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Master's Thesis

English Language Teaching through Montessori Approach: Teachers’ Perceptions

Available from: Tribhuvan University Central Library (Nepal)

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Abstract/Notes: This research is entitled English Language Teaching through Montessori Approach: Teachers’ Perceptions. This research aimed at exploring teachers’ perceptions towards the Montessori approach to teaching of English. This study adopted narrative inquiry as a design. Five teachers from five different Montessori schools in Kathmandu were chosen purposively for this study. The study showed that Montessori approach is a learner centered approach through which students' involvement can be increased. Montessori approach comprehends the learning and it was found that Montessori method was the most preferred method of teaching English. This approach also helps to understand the psychology of children so that learning can happen in the classroom. This approach helps to develop creativity in students because of the environment of the classroom created by Montessori teachers. Likewise, this approach is material based which enhances the learning and retention. This thesis consists of five chapters. The first chapter deals with the introduction part including the background of the study, statements of the problem, objectives of the study, research questions, relevance of the study, delimitation of the study, and operational definitions of the key terms respectively. The second chapter consists of a literature review both theoretical and empirical, and its implications. In addition, it also includes the conceptual framework. The third chapter deals with a methodology such as research design, method of the study, population, sampling strategy, research tools, source of data, and data collection procedure as well as ethical considerations. Similarly, the fourth chapter deals with analysis and interpretation of the data, and findings, and results. Finally, the fifth chapter incorporates a conclusion and recommendations based on the study which is related to policy, practice, and further research. Likewise, the references and appendices are also included for the validation of the research at the end of the study.

Language: English

Published: Kirtipur, Nepal, 2023

Bachelor's Thesis

Montessori Pedagogy in learning and teaching the English language in Czech lower secondary schools

Available from: Masaryk University (Czechia)

Elementary education, Language acquisition, Language education, Montessori method of education, Primary education, Second language acquisition, Second language education

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Abstract/Notes: The aim of this Bachelor thesis is to deal with a different approach to the teaching and learning of the English language at lower secondary schools by the Montessori Method. The theoretical part investigates the process of learning a foreign language, second language acquisition and introduces the basic principles of Montessori education that can be applied to teaching and learning any foreign language. In addition to this, a brief insight into how such a lesson should be conducted is introduced. The pragmatic component of the thesis focuses on the response of the target question of what the real Montessori lessons look like in reality, and how the Montessori principles are upheld. To conduct the qualitative research and apply the method of case studies, thirty observations in two lower secondary schools and interviews with two teachers were conducted. The observations and interviews took place at the Montessori lower secondary schools Polabiny in Pardubice and Gajdošova in Brno. To confirm the validity of the research, the school curriculum documents were evaluated. The observation demonstrates that the learning and teaching of the English language, using the Montessori system, becomes a challenging option for Montessori teachers. / Cílem této Bakalářské práce je celkový náhled na výuku anglického jazyka na druhém stupni základních škol typu Montessori. Teoretická část se obecně zabývá výukou cizího jazyka, procesem učení cizího jazyka a představí principy Marie Montessori aplikovatelné na výuku jakéhokoliv jazyka. Také krátce představíme jak by měla skutečná Montessori výuka vypadat. Praktická část práce si klade za hlavní cíl odpověď na otázku jak probíhá výuka anglického jazyka dle Marie Montessori ve skutečnosti a jak jsou dodržovány principy Marie Montessori. Metoda případové studie kvalitativního výzkumu byla podpořena třiceti hodinami observací a dvěma rozhovory s učiteli anglického jazyka. Observace se uskutečnily na základních školách Polabiny v Pardubicích, na Gajdošově v Brně. K umocnění výsledku práce jsou hodnoceny vzdělávací dokumenty zkoumaných škol. Observace ukazuje, že výuka anglického jazyka Montessori Metodou je pro vyučujícího náročným úkolem.

Language: English

Published: Brno, Czechia, 2017

Master's Thesis

Teaching English as a Second Language at a Montessori School

Available from: Masaryk University (Czechia)

Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Second language acquisition, Second language education

