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Philosophy and Pedagogy

Philosophy and Pedagogy

Early influences Montessori's theory and philosophy of education were initially heavily influenced by the work of Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Édouard Séguin, Friedrich Fröbel, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, all of whom emphasized sensory exploration and manipulatives.[99][100] Montessori's first work with children with learning difficulties, at the Orthophrenic School in...

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (/ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːri/MON-tiss-OR-ee, Italian: [maˈriːa montesˈsɔːri]; August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. At an early age, Montessori enrolled in classes at an all-boys technical school, with hopes of becoming...

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Montessori Schools in Thailand

Montessori Schools in Thailand

In Thailand are a growing number of Montessori schools and organizations. The first Montessori Schools since 1995 have been founded in Phuket by Willem van Benthum, founder of the Rawai Progressive International Montessori School in Phuket (1996) that provided an authentic Montessori learning environment, in Pattaya Naklua and by parents in Chiang Mai (Piti Suksa School in 1998). But the history...

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Montessori’s Philosophy

Montessori’s Philosophy

Psychology Montessori perceived specific elements of human psychology which her son and collaborator Mario Montessori identified as "human tendencies" in 1957. There is some debate about the exact list, but the following are clearly identified:[28] Abstraction Activity Communication Exactness Exploration Manipulation (of the environment) Order Orientation Repetition Self-Perfection Work (also...

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Montessori Education Practices

Montessori Education Practices

Infant and toddler programs Montessori classrooms for children under three fall into several categories, with a number of terms being used. A nido, Italian for "nest", serves a small number of children from around two months to around 14 months, or when the child is confidently walking. A "Young Child Community" serves a larger number of children from around one year to 2+1⁄2 or 3 years old....

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Montessori Education

Montessori Education

The Montessori method of education involves children's natural interests and activities rather than formal teaching methods. A Montessori classroom places an emphasis on hands-on learning and developing real-world skills.[2] It emphasizes independence and it views children as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a sufficiently supportive and...

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