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Il design per l'infanzia, quando il 'design' in Italia non esisteva ancora

Book Title: Maria Montessori e il sodalizio con l'Umanitaria: dalla Casa dei bambini di via Solari ai corsi per insegnanti (1908-2008)

Pages: 34-35

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Language: Italian

Published: Milano: Raccolto, 2008

ISBN: 978-88-87724-27-1

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Inclusive Product Design: Applicating the Montessori Methodology into the Design Conception of Children’s Products

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: Perspectives on Design II: Research, Education and Practice

Pages: 367-383

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Abstract/Notes: This article presents the results of an ongoing scientific initiation research, as well as the contributions attained from a Research Internships Abroad Program (BEPE/FAPESP) which sought to expand the theoretical framework on design processes regarding sensory products in the European Market. The study focuses on toys for children with blindness or low vision, including its design process, all the way though its physical prototyping. Here follows the adopted structure of analysis: (a) Theoretical review on the design of sensory products and the contribution of the Montessori method; (b) Application of synchronous analysis amid similar children’s toys from the European market, specifically those commercialized in Portugal; (c) Project development with generation and selection of alternatives; (d) Experimental execution of the physical prototype at the Prototype Laboratory. Thus, this research aims to contribute to the development of sensory products through the Montessori method, as well as stimulating further research in the areas of Product Design and Inclusive Design.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2022

ISBN: 978-3-030-79879-6

Series: Springer Series in Design and Innovation , 16

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Using a Montessori Method to Increase Eating Ability for Institutionalised Residents with Dementia: A Crossover Design

Available from: Wiley Online Library

Publication: Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 20, no. 21-22

Pages: 3092-3101

Alzheimer's disease, Asia, Dementia, East Asia, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-Based Dementia Programming (MBDP), Montessori-based interventions (MBI), Taiwan

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Abstract/Notes: Aims. To investigate the efficacy of applying a Montessori intervention to improve the eating ability and nutritional status of residents with dementia in long-term care facilities. Background. An early intervention for eating difficulties in patients with dementia can give them a better chance of maintaining independence and reduce the risk of malnutrition. Methods. An experimental crossover design was employed. Twenty-nine residents were chosen from two dementia special care units in metropolitan Taipei. To avoid contamination between participants in units using both Montessori and control interventions, two dementia special care units were randomly assigned into Montessori intervention (I1) and routine activities (I2) sequence groups. A two-period crossover design was used, with 15 residents assigned to Montessori intervention sequence I (I1, I2) and 14 residents assigned to Montessori intervention sequence II (I2, I1). On each intervention day, residents were given their assigned intervention. Montessori intervention was provided in 30-min sessions once every day, three days per week, for eight weeks. There was a two-week washout period between each intervention. Results. There was a significant reduction in the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia score for the Montessori intervention period but not for the routine activities period, while the mean differences for the Eating Behavior Scale score, self-feeding frequency and self-feeding time were significantly higher than those of the routine activities period. Except for the Mini-Nutritional Assessment score post-test being significantly less than the pre-test for the routine activities period, no significant differences for any other variables were found for the routine activities period. Conclusion. This study confirms the efficacy of a Montessori intervention protocol on eating ability of residents with dementia. Adopting Montessori intervention protocols to maintain residents’ self-feeding ability in clinical practice is recommended. Relevance to clinical practice. Montessori-based activities could provide caregivers with an evidence-based nursing strategy to deal with eating difficulties of people with dementia.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03858.x

ISSN: 1365-2702

Conference Paper

Dynamorph: Montessori Inspired Design for Seniors with Dementia Living in Long-Term Care Facilities

Available from: European Union Digital Library

9th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2017) - Funchal, Portugal, June 20-22, 2017

Alzheimer's disease, Conferences, Dementia, Design, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-Based Dementia Programming (MBDP), Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: Seniors with dementia living in nursing homes are often faced with boredom and loneliness due to lack of meaningful engagement and personalized activities. We applied Montessori method to design an interactive table for elderly home residents and evaluated the design with four female residents and a nurse. This method offers a range of levelled interactions to meet the needs at different stages and cognitive decline levels of the residents with dementia. The table initiates interaction with an increasing level of complexity that magnifies the rewarding effects and social connectedness among the residents. The qualitative evaluation during a pilot study indicated that the interactions with the table reduced agitation of the elderly participants and increased the instances of positive social behaviours.

