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Transcript of Montessori
Method by Karolina Pugacewicz Benefits of Montessori Materials Appealingly designed Ingenious Invite Activity Help children see themselves as learners Focus on relationships Give children ovnership of routines and schedules Keeps children connected to families What is the Montessori Method
of Education? Research Main Premises: What is Montessori? This system of education is both a philosophy of child development and a rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on two important developmental needs of children:
The need for freedom within limits
A carefully prepared environment which guarantees exposure to materials and experiences. Children are to be respected as different from
adults and as individuals who differ from each other
Children possess an unusual sensitivity and
intellectual ability to absorb and learn from their
The most important years of children's growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is
gradual brought to the conscious level. Parents are expected to be involved in child's development
Regular contact with teacher is vital children are encourage to learn from each other rather than be dependent on the guide
Montessori educators are facilitators, coaches, mentors and guides
The Montessori guide develops a sense of each child's uniqueness by developing relationship over a period of years Children are free to move about working alone or with others
they constantly share their interests and discoverings with each other
they work to complete assignments at their own pace
the goal of freedom is to help the child to focus his attention on something and solving it with enthusiasm each child is unique and individual learner
guides lead children to discover the answers for themselves
each success fuels a desire to learn and achieve more wood, metal, weaker, fabric, plastic, natural materials real objects for abstract ideas moving and learning are inseparable
explore with 5 senses In August, 2003 ,NAMTA completed a two-year
study comparing 150 sixth- and eighth-grade Montessori adolescents to 400 sixth- and eighth grade students attending traditional schools. Montessori showed higher :
affect (positive emotions),
potency (feeling alert and full of energy),
socialization (regarding classmates as friends), and
intrinsic motivation (enjoyment and interest) in productive activities. History Montessori education was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori,a first woman in Italy to became a physician. She based her educational method on scientific observation on children's learning process. Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, she designed a ''prepared environment '' in wchich childred could freely choose from a number of appropiate activities. Montessori students later Montessori protects ''the best'' in each child through respect of choice. Research studies show that :
Montessori children are well prepared for later life academically, socially, and emotionally
in addition to scoring well on standardized tests, Montessori children are ranked above average on such criteria as following directions, turning in work on time, listening attentively, using basic skills, showing responsibility, asking provocative questions, showing enthusiasm for learning, and adapting to new situations. Conclusion Teachers
of Montessori Extensive training is required for a full Montessori credential, including a minimum of college degree and a year’s student teaching under supervision – is specialized for the age group with which a teacher will work, i.e. infant and toddler, pre-primary or elementary level. originally called a ''directress" , the Montessori teacher functions as a designer of the environment resource person, role model, demonstrator, meticulous obserber