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Abstract/Notes: This thesis explores the teaching of English as a second language in a Montessori school environment. The theoretical part of the thesis provides a summary of the Montessori teaching principles and their application to language teaching, including an examination of second language acquisition. The practical part of the thesis involves observing English lessons in Montessori environment, analysing relevant documents, and creation of teaching materials specifically adjusted to the Montessori approach. The ultimate goal of this research is to identify effective teaching strategies and materials for teaching English as a second language in Montessori schools, while also contributing to a deeper understanding of the Montessori approach to education. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were used to determine the quality, accuracy and effectiveness of the materials. The created materials are enclosed to the appendices. / Tato práce se zabývá výukou angličtiny jakožto druhého jazyka v prostředí Montessori školy. Teoretická část práce obsahuje shrnutí principů Montessori pedagogiky a jejich aplikaci na výuku jazyků, včetně průzkumu osvojování druhého jazyka. Praktická část práce zahrnuje pozorování výuky angličtiny v Montessori prostředí, analýzu relevantních dokumentů a tvorbu výukových materiálů specificky upravených pro Montessori přístup. Ke zjištění kvality, přesnosti a účinnosti vytvořených a implementovaných materiálů byly vybrány kvalitativní i kvantitativní metody sběru dat. Konečným cílem tohoto výzkumu je identifikovat efektivní výukové strategie a materiály pro výuku angličtiny jako druhého jazyka v Montessori školách a zároveň přispět k hlubšímu pochopení Montessori přístupu ke vzdělávání. Vyrobené pomůcky jsou k nahlednutí v příloze.

Language: English

Published: Brno, Czechia, 2023

Book Section

A Montessori Bibliography of Materials in the English Language, 1909-1961

Book Title: Learning How to Learn: An American Approach to Montessori [1962]

Pages: 139-175

, Special education

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Language: English

Published: New York, New York: American Montessori Society, 1998

Edition: Revised ed.

Master's Thesis (M. Ed.)

A Student-Centered Approach to Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners in the Montessori Classroom

Available from: MINDS@UW River Falls

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Abstract/Notes: Making math instruction accessible to students can be a challenge, particularly when students have limited English proficiency. This paper explores how teachers can best suit the needs of their non-native English speakers when teaching math. Teacher affect, visuals and translanguaging are used in this study in an attempt to boost student confidence and academic progress. These strategies result in an increase in student confidence and engagement, as measured by a math attitude survey as well as observation data. Centered around a Montessori classroom, this paper shows how aspects of the Montessori philosophy cater to English learners and suggests additional supports that may be beneficial.

Language: English

Published: River Falls, Wisconsin, 2023

Book Section

Language and Culture Erasure: An Indigenous Perspective

Available from: American Montessori Society

Book Title: Equity Examined: How to Design Schools and Teacher Education Programs Where Everyone Thrives

Pages: 31-32

Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples

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Language: English

Published: New York, New York: American Montessori Society, 2023

ISBN: 978-1-66789-269-6

Article

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Puzzle Elektronik Montessori Sand Board Letter (SBL) Untuk Edukasi Suku Kata Bahasa Indonesia Pada Anak Usia Dini [Electronic Montessori Sand Board Letter (SBL) Puzzle for Indonesian Language Education in Early Childhood]

Available from: Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar

Publication: Teknosains: Media Informasi Sains dan Teknologi, vol. 16, no. 1

Pages: 1-10

Asia, Australasia, Indonesia, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Southeast Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori is a learning method to stimulate children to reach their potential in all fields. In the field of reading literacy, one of the initial stages is how to stimulate initial reading skills, starting with introducing letters using the syllable learning method. The stimulation process must be in a fun and not boring way of playing exploration so that children will not feel that they are learning, especially in the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic, where the learning process becomes boring for children because it has to be done at home. The purpose of this research is to create a learning technology in the form of an electronic puzzle Montessori Sand Board Letter (SBL) for Indonesian syllables that can help stimulate early childhood according to the Montessori principle in recognizing syllables. The system development method uses the System Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) method. Based on the results of functional testing using the black box method, it states that all functional systems function 100% according to design and objectives. The results of testing and validation by Montessori practitioners stated that the system was in accordance with Montessori rules. Based on the results of usage observations, the Montessori Sand Board Letter (SBL) electronic puzzle for Indonesian syllables can be an alternative learning tool to introduce Indonesian syllables for the initial reading learning process. / Montessori merupakan salah satu metode pembelajaran untuk menstimulasi anak dalam meraih potensinya di segala bidang. Pada bidang literasi membaca salah satu tahapan awal adalah bagaimana menstimulasi kemampuan membaca permulaan, dimulai dengan mengenalkan huruf-huruf menggunakan metode belajar suku kata. Proses stimulasi tersebut haruslah dengan cara eksplorasi bermain yang menyenangkan dan tidak membosankan sehingga anak tidak akan merasa bahwa ia sedang belajar, apalagi dalam kondisi pandemi Covid-19 yang masih berlangsung hingga saat ini, dimana proses belajar menjadi membosankan bagi anak karena harus dilakukan di rumah saja. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah membuat sebuah teknologi pembelajaran berupa puzzle elektronik Montessori Sand Board Letter (SBL) untuk suku kata Bahasa Indonesia yang dapat membantu menstimulasi anak usia dini sesuai prinsip Montessori dalam mengenal suku kata. Metode pengembangan sistem menggunakan Metode Sistem Development Life-Cycle (SDLC). Berdasarkan hasil pengujian fungsional menggunakan metode black box menyatakan bahwa seluruh fungsional sistem berfungsi 100% sesuai perancangan dan tujuan. Hasil pengujian dan validasi oleh praktisi Montessori menyatakan bahwa sistem telah sesuai dengan kaidah Montessori. Berdasarkan hasil observasi penggunaan, Puzzle elektronik Montessori Sand Board Letter (SBL) untuk suku kata Bahasa Indonesia dapat menjadi salah satu alternative tools pembelajaran mengenalkan suku kata Bahasa Indonesia untuk proses belajar membaca permulaan.

