MONTESSORI METHOD ADAPTATION FOR TEACHING OF SUBJECTS OF GRADUATE AND POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

David de la Mata-Moya, M. Pilar Jarabo-Amores, Jose C. Nieto-Borge, Manuel Rosa-Zurera

Abstract

In this paper, the application of the Montessori Method for teaching of subjects in graduate or post-graduate programmes is proposed. The Montessori Method is a pedagogical method used successfully in nurseries and is based on autonomy, independence and initiative for their own student learning. These principles are part of the guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Taking into consideration the aim of the subject Advanced Radar Signal Processing Techniques of the Master Degree on Information and Communication Technologies of the University of Alcalá of Spain, a learning path is proposed based on the main elements of the Montessori Method: the learning environment, didactic areas, learning materials and teacher activities. The final project is a web tool in WebCT platform divided into didactic areas, with material for self-taught students, combined with a teacher who monitors students through the web environment and seminars.

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de la Mata-Moya D., Pilar Jarabo-Amores M., C. Nieto-Borge J. and Rosa-Zurera M. (2010). MONTESSORI METHOD ADAPTATION FOR TEACHING OF SUBJECTS OF GRADUATE AND POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 407-410. DOI: 10.5220/0002778404070410


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@conference{csedu10,
author={David de la Mata-Moya and M. Pilar Jarabo-Amores and Jose C. Nieto-Borge and Manuel Rosa-Zurera},
title={MONTESSORI METHOD ADAPTATION FOR TEACHING OF SUBJECTS OF GRADUATE AND POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={407-410},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002778404070410},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - MONTESSORI METHOD ADAPTATION FOR TEACHING OF SUBJECTS OF GRADUATE AND POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - de la Mata-Moya D.
AU - Pilar Jarabo-Amores M.
AU - C. Nieto-Borge J.
AU - Rosa-Zurera M.
PY - 2010
SP - 407
EP - 410
DO - 10.5220/0002778404070410