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Montessori Philosophy & Method
 
 

| Philosophy & Method | Curriculum |

Maria Montessori, proud of her creation for the furtue.The intense individuality of Maria Montessori was evident at an early age, and she grew up in a world in which every aspect of living was viewed as part of the ‘whole’. As we look back over her life and work, it seems remarkable how she was able to capture and to then retain for posterity, that singular innocence and clarity of vision that we all experienced when young, but which for most of us, becomes an early casualty of ‘growing up’.

Maria Montessori was born in 1870, in a small village in Italy. When she was 5 her family moved to Rome where she discovered another world of libraries, museums and galleries. Uncommonly, when she was 13 she decided to continue her schooling and enrolled in a technical school to study engineering.

After school she attended the University of Rome, where she studied to become a doctor, graduating in 1896 as the first female doctor in Italy.

In 1907, she opened the first “Casa dei Bambini” or “childrens house”. Here she built her teaching skills, scientifically observing children’s abilities to absorb their surroundings and easily use and understand materials put in front of them. Everything that Maria Montessori used in her classroom-exercises, materials, equipment and methods was based on carefully observing children and what they did ‘naturally’ unassisted by adults.

Her work here resulted in her being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on three separate occasions.

Understanding the necessity for acquisition of a basic skill before using it in learning situations is imperative. “Never let a child risk failure, until he or she has a reasonable chance of success”. Through exposure to physical and mental order, children acquire the inner discipline necessary for them to be able to persist in their chosen tasks.

In this environment each individual child works to the best of their ability, seldom comparing themselves. Children learn and progress at their own pace so that fast learners are not held back, and slower learners are not frustrated by their inability to keep up.

In this philosophy, the Montessori Method introduces children to the joy of learning, wherein they move themselves through their learning, with confidence and success.

Maria Montessori spent the remainder of her life in the Netherlands and died in 1952 at the age of 82. Her methods and observations have been used and carried out around the world and continue to do so today.

Maria Montessori interacting with our children, with her very unique and wonderful way.

 

"It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was - Maria Montessori"

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