|doing a puzzle without a frame|
(tessellations, that is the point;
Montessori details without the "big picture" - not so much)
And yet, every one of those training centers still require a theory album - to be created BY the trainee and submitted for review. Because the readings themselves don't yet bring it to a practical level of the day-to-day application of the method.
Yet there continues to be a resistance to accepting the importance (the crucial-ness) of theory album - at both primary and elementary levels. I would love to hear WHY this is the case :) Please comment if you have some input! Please share positive experiences, negative experiences, why you might not really "care" about having "another" theory source if you have/read all the books; or why you think some people might still be opposed to theory albums.
For further information:
- Please see this Montessori Nugget on the importance of theory albums.
- See this Montessori Nugget for the typical table of contents for primary Montessori albums and for elementary Montessori albums.