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Montessori

The Montessori approach is a child education approach based on the research and experience of the Italian doctor and educator Maria Montessori (1870-1952). She complied her method on the basis of observations she conducted with children who were allowed a free learning environment, leading her to the conclusion that she had discovered "the child's true nature". Montessori has created, on the foundation of her observations, a learning environment made up of materials intended for independent learning activities.

Montessori fundamentals:

 

The learning process used in the Montessori method is personalized and tailored to the needs and preferences of each child. The child is challenged to a degree which is suitable for them, and therefore is neither bored nor frustrated.

The Montessori learning environment is diligently planned to address the academic needs of each child appropriately, and to promote social, emotional, and physical development.

 

Connecting with nature and with the land natural skills are part of the daily routine for children in Montessori education.

Inner motivation This is one of the primary tools used by the Montessori method, with the purpose of allowing children to develop their own observation of reality from new perspectives, and to identify the unfamiliar aspects of familiar things.

 

Developing creative, scientific, and technological thinking In our technologically and scientifically advanced world, many professions are disappearing while new ones are formed, and individuals are required to demonstrate creativity and originality, "to invent the next big thing".

 

Freedom of movement: Since Montessori classrooms are spacious, the child can choose where and how to study - on a floor mat, at a small desk, at a large table shared with other students, and more.

 

Multi-cohort classroom: There are many advantages to a classroom containing many ages, primarily social and emotional advantages. Cooperation across different ages creates a family-like atmosphere, encourages the development of social skills, educes competitiveness, and allows children to change their "social position" in the community

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