The Montessori Method

What is Montessori Pedagogy?

Montessori Pedagogy is a non-religious education and is based on a method developed by the Italian physician Maria Montessori.

At the heart of the method is careful observation and consideration of the child's development. Through observation and supervision the educator receives relevant information about the child's level of development and how he or she should guide the child's development and the learning tools he or she should provide to support the child's learning.

           

Natural desire for information

The starting point for everything is the child's own natural desire for information and initiative, properly realised. Children are still enthusiastic about learning when they can choose their own pace and learning tasks according to their own interests.

           

You can check out the Montessori Pedagogy on the Montessori Association website.

Check out the YLE News story "Montessori Daycare is Different" here.