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The Montessori Method

Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

1. 01 – A Critical Consideration of the New Pedagogy in Relation to Modern Science
2. 02 – History of Methods
3. 03 – Inaugural Address Delivered on the Occasion of the Opening of One of the “Children’s Houses”
4. 04 – Pedagogical Methods
5. 05 – Discipline
6. 06 – How the Lesson Should be Given
7. 07 – Exercises of Practical Life
8. 08 – Refection – The Child’s Diet
9. 09 – Muscular Education – Gymnastics
10. 10 – Nature in Education – Agricultural Labour; Culture of Plants and Animals
11. 11 – Manual Labour- The Potter’s Art and Building
12. 12 – Education of the Senses
13. 13 – General Sensibility: the Tactile, Thermic, Baric and Stereognostic Senses
14. 14 – General Notes on the Education of the Senses
15. 15 – Intellectual Education
16. 16 – Method for the Teaching of Reading and Writing
17. 17 – Description of Method/Didactic Material Used 1
18. 18 – Description of the Method and Didactic Material Used Part 2
19. 19 – Language In Childhood
20. 20 – Teaching of Numeration: Introduction to Arithmetic
21. 21 – Sequence of Exercises
22. 22 – General Review of Discipline
23. 23 – Conclusions and Impression

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In the early 1900’s Dr. Maria Montessori began to reform educational methods with her work the ‘Case dei Bambini’ in Rome, Italy. Montessori began her work by developing methods to educate mentally retarded children, the method she developed was used with several children who at age eight took the state examinations in reading and writing, the children passed with above average scores. Because of this success (which is known as the ‘first Montessori Miracle’) Dr. Montessori was asked to open a school for children in Rome which she did. It was called the Case dei Bambini or “Children’s House”. Now 101 years after the opening of the first Children’s House we have recorded the first English translation of “The Montessori Method” by Maria Montessori. This book explains the Montessori Method of Education which supports spontaneous self-development of children and is used in the Case dei Bambini as well as many many Montessori Schools through out the world. (Written by Shurtagal and Wikipedia)