Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Google eBook)
One hundred years ago, Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, devised a very different method of educating children, based on her observations of how they naturally learn. In Montessori, Angeline Stoll Lillard shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori. Lillard presents the research behind eight insights that are foundations of Montessori education, describing how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more important, why it happens and why it works. Lillard, however, does much more than explain the scientific basis for Montessori's system: Amid the clamor for evidence-based education, she presents the studies that show how children learn best, makes clear why many traditional practices come up short, and describes an ingenious alternative that works. Now with a foreword by Renilde Montessori, the youngest grandchild of Maria Montessori, Montessori offers a wealth of insights for anyone interested in education.
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Lillard sets out to present the empirical evidence for the Montessori Method. Using research of Montessori directly and psychological research more generally, she explains both the Montessori theory ...
Review: Montessori: The Science Behind the GeniusUser Review - Goodreads
Really enjoyed how the author started with research on how children learn and pointed out convergence with Montessori practices. I particularly liked the fact that not all studies were on the Montessori system itself but on how children learn and function best.
Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice
No preview available - 2007
2 The Impact of Movement on Learning and Cognition
3 Choice and Perceived Control
4 Interest in Human Learning
5 Extrinsic Rewards and Motivation
6 Learning from Peers
7 Meaningful Contexts for Learning