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Comparing Montessori Education and Conventional Education on Aspects of Creativity

Available from: Syracuse University

Comparative education, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: My Honors Thesis compares creativity in children taught in a Montessori classroom with students taught in a conventional classroom. I tested 58 children at Belle Valley Elementary School in Erie Pennsylvania, half in the Montessori program, half in traditional classrooms. Their ages ranged from 5-9, from kindergarten to 3rd grade. I hypothesized that the independence allowed in Montessori classrooms would help foster creativity in its students. The project uses two forms of evaluation to test the concept of creativity, the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking and consensual assessment to score a creative collage. Significant developmental differences were found; older children scored higher on the creativity tests. There was, however, no significant difference between Montessori and conventionally taught children. The conclusion is that in young children creativity develops over time, but that the type of schooling does not moderate this development.

Language: English

Published: Syracuse, New York, 2005

Article

The Learning Abilities of the Young Child: Arguments in Favour of Day-Care, Pre-School Education and Parent Education

Publication: Montessori Quarterly, vol. 25

Pages: 2–13

Muriel I. Dwyer - Writings

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Language: English

Article

✓ Peer Reviewed

Designing Digital Objects for Learning: Lessons from Froebel and Montessori

Available from: InderScience Publishers

Publication: International Journal of Arts and Technology, vol. 3, no. 1

Pages: 124-135

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Abstract/Notes: Designers of interactive toys face many challenges when integrating digital technologies into the educational manipulatives they design. Drawing on the distinctive approaches of Friedrich Froebel and Maria Montessori – philosophers of education and pioneering toy designers – this paper proposes to qualify and distinguish between their unique design principles as manifested in traditional as well as digital learning objects and educational manipulatives. Application of these core design principles will enable modern day toy designers, particularly those operating in the interactive domain, to meet their educational objectives and maximise the learning potential in children|s interactive learning experiences.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2010.030497

ISSN: 1754-8853, 1754-8861

Article

Froebel and Montessori

Available from: The Times Educational Supplement Historical Archive - Gale

Publication: The Times Educational Supplement (London, England)

Pages: 39

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Abstract/Notes: Letter to the Editor

Language: English

ISSN: 0040-7887

Book Section

Froebel and Montessori

Book Title: Report of the Montessori Conference at East Runton: July 25th-28th, 1914

Pages: 26-44

England, Europe, Friedrich Fröbel - Biographic sources, Friedrich Fröbel - Philosophy, Great Britain, Kindergarten (Froebel system of education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori Conference (East Runton, England, 1914), Montessori method of education, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Language: English

Published: London, England: Montessori Society, 1914

Book Section

Froebel and Montessori

Book Title: Report of the Montessori Conference at East Runton: July 25th-28th, 1914

Pages: 45-76

England, Europe, Friedrich Fröbel - Biographic sources, Friedrich Fröbel - Philosophy, Great Britain, Kindergarten (Froebel system of education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori Conference (East Runton, England, 1914), Montessori method of education, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Abstract/Notes: "This paper was read by special request on Monday afternoon, but is inserted here as dealing with the same subject as the last speaker."

Language: English

Published: London: Montessori Society, 1914

Article

Squares or Calla Lilies for Children's Studies: Montessori Methods of Training the Child Mind Called Prosaic by Ardent Defender of the Poetry of Froebel

Available from: Chronicling America (Library of Congress)

Publication: New York Tribune (New York, New York)

Pages: 7

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Language: English

ISSN: 1941-0646

Article

✓ Peer Reviewed

Montessori and Froebelian Materials and Methods

Available from: The University of Chicago Press Journals

Publication: Elementary School Journal

Pages: 66

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1086/454181

ISSN: 1554-8279, 0013-5984

Article

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Transforming theories of childhood and early childhood education: Child study and the empirical assault on Froebelian rationalism

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, vol. 45, no. 4

Pages: 585-604

Friedrich Fröbel, Positivism

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Abstract/Notes: This article considers the possibility that one of the defining characteristics of the New Education, as it related to children in their early years, was its epistemological break with rationalist forms of knowledge and its embrace of empiricism and positivism. It considers, briefly, social theories that identify a similar process at a societal level before examining some of the polemics directed against theories of education based on rational forms of knowledge and, in particular, Froebel’s system. This theme is then pursued through a detailed consideration of the child study movement in England and its promotion of an empiricist project concerned with the production of knowledge about the child which drew upon the emergent fields of physiology, educational psychology, education and statistics. It is argued that child study helped to create the conditions for these sciences to distinguish themselves from the older philosophical currents from which they emerged. Consideration is then paid to how these transformations reacted on child study and on the Froebel movement. The article concludes that a break did indeed occur in the ways in which education was legitimised and that through the arrival of a new empirically based, scientific approach it became more closely aligned to reforming impulses. Nevertheless, the old philosophical, metaphysical foundations were not vanquished as in a violent rupture but were articulated in a new dialectical synthesis.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/00309230903100965

ISSN: 0030-9230, 1477-674X

Article

Montessori and Froebel

Available from: HathiTrust

Publication: Kindergarten Review, vol. 23, no. 9

Pages: 553-561

Friedrich Fröbel - Biographic sources, Kindergarten (Froebel system of education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Language: English

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