Montessori Presentation

Montessori Presentation

Prepared By Michaela Boyle.

My presentation

Dr.Maria Montessori

The Montessori Method
Montessori Materials

Dr Maria Montessori.

 Born August 31 1870, Chiaravalle Italy.  Only child, moved to Rome aged 5.  Became 1st Female Doctor in Italy  Chose paediatrics and so observed children  First worked with mentally disabled children in the hospital  From this she took an interest in educating  From experience of observing she developed her methods.

 After working with the disabled she wanted to practice her theories on typically developed children  Opened 1st Montessori Jan 6th 1907  News of school’s spread and by 1910 they acclaimed were worldwide.

The Montessori Method.

 The Montessori system of education is both a philosophy of child development and a rationale for guiding such growth.  It is based on two developmental needs of the children:

1. The need for freedom within limits.

2 .A carefully prepared environment which guarantees exposure to materials and experience.

 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 environment that are unlike those of the adult both in quality and capacity.  The most important years of children’s growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level.

Montessori materials

 Montessori materials are used in the classroom to help develop and refine a child’s five senses.  Use of these materials constitutes the next level of difficulty after those of practical life.  sensorial materials have what is called "control of error", meaning that the child not only works with the material, but has a way to check the work rather than seeking out the teacher.

Thanks for listening! And remember…

“Children learn to learn, they are not taught to learn” – Dr. Maria...

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