Via Luigi Canonica 67

20154 Milano (MI) IT

Innovative and systemic methods in teaching languages based on the pedagogy of Maria Montessori

Project Info
Course center Provider: Europe for all
PIC: 948745070 OID: E10049367

Locations: Milano Italy;
Category: Teaching Method


In the context of change and challenges to which academic institutions are called, considering the evaluation dimensions of teaching and international teacher training practices, this course aims to develop innovative methods for learning and teaching in educational contexts. The challenge taken up by the course is to promote training activities to promote constant reflection and rethinking of teaching practices with a view to increasing the autonomy of the student. An individual reflective process, supported by reflection collective in the teaching community and by appropriate methodologies e teaching resources, will in fact accompany teachers towards a greater understanding of students’ needs and therefore a progressive innovation of their teaching towards standards of excellence.

Montessori, The Absorbent Mind


At the end of the course the learners will have theory basis and practical activities to implement in class with students. They will be able to create new lesson inspired to these innovative methods, at the same time we will provide materials and procedure to self-educational learning experiences. They will see the learner in a holistic way having an impact to their attitude of teaching.



Day 1

Rules applicable in Italy. Information about Milano and general information about the program.
Managing participant´s expectations about the course and social activities
Competence profile of the teachers of tomorrow.

Day 2

The philosophy of Maria Montessori and the transfer of her ideas into teaching and learning for adult learners
Activities and innovative Methods based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori

Day 3:

Systemic teaching and learning in adult education.
Working with the values of the teachers.
The importance of the values in the teaching process.
Make move the values of the teachers and the learners in the teaching process.
Reflection about the learning process.

Day 4:

How to teach theatre of improvisation for adults.
Teach drama with drama games and improvisation, teach Drama with monologues, drama and language skills, question time.
II ACTIVATION: physical warm-ups and relaxation exercises: workshop, presentation and discussion about results, critical analysis, question time

Day 5
Visit of the education center/school of Giuseppina Pizzigoni
The impact of the pedagogy of Giuseppina Pizzigoni in learning and teaching

Day 6
Activities and exercises with innovative method for teaching in different pedagogical contexts.
The learners perceived as a holistic human being in the learning process. The attitude of the teachers enhancing learner autonomy in the learning process.
Digitalization and language learning. Methods to introduce social media in language teaching.

Day 7
Workshop on Montessori activities, presentation and discussion about the Montessori method.
Question time
Preparation and planification of an innovative classroom enhancing a creative learning and teaching process
Evaluation of the course.



from 21/01/2024 to 27/01/2024
from 07/04/2024 to 13/04/2024
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from 29/09/2024 to 05/10/2024
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from 19/01/2025 to 25/01/2025
from 23/03/2025 to 29/03/2025
from 04/05/2025 to 10/05/2025
from 21/09/2025 to 27/09/2025
from 07/12/2025 to 13/12/2025

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