About the Directed Distance Learning Courses -Christchurch
The Directed Distance Learning courses are offered in Christchurch whereby the students cover the practical component face to face as they study each curriculum area by distance. The courses meet every fortnight with an Aperfield tutor to refine their skills demonstrating the Montessori materials. Generally two Montessori courses are studied each year by the students enrolled in this method.
Course members are expected to maintain full attendance and to participate actively in all sessions. If you miss a session it is your responsibility to contact the Tutor and catch up on any missed work. With the directed distance learning courses the practical component of the curriculum areas: Practical Life and Sensorial, Language, Maths, Environmental Studies, Art & Music are covered and tested as you go –hence the need for full attendance. Please note: both courses have either one or two Saturday sessions.
In 2014 the following courses are offered from two of the Montessori Early Childhood Centres:
Directed Distance Learning Book 1
Start Date: Tuesday 11th February 2014
Finish Date: Saturday 7th June 2014
Time: 6.30 – 9pm
Place: Nova Montessori Preschool
. 53 Owles Terrace
. Christchurch 8061
Phone: (03) 382-0503
The tutor is Shubha Narayan who is an experienced Montessorian, having experience as a Montessori head teacher and is co-principal of Nova Montessori Educational Community. Shubha will be ably assisted by Debbie Cocks another experienced Montessorian.
The course will be held every fortnight with approx 10 sessions which will cover the Practical demonstrations for: Practical Life and Sensorial Activities.
Directed Distance Learning Book 3
Start Date: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Finish Date: TBA
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Place: Courtyard Montessori Preschool
. 99A Somerfield Street
. Christchurch 8023
Phone: (03) 339-8052
The tutor is Natalie Collins who is an experienced Montessorian. She will be mentored by Di Fenwick, a senior tutor, founding Trustee with many year’s of experience.
The course will be held every fortnight with approx 7 sessions which will cover Geography, Biology, Science and History curriculum areas.
Student Numbers permitting, it is anticipated that Books 2 and 4 will be offered in Semester 2 of 2014.