Tag: Early childhood education

New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)

7) ABSORBENT MIND: At the beginning of the 20th century, the human brain was still a mystery. No PET scanning machines were available to reveal the activity of the human brain, but Dr. Montessori saw “into” the child through the work the children used… Continue Reading “New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)”

New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)

6) MATERIALS: For Dr. Montessori, the classroom provided an environment for young children that is a growing, living place. It is a reflection of all that is in the world, with a special emphasis upon those things that interest the teacher and children. In… Continue Reading “New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)”

New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)

5) SENSITIVE PERIODS: Through her observations, Dr. Montessori labeled two modes of early learning: unconscious (0-3) and conscious (3-6) learning, within which sensitivity for certain aspects of learning can be seen. For instance, waiting until age five or six to assist young children to… Continue Reading “New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)”