Paper 6 | November 27
What does it mean to be an ‘expert generalist” and what does the Montessori teacher need to make this a realistic statement? | Mali Engelbrecht |
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Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………p 4
Enlightened generalist ……………………………………………………………………………p...
Dr. Maria Montessori, basing on her scientific child observation, concluded that children learn and adjust to their surroundings on their own and by the means of inner powers (Montessori, 1966) they possess at birth: the Absorbent Mind (Montessori, 2007a), human tendencies (Montessori, 1966) and sensitive...
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Language is a human tendency to communicate with others and this could underlie the emergence of language. Montessori said, “To talk is in the nature of man.” Humans needed language in order to communicate, and soon, the powers that come with language were revealed. The evolution of...
Language is a mean of communication, delivering ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized sounds and signs, thus, being the spoken and written language.
It is part of the human tendencies to want to communicate with others and this could underlie the emergence of language. Montessori said, “To...
In this chapter Maria Montessori inform us that the first school for small children was opened January 6, 1907 and at that time there was no special system of instruction. The students were around 50 poor children and the classroom a room in the apartment house
Maria Montessori had already worked with...
The Montessori Classroom
Walk into any Montessori classroom in the world and you will likely find many similarities. The classroom will be setup into different areas: language, math, science, sensorial and practical life. There will be a few large and small tables, several rugs in a stand...
Language is the ability to understand speech and a desire to convey one's feelings and thoughts. It is a kind of barrier which encloses a given human company, and separates it from all others. It unites men and they develop and expand according to the need of their mind. It is through communication...
to “a special sensibility which a creature acquires in its infantile state" (Montessori, 1966, p.38). Such sensitive periods were first discovered in insects by the Dutch scientist Hugo de Vries, but according to Montessori, can also be found in children and are very important to consider in teaching...
How is the child’s exploration & orientation is his physical environment complimented by the Montessori cultural materials & presentations?
Maria Montessori had a deep and understanding spiritual view about the world. Very often she talked about the physic energies and what the soul needs. Hence...
Language Arts Rationale Paper
1. What is the purpose of Language Arts? ( 1 point)
2. How are the four major areas of the Montessori curriculum supported by the Language Arts? (2 points)
3. Please define the role of the teacher in the context of the Language arts area...
Due Date: 1 May 2010
The Phenomenon of the Absorbent Mind
After observing children, Maria Montessori noticed that children from birth till six years of age (in the first plane of development) learnt effortlessly in such an intense way that left them feeling refreshed. She...
DMT 106 – Language
“Language lies at the root of that transformation of the environment that we call civilisation”.
* Dr. Maria Montessori.
How is language encouraged in the Montessori prepared environment? ...
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refers to a special sensibility which a creature acquires in its infantile state" (Montessori, 1966, p.38). Such sensitive periods were first discovered in animals by the Dutch scientist Hugo de Vries, but according to Montessori, are also found in children and are very important to consider in teaching.
as the Absorbent Mind (Montessori, 1966 and 2007a), phase two – six to
twelve years known as Childhood and then phase three – twelve to eighteen years which is referred to as
Adolescence. The first phase is basically divided into to two sub stages, the spiritual (Montessori, 1966 and
Activity of the child will become purposeful only when or if the materials used is for the purpose it has been created.
2. Presentations in Montessori has two forms, it can be direct presentations and indirect presentations. Direct Presentations has three types: Collective Presentations, Group...
sensitivity to light; the usefulness of this sensitivity has passed. New sensitivity will appear to help the caterpillars search for other experience.
Montessori believed that every human being goes through a series of quantum leaps in learning during the pre-school years. Drawing on the work of De Varies...
Montessori developed a new philosophy of education based upon her intuitive observations of children. From my understanding, this philosophy emphasized the innate potential of the child and his ability to develop in environment conditions of freedom and love. According to Lillard (1988), Montessori believed...
their environment like a sponge. Dr Montessori appropriately termed this ‘The Absorbent Mind’. She also discovered that children (0-6 yrs) showed “Sensitive Periods” for learning. These areas of learning included:
- the development of the senses
- acquiring of language through speaking, listening, reading...
According to Montessori that it is very easy for a child to acquire certain abilities such as
language, discrimination of sensory stimuli, and mental modeling of the environment at
certain periods this is what Dr. Montessori called Sensitive periods. (Montessori, 1966).
In my easy...
movement, language and social skills. A child in his absorbent mind develops his movement, his language and social skills by soaking knowledge. He takes steps in different sensitive period and repeats his movements, words or social skill actions to improve and to perfect his movement, language and social...
HDFS 247 Four Types of Preschools
Montessori schooling is an educational method established by Italian physician and educationalist Maria Montessori and portrayed by an emphasis on independence, liberty within limits, and acknowledgement for a child’s inborn psychological, physical, and...
FREEDOM IN THE PREPARED ENVIRONMENT.
The Montessori Method of education is often referred to as "education for life"(Absorbent Chapter 2, p.9). The Montessori environment is designed to facilitate the development of the child's independence and sense of personal empowerment. “There is in a child a...
Maria Montessori noticed that the children had sensitive periods. During these sensitive periods the child works within one area of the environment at a time. Sensitive periods bring on intense concentration, so intense that the child will be almost unaware of the rest of his surroundings. The child...
DMT 106 Language
“The environment necessary for the development of language can be enhanced to structure the child from birth to 6 years .How is language encouraged in the Montessori nursery class?
Language is defined as the system of sounds and works used by...
Montessori writes about an “explosion into writing.” Discuss why this is possible, and detail the indirect and direct preparation in Montessori school.
Language is the first system which provides us with the symbols we need to model for ourselves, to ourselves, inside our heads, the universe around...
The Absorbent mind
Art and creativity
Fantasy and imagination
The Great Lessons
the 'sensitive periods' (Montessori, 1972) that a child passes through is crucial in aiding the teacher to provide a suitable environment to assist a child's optimum development as the environment that the child is in plays a crucial role to their formation according to Montessori.
A sensitive period...
“The Montessori classroom uses the phonics approach to teach reading. Outline the graded phonics sequence and state the reading skills required at each stage. Suggest other activities that can be used to encourage children to read.”
The natural purpose of language is the expression and communication...