Language: English

Published: Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2018

Pages: 49-58

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73062-2_4

ISBN: 978-3-319-73061-5 978-3-319-73062-2

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Forschungsdesign

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: Bildungserfahrungen an Montessorischulen: Empirische Studie zu Schulqualität und Lernerfahrungen

Pages: 39-50

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Abstract/Notes: Im Unterschied zur vergleichsweise einheitlich verfassten Waldorf-Schullandschaft in der BRD, bilden die Montessori-Schulen keinen einheitlichen Typus (s. o. Zusammenfassung). Ihre Trägerschaft (z. B. durch eingetragene Vereine, Kirchen oder Kommunen) weist ebenso wie die Schulform, die sie repräsentieren (Grundschule, Hauptschule, Gesamtschule, Fachoberschule, Gymnasium etc.) eine breite Streuung auf. Diese unterschiedlichen Rahmenbedingungen bringen vielfache Vorentscheidungen mit sich – z. B. im Blick auf die Rekrutierung der Lehrkräfte, in Bezug auf die Bewusstheit der Schulwahlentscheidungen der Eltern und die Freiheiten, den Unterricht und das Lernen konsequent an Montessori-Prinzipien zu orientieren.

Language: German

Published: Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Fachmedien, 2013

ISBN: 978-3-531-19089-1

Article

From Ecological Literacy to Ecological Design Intelligence

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 29, no. 2

Pages: 169–174

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Designing Montessori Discipline Frameworks for All Settings

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 42, no. 3

Pages: 43-47

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: During the process of conceptualizing the school of which she is the founding principal, Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School, Katy Myers' driving question was, "What exactly is Montessori high school?" Her answer to this question gets to the heart of the mission of many Montessori high schools. She concluded that her high school must be guided by the principle that "adolescence is the sensitive period for social justice." In presenting how her thinking developed from this point, Myers offers an essential understanding of the work, at both the junior and high school levels, that is centered around empowering adolescents with the tools they need to have the agency to make social change. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA Adolescent Workshop at the AMI/USA Refresher Course, February 17-20, 2017 in Austin, TX.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Greening Montessori School Grounds by Design

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 38, no. 1

Pages: 219-234

Design, Montessori schools, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Robin Moore and Nilda Cosco view the Montessori approach to the prepared environment as overlapping their understanding of the naturalization of school grounds. As they present the possibilities for a naturalized setting to overcome sedentary lifestyles and maximize learning in the outdoors, they establish necessary components for success: professional design, careful attention to surface drainage, thoughtful use of a hierarchy of pathways, variety in elevation, transitional shelters and terraces, moveable parts, restoration of wild places, inclusion of fruit-bearing species, and, above all, establishing a sense of place. [Reprinted from "The NAMTA Journal" 32,1 (2007, Winter): 129-151. This article is based on a talk given at the NAMTA conference titled "Montessori Awareness: Opening the Doors to Perception," St. Louis, MO, October 12-15, 2006.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Greening Montessori School Grounds by Design

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 32, no. 1

Pages: 129–151

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Outdoor Settings for Playing and Learning: Designing School Grounds to Meet the Needs of the Whole Child and Whole Curriculum

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 21, no. 3

Pages: 97-120

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Presents a list of imaginative design options for optimal outdoor learning as well as intimate contact with nature. Focuses on entrances, pathways, signage and displays, barriers and enclosures, manufactured equipment and play structures, multipurpose game settings, groundcovers and safety surfaces, landforms and topography, trees and vegetation, gardening settings, animal habitats, aquatic settings, and performance settings. (MDM)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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