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Article

The Development of Coordinated Movement

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 27, no. 1

Pages: 91-117

Autonomy in children, Child development, Classroom environments, Early childhood education, Motor ability in children, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals, Prepared environment, Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: Discusses stages of movement in the first 3 years of life with a philosophical dimension regarding evolutionary aspects of movement as first manifestation of "will." Describes how the early childhood environment is prepared to allow for movement and the connection between movement and brain development. Discusses the contribution of movement to personal knowledge, including self-esteem and autonomy. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

[Montessori Educational Movements in the US: Introduction to the Public Schools]

Publication: Kyushu Educational Society Research Journal, vol. 28

Pages: 78-86

Americas, Montessori method of education - History, North America, Public Montessori, United States of America

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Language: Japanese

Article

Il movimento Montessori in Italia [The Montessori movement in Italy]

Publication: Scuola e città: mensile di problemi educativi e di politica scolastica, vol. 4

Pages: 8-9

Europe, Italy, Marziola Pignatari - Writings, Southern Europe

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 0036-9853

Book Section

The Montessori Movement and American Culture: A Study of Reciprocal Influence

Book Title: Building the Foundations for Creative Learning

Pages: 77-80

American Montessori Society (AMS), New York

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Language: English

Published: New York: American Montessori Society, 1964

Article

[Montessori Movements in Japan: Focus on Publications After World War II]

Publication: Bukkyo University Research Journal, vol. 11

Pages: 201-214

Asia, East Asia, Japan

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Language: Japanese

Conference Paper

Multi-Age and Non-Graded: The Most Critical Component of Authentic Montessori? (Freedom of movement between the 3-6 and 6-12 Environments - Benefits and Challenges)

Montessori Association of Australia Conference

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Language: English

Published: Canberra, Australia, 2008

Article

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Stimulating the Development of Rhythmic Abilities in Preschool Children in Montessori Kindergartens with Music-Movement Activities: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: Early Childhood Education Journal

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Elementary school students, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Movement education, Music education, Preschool children, Rhythm

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Abstract/Notes: This article examines the effects of Montessori music-movement activities on the development of the rhythmic abilities of 59 children from Montessori preschools, aged between 3 and 6 years. Children were deployed into two experimental groups (EG 1 (n = 20) & EG 2 (n = 22)) and a control group (CG) (n = 17). Our intervention consisted of introducing 15 to 20 min of unstructured movement time, either accompanied by a piano (EG 1) or recording (EG 2), three times a week for four months, whereas the control group carried on the usual Montessori program. We used a quasi-experimental nonequivalent groups design with pretest–posttest. Three tests for measuring rhythmic abilities were used: auditory discrimination of the rhythmic patterns, imitation of spoken rhythmic phrases, and determining the synchronization of movement with the rhythm of the music. The interventions had a positive effect on the development of the rhythmic abilities of children included in the study. The most significant effect was noticed in EG 1, while no effect of non-activity was detected in the control group.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/s10643-023-01459-x

ISSN: 1573-1707

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Movement Interventions on Focus and Concentration in Toddler Montessori Classrooms

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Three-hour work cycle, Work periods

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this action research was to determine the effects of movement activities on focus and concentration in toddler Montessori classrooms. Evidence supports the connection between purposeful movement and levels of concentration. Both quantitative and qualitative data of three toddler-aged classes was collected through the use of a pre and post questionnaires, checklists and observational record keeping. The intervention took place over a period of six weeks at an independent school setting with 24 students ages 21 months to 3 years. The results showed the students focus and concentration levels increased during the Montessori uninterrupted morning work cycle when intentional movement lessons or activities were introduced. Based on the data, there is a correlation between movement intervention activities and concentration levels. Additional research should be conducted over an extended period of time to better study the effects of movement on focus, concentration, and behavior in the classroom.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Effects of Directed Movement on Focus

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Attention in children, Concentration, Lower elementary, Montessori method of education, Work periods

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to determine if directed movement would positively affect the focus for all children. Children with underdeveloped executive functions frequently disrupt the learning of others. This study was implemented in a mixed-age lower elementary classroom populated by 27 children ages 6 to 9 years. The project covered a total of six weeks, four of which included directed movement for at least three days of the week. Prior to implementing movement into the classroom, three lessons were presented that related to brain function, focus and mindfulness. Pre-study student work samples, teacher observations of the work period and student self-assessments provided baseline data. Throughout the duration of the directed movement portion of the study weekly self-assessments and