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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