Montessori Method

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Montessori Method (Pedagogy) A system of training and instruction, primarily for use with normal children aged from three to six years, devised by Dr. Maria Montessori while teaching in the “Houses of Childhood” (schools in the poorest tenement districts of Rome, Italy), and first fully described by her in 1909. The fundamental aim is to create self-motivation for education, and the leading features are freedom for physical activity (no stationary desks and chairs), informal and individual instruction, the very early development of reading and writing skills, and an extended sensory and motor training (with special emphasis on vision, touch, perception of movement, and their interconnections), mediated by a patented, standardized system of “didactic apparatus,” which is declared to be “auto-regulative.” Most of the chief features of the method are borrowed from current methods used in many institutions for training feeble-minded children, and dating back especially to the work of the French-American physician Edouard O. Seguin1812-80).
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Usage

In literature:

She was studying Italian, the Montessori method, cooking.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
The second paper should turn at once to the Montessori method of teaching.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Not many of them will expect that the Montessori method will regenerate humanity.
"The Montessori Method" by Maria Montessori
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In news:

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Does Montessori 's 'child-centered' method work.
Tas Montessori School offers young students a unique method of learning.
Sprouting Learners Daycare Opens in Nanuet NY At Sprouting Learners, a new preschool and daycare center in Nanuet, New York, teachers encourage children's natural curiosity to learn and explore through traditional and Montessori methods.
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