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Activities of Everyday Living (AEL) in the Montessori Environment


About This Course

This course explores Activities of Everyday Living in the Montessori environment, discussing the philosophy and principles which underpin this core area of the Montessori curriculum. Looking in detail at each element, we will reflect on the holistic learning of the child and consider how to co-create an engaging, supportive AEL area in the classroom.

What You'll Learn

This course will: Revisit the background philosophy and principles; Explore activities for each area of AEL; Discuss how AEL acts as a foundation for future learning; Explore links with Cosmic Education; Review designing and adapting materials; Look at material presentation suggestions


There are no requirements to take this course. Our What is Montessori? and Montessori Pedagogy courses would be useful background knowledge before you start this course. t.

Course Staff

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Millie James

Millie James is part of the Digital Education Team and an Online Academic Tutor at Montessori Centre International. She initially began her Montessori journey studying at MCI before becoming a practitioner and Deputy Manager of a Montessori setting. Now her passion for the Montessori approach continues by sharing it with the students she works alongside.

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Tags: CPD, Professional Development, AEL, Montessori skills, practitioners, settings,