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‘Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.’
– Maria Montessori

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FAQ


Q Where does the Montessori Method originate from?

 ‘Seeking the release of human potentialities,’ Dr Maria Montessori

The Montessori Method has been in use throughout the world for over 100 years. This child-centred approach to education is based on Dr. Montessori’s observations of child development. Maria Montessori, born in Italy in 1870, was a remarkable woman who through her study of children recognized their incredible ability to learn and teach themselves.


Q What is the Montessori Method?

 The Montessori Method is an educational approach based on the understanding that children learn effortlessly when given the freedom of discovering and exploring interests of their own choice, at their own pace. They are recognised as instinctively interested in learning and gaining knowledge when supported in a purposefully created learning environment. The cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of the child is viewed as a whole. With an aim to provide children from an early age with intellectual, ethical and social independence, a Montessori education is most often described as an ‘education for life’.


Q What is a Montessori learning environment?

 Under the guidance of trained Montessori educators, an inviting carefully prepared environment and the use of specially designed materials children naturally engage in learning and build confidence. Children in a Montessori classroom learn to freely discover new materials, nurture self-care, discipline, concentration and a love of learning.


Q What is the difference between Montessori and traditional education?


Montessori

  • Develops whole personality of the child
  • Individual freedom to explore, choosing own work, based on interests
  • Each child sets their own learning pace in uninterrupted work cycles
  • Children develop learning though all five senses
  • Mixed age groups
  • Children learn independently and from one another
  • Educator observes and provides guidance
  • Individual development brings its own reward and motivation
  • Knowledge acquired through creative thinking is applied throughout life
Traditional

  • Imparts national curriculum
  • Children have lessons and structured activities for the whole classroom
  • Whole class learns set curriculum according to a time frame
  • Emphasis on reading, writing, and listening
  • Same age classrooms
  • Children are taught by the teacher
  • Teacher is a central figure of authority
  • Motivation through rewards and punishment
  • Learning through memorizing information unrelated to daily life


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