Today, one of our classmates made a presentation about Maria Montessori.
When she started the presented I had just a few ideas of who was Maria Montessori, but after listening to this presentation I could get to know better this incredible women.
She developed a child-centred educational approach based on scientific observation of children from birth to adulthood.
It is a view of the children as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child.
This method was based on:
- Mixed ages classrooms
- Students choose the activity
- Use od special materials
- Freedom of movement within the classroom
- Uninterrupted blocks of time