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Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effect of Creativity in Nature

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this research was to determine the effects on children’s creativity by using natural materials. Children are sometimes lacking in creativity when performing a teacher directed art lesson or step by step crafts. This research, was instigated to observe how using natural materials will affect children’s creativity. In order to determine the effects that nature materials in a preschool classroom have on a student’s creativity, the children were provided with nature materials to use and few instructions to create their own artwork. Data was collected from five sources to measure preschooler’s creativity using nature materials. The data included artifacts such as children’s work samples, observational data such as photographs, checklist, and tally sheets, and inquiry data by a short interview about their artwork. The findings suggested that nature does help with children’s creativity and children are able to express their creativity using the materials.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016


Maria Montessori Through the Seasons of the 'Method'

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 36, no. 2

Pages: 1-218 [entire issue]

Asia, India, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: 'One day, from the heart of a great poet came the mystical question: 'Who is man? Where does he come from? Where is he going?', as the expression of a great riddle of the universe that would remain impenetrable to human thought.' This is how Montessori began a conference titled 'Pedagogical Anthropology' held at the University of Rome in 1903. The study of the human being from birth to adulthood, with all the relative biological, anthropological, physiological, pedagogical, psychological, moral, and social aspects, would characterize her entire work. This book analyzes her body of work, starting from the years of Montessori's scientific, academic, social, civil, and juvenile commitment, to the birth of the first Children's House at San Lorenzo in Rome in 1907, up to her international reputation. The intellectual process of Maria Montessori is also represented by evocative photographs. Includes an extensive bibliography of primarily Italian language sources. [Note: This text was translated into English from Italian; most of the sources referenced are in Italian.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734


Maria Montessori [photo]

Publication: The Theosophist, vol. 62, no. 8

Pages: 83

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Photographs, Theosophical Society, Theosophy

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Language: English

ISSN: 0972-1851


Montessori in Guatemala

Publication: Saturday Review, vol. 52, no. 33

Pages: 47-49

Americas, Central America, Guatemala, Latin America and the Caribbean, Latino community, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: Includes numerous photographs.

Language: English

ISSN: 0091-620X


Carmen Lyra, maestra: tras las huellas de un eclecticismo pedagógico

Available from: University of Costa Rica

Publication: Revista Educación, vol. 43, no. 2

Pages: 326-347

Americas, Carmen Lyra - Biographic sources, Central America, Costa Rica, Escuela Maternal (Costa Rica), Latin America and the Caribbean, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools

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Abstract/Notes: Costa Rica opened the doors to its first preschool, Escuela Maternal de Costa Rica in 1925 in the city of San José. This article attempts a pedagogical analysis of educational practice as taught by the country´s first teachers and understand the philosophical bases and profile of the that they aspire to educate. The results were obtained according to a methodology of symbolic interaction from collecting and analyzing original manuscripts, scientific and literary writings, historical photographs, and items recovered from the former preschool building, such as puppets and furniture. The preschool promoted organized and free play, as proposed by German pedagogue Friedrich Fröebel. It also established a school canteen, and emphasized manual skills as proposed by the Agazzi sisters. A state-of-the-art gym was also planned based on the principals of Belgian pedagogue Decroly. Other features of this pioneer Costa Rican institution included use of the psychoanalytic method, and healthcare support for families as established by Italian pedagogue Maria Montessori. The end result was an eclectic vision that significantly impacted twentieth century early childhood education.

Language: Spanish

DOI: 10.15517/revedu.v43i2.36438

ISSN: 2215-2644


L'Escola Pública de Barcelona i el Mètode Montessori

Available from: Memoría Digital de Catalunya

Europe, Public Montessori, Southern Europe, Spain

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Abstract/Notes: Includes a number of era photographs.

Language: Catalan

Published: Barcelona, Spain: Ajuntament de Barcelona, Comissió de Cultura, 1933


The Montessori Method Applied to Deaf Children

Publication: NAMTA Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 3

Pages: 40-43

Children with disabilities, Deaf, Deafness in children, Inclusion, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: Includes photographs.

Language: English

Archival Material Or Collection

American Montessori Society Records, 1907-2015

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

American Montessori Society (AMS) - History, Americas, Montessori method of education, Montessori organizations - United States of America, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: The American Montessori Society (AMS) Records document the history of an important American educational organization, and consist of printed, typescript, and handwritten materials; sound recordings; films; photographs; and slides. The collection, although not complete, reflects AMS's professional and administrative activities and also provides historical information about the Montessori system of education in general.

Language: English

Extent: 76 linear feet

Archive: Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Library (Mansfield, Connecticut)

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