4. PROJECT MEETING, THE MONTESSORI PLACE, UK
The MAPI project supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union is now in its last quarter. We are going to meet, share knowledge and information about adolescent work and create guidelines for other enthusiastic Montessori adolescent guides and school administrators for another half a year.
At the end of 2016, the fourth meeting of the project partners took place, this time in the beautiful surroundings of The Montessori Place school, and their new site at Eason’s Green, Framfield, East Sussex. In the place of a former church educational centre, a new Montessori space was built with one primary class and a class for elementary children. A space for adolescent students is currently being created. The work with adolescents will commence in September 2017 but already now we could admire purposeful classrooms, cosy community spaces and newly refurbished rooms for future boarding students and guests. For three consecutive days, the project participants from six partner organizations debated on how to establish Montessori adolescent programmes. We created another part of the methodology and the content of the future website and prepared data for the European Montessori adolescent inventory.
For the time being, we focus mainly on preparing two dissemination events.
In January we created an abstract of a workshop that we are going to present in July at the International Montessori Congress, Prague. See www.montessoricongress2017.org
The closest event that is right ahead of us is the Annual General Meeting of AMI, one of the project partners, in April in Amsterdam. One part of the Sunday Montessori Forum will be focused on work with adolescents. We will present the project at a separate presentation and a number of other speakers dealing with adolescent education will follow. You can see the invitation and programme of the whole event at