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‘Montessori … but isn’t that for children?’ WA guest lecture

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Montessori … but isn’t that for children?

Guest Lecture – 15 November 2017

Elizabeth Oliver, Senior Occupational Therapist, and
Katarina Zubonja, Occupational Therapist


Italian physician Maria Montessori was a pioneer of theories in early childhood education which are still implemented in Montessori schools all over the globe. Almost 100 years later, Montessori principles are now being implemented with older adults, particularly those living with dementia.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an overview of the key Montessori principles
  • Demonstrate the way the principles have been translated from classroom to residential care at Catholic Homes
  • Present case studies that illustrate the way prepared environment, activities, roles and routines can enrich the lives of the residents.

Professional Value

This one hour presentation may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)