. This course is like the book you can’t put down. Leaves you wanting more.

Helen Haynes

Montessori Change Lead, Villa Maria Catholic Homes

E-Learning Course

We are delighted to offer our e-Learning Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course. The course can be studied at your pace within the designated time-frames, whether in the workplace or at home. This e-Learning course is a valuable adjunct to the training, mentoring and support services delivered by Montessori Consulting. Organisational packages are negotiable to meet your individual needs.

The Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course is relevant to those who care for older adults and people living with dementia, whether in the community, day respite or care communities, including professional carers, volunteers and care partners.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and approaches to develop a Montessori prepared environment, enabling the person to be the best they can be.

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” 

Maria Montessori

Three options are available to start making Montessori YOUR difference and changing the lives of older people, especially those living with dementia.

Level 1 – Introduction to Montessori for Ageing and Dementia

Montessori for Ageing and Dementia focuses on both the person and the environment which is adapted to support memory loss and retain skills and abilities.

The Level 1 Introduction to Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course is relevant to those who care for older adults and people living with dementia, whether in the community, day respite or care communities, including professional team members, volunteers and care partners.

This course will provide you with an introduction to the knowledge and approaches to develop a Montessori prepared environment.

Should participants wish to progress beyond an introduction, they are advised to enrol in Level 2 which includes some application of the principles of Montessori or Level 3 which on successful completion awards Beginner Practitioner certification. These advanced courses include identifying strengths, spaced retrieval, the brain and behaviour as well as responsive behaviours. Case studies include application of the principles of Montessori and the prepared environment.

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.”
Maria Montessori

 

Level 2 – Montessori for Ageing and Dementia

Montessori for Ageing and Dementia focuses on both the person and the environment which is adapted to support memory loss and retain skills and abilities.

We are unable to change the terrible effects of dementia; however we can circumvent them by embracing the Montessori principles and implementing prepared environments. This includes knowing the person, their strengths and abilities, and using that knowledge to develop meaningful engagement, and the prepared environment.

We are delighted to welcome you to our eLearning Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course. The course can be studied at your pace within the designated timeframes, whether in the workplace or at home. The eLearning course is a valuable adjunct to the training, mentoring and support services delivered by Montessori Consulting. Organisational packages are negotiable to meet your individual needs.

The Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course is relevant to those who care for older adults and people living with dementia, whether in the community, day respite or care communities, including professional carers, volunteers and care partners.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and approaches to develop a Montessori prepared environment, enabling the person to be the best they can be.

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.”

Maria Montessori

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the history of Montessori and the translation of the principles to ageing and dementia
  • Understand the importance of each person’s story including their strengths, skills, needs and abilities
  • Identify the connection between the environment and responsive behaviour including their role as part of the prepared environment
  • Focus on the strengths of the person in developing strategies to retain skills and provide meaningful engagement in case study
  • Prepare the environment to enable people to achieve their full potential.

Level 3 – AMI Montessori Beginner Practitioner

This course is designed for care professionals, volunteers and care partners of older adults, particularly those living with dementia. Montessori for ageing and dementia is relevant to the care of older adults: in hospital; day respite; other activities outside their usual environment ; living in the community or residential care communities.

The Montessori approach seeks to establish a ‘culture of care’ which will enhance quality of life.
Once you have successfully completed the course, a certificate for Level 3 Beginner Practitioner will be issued.

Beginner Practitioners will have a depth of knowledge, demonstrating the skills and knowledge to apply the principles of Montessori and the prepared environment in broad ranging settings. This level is essential for those who wish to have Montessori as their core philosophy as well as team members who lead Montessori as a culture of care. The learner is supported through three phone/zoom sessions. The learner has 6 weeks from enrolment to complete the requirements.

 

Level 3 requirements

  • Completion of the eLearning course within 2 weeks of enrolment and access for the 6-week duration of the course
  • Completion of two case studies for people living with dementia demonstrating the application of the principles of Montessori and the prepared environment
  • Lessons learned reflection
  • Third party/supervisor’s report
  • Submission of all documents and evidence as outlined in the instructions for submission

Level 3 includes

  • Online support as required
  • Phone/zoom session after completion of eLearning course to answer questions and discuss assignment requirements, no later than 2 weeks post enrolment
  • Phone/zoom session at 4 weeks to further support learner in completion of assignments.
  • Phone/zoom session at 6 weeks to review submitted assignments
  • Certificate for Level 3 Beginner Practitioner issued on successful completion of assessment tasks.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the history of Montessori and the translation of the principles to ageing and dementia
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of each person’s story including their strengths, skills, needs and abilities through completion of two case studies.
  • Show knowledge of the connection between the environment and responsive behaviour; their role as part of the prepared environment through completing case studies, lessons learned reflection
  • Focus on the strengths of the person in developing strategies to retain skills and provide meaningful engagement within two case studies
  • Prepare the environment to enable people to achieve their full potential through observation and evaluation within the two case studies
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to achieve Beginner Practitioner Status

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Montessori Consulting

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West Hobart

TAS 7000