Language: Indonesian

DOI: 10.24252/teknosains.v16i1.23734

ISSN: 2657-036X

Conference Paper

Peran Aktif Guru Bahasa Sebagai Strategi Pembelajaran di Era Berdiferensiasi [The Active Role of Language Teachers as Learning Strategies in the Differentiated Era]

Available from: Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Seminar Daring Internasional Riksa Bahasa XVI

Asia, Australasia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Pelaksanaan pembelajaran pada era ini mengalami berbagai perubahan dinamis. Perubahan-perubahan ini merupakan bagian dari tantangan zaman yang semakin beragam, baik bentuk maupun kecepatannya. Guru memiliki peranan penting yang dituntut untuk mampu melaksanakan pembelajaran dengan adaptif, kreatif, inovatif, dan mengedepankan kebutuhan setiap peserta didik. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengungkap prinsip-prinsip pembelajaran yang dapat dilakukan guru dalam menghadapi pembelajaran di era berdiferensiasi. Metode penelitian yang digunakan pada penelitian ini adalah studi literatur yang menggunakan berbagai sumber rujukan baik buku referensi, artikel ilmiah nasional maupun internasional. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pembelajaran berdiferensiasi pada era ini dapat dilaksanakan oleh guru pada umumnya dan guru bahasa secara khusus dengan menerapkan prinsip-prinsip pembelajaran Montessori. Pembelajaran dengan prinsip Montessori menekankan pendidikan holistik, mengutamakan kebebasan terarah, menghormati perbedaan potensi diri, dan berpusat pada pemelajar.

Language: Indonesian

Published: Bandung, Indonesia: Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, 2022

Pages: 459-464

Master's Thesis

English Language Teaching Learning Strategies in Montessori Schools

Available from: Tribhuvan University Central Library (Nepal)

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Abstract/Notes: The present research work entitled “English Language Teaching Learning Strategies in Montessori Schools” is an effort to find out the teaching strategies applied in Montessori Schools of Lalitpur District. The purpose of this research is to figure how the principles of the Montessori education have been applied in the schools of Lalitpur district. This research is projected to diagnose the English language teaching strategies prevailing in Montessori schools. The main tools that the researcher used are questionnaires for teachers and classroom observation forms while observing class and structured interview with the Principals. Thirty one different questions were set up to fill up by two different teachers from each school. The researcher herself observed the classroom of teachers of different school. On the basis of the collected data, early childhood English teaching learning strategies of Montessori schools was determined using simple chart table. The main findings of the study are: teaching learning strategies of Montessori Method can give better result in spite of the traditional approach. Montessori schools are playing a vital role for early childhood education and in the pre-primary section by following the Montessori Method. The study consists of four chapters. Chapter one deals with general background of the research study, the aim of the research, review of related literature, objectives of the study and significance of the study. Chapter two deals with methodology which includes sources of data, sampling population and procedure, tools for data collection, process of data collection and limitations of the study. Chapter three includes analysis and interpretation of the data. The data were analyzed on the basis of variables that were specified in the objectives. Chapter four consists of the major findings and recommendations of the study. It also suggests some pedagogical implications.

Language: English

Published: Kirtipur, Nepal, 2007

Report

A Voluntary Prekindergarten Language Development and Reading Program for the Entire Four-Year-Old Population of a City (An Investigation of Machine-Taught Reading) Final Report

Available from: ERIC

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Abstract/Notes: Four studies conducted by the Mount Vernon Public Schools over a period of five semesters involved machine-teaching reading to 240 disadvantaged prekindergarten children from the children's center and the child development center to prepare them for more successful kindergarten learning through academically-oriented readiness activities in an American Montessori classroom setting. The children's center subjects attended 1-hour sessions while the child development center subjects attended 3-hour sessions. Experimental groups from both centers used the Edison-Responsive-environment talking typewriter and the story-telling-automatic reading tutor machines with programs which utilized linguistic vowel-sounds methods. The control groups used the same machines but did not receive program training. Results showed superior performance by the program subjects, but there were no significant differences in the performance of program subjects using different teaching machines. The 1-hour session proved to be as effective as the 3-hour session. These results imply that greater consideration should be given to more economical program systems and that class time could be reduced by half without loss in learning.

Language: English

Published: Mount Vernon, New York, Feb 1968

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