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Montessori Theory of Human Tendencies by Cathy Wilson, MANZ

About this event

In the previous Montessori webinar Cathy Wilson, Executive Officer for Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ), covered two very important theory aspects of the Montessori philosophy - the Absorbent Mind and Sensitive Periods.

In this webinar Cathy will cover another Montessori theory aspect - Human Tendencies, explaining what they are and how they work with the Absorbent Mind and Sensitive Periods.

After years of careful observation, Maria Montessori was able to identify eleven important tendencies, such as exploration, orientation and order. These are called Human Tendencies and they compel human beings to construct and refine the world around them.

Cathy will run through the 11 human tendencies -- orientation, order, exploration, repetition, work, activity, communication, manipulation, exactness, perfection and abstraction. And she will describe a prepared environment, i.e., the Montessori classroom with its carefully chosen and beautifully arranged materials that is built around these tendencies. 

Note, this follows on from Cathy's webinar last year on two important theory aspects of the Montessori philosophy - the Absorbent Mind and Sensitive Periods.

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If you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording after the event.

Note, we send Attendance Certificates to those who complete watching the webinar, live or via replay within 30 days of the event. And we will be awarding online gift certificate door prizes at the end of the webinar.

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About your host

Cathy Wilson is the CEO of Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand. Educa has a continuing partnership with MANZ and Cathy that started almost at our inception.

Cathy has delivered numerous workshops for the Early Childhood Council, Victoria University and MANZ. She has also presented at Early Childhood Council and MANZ conferences.

Cathy has a Bachelor of Education in Teaching Early Childhood and was a deputy principal for 17 years as well as a Montessori mentor and tutor in New Zealand. 

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  • Guest speaker
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    Cathy Wilson MANZ Executive Officer @ Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand

    Cathy is CEO of MANZ, and has been advocate of Montessori and a thought leader in early education for many years.

  • Team member
    Educa Moderator Educa

    Educa is a documentation and sharing platform using Learning Stories for authentic assessment. It serves early childhood educators primarily in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.


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