Human Relations and Self Awareness Among Young Children (MO630)

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for the Montessori Institute of San Diego (MISD)

This course will introduce the student to the group of exercises known in Montessori education as Practical Life. We will explore their function in the development of the child, with particular emphasis on how they promote concentration and prepare the child for later activities. Focus will be on understanding how interest, attention, concentration and independence are fostered by these exercises, in relation to the child’s immediate environment as well as the larger society in which he lives. Attention will also be given to activities which invite the child to practice social etiquette.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for educators.



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What You Will Learn

  • Identify and explain the characteristics, purposes, and appropriate ages of the Practical Life activities, including the rationale behind each exercise
  • Understand the importance of analyzing the sequence of movements that compose everyday activities
  • Prepare preschool environments so that the materials are accessible to the children in age appropriate sequences
  • Demonstrate all Practical Life activities and explain the fundamentals of this group of exercises
  • Value the cultural diversity of the children, including how they express themselves via social graces and everyday activities
  • Exchange cultural customs, greetings, traditions, and any other aspects of diversity that they will be able to incorporate into their classrooms


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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