HCC has conducted an in-depth research for the Montessori methodology in Greece and has disseminated MMLT in 3 workshops and seminar weekends conducted in Athens, in the Montessorian Multicentre, where various Montessori experts alongside with teachers, librarians, art pedagogues gather and are informed on the Montessori approach. We have also informed many language teachers that participate in our face to face teacher training seminars in Athens and other European cities (Milan, Barcelona) as well as our online teacher trainees and many of them have shown interest for the MMLT piloting. The MMLT has been presented in all our Greek language seminars in Athens and Lesvos to a wide public of people involved in language learning (teachers, interpreters, translators, writers) as well as in its online language training. HCC's team is enthusiastic as MMLT has been the reason of contact with very important personalities in the field of education, like Professor Maria Zafrana, whose teacher Maria Goudeli was an actual student of Maria Montessori herself ! Professor Zafrana alongside with experts like Mrs Mavridou (AMI certified), Mrs Berketi and Mrs Papadopoulou have kindly expressed the opinion that MMLT Project promises to be valuabe in disseminating Maria Montessori' s important pedagogical heritage as in Greece Montessori methodology is not widely known...
Lingua Più visited the Crelune Language Centre in Shanghai from 20th to 26th June 2013. MMLT project represented an important part during meetings and seminars with students, teachers and management. Great interest in the progress of the Project was shown by the teachers and Lingua Più was requested to keep all local representatives informed.
The next meeting of the MMLT Project will be in Szczecin of Poland at 18,19,20 where it will be discussed the finalisation of the manual, the curriculum and the piloting. SEE YOU IN SZCZECIN !!!
The Second Meeting of MMLT Project was held in the Citta' di Castello at 6-7 June of 2013 with hosts the LINGUA PIU. In the first day we started with the revision of the Work Progress from the meeting in Athens and afterwards each partner country presented the results and the main conclusions of the National Reports - Research. Subsequently, Lingua Piou presented and all the partners discussed roposals for the development of the manual on the basis of the results of the research.
The first meeting of MMLT was held in Athens at 17th and 18th of December of 2012 in the offices of Action Synergy. In the first day of the meeting the partners met for the first time for this project and presented the work of their organizations . Afterwards it was presented the work plan of the Project from the project manager Kostas Diamantis Balaskas. Lingua Piu' presented the Montessori Method. Afterwards we discussed about the Research ( Presentation of the 1st draft of the Research and Review Plan, Discussion on the suggestions, methodology of work and guidelines for the initial study) and about the Development of the Manual (Presentation of initial ideas regarding the content of the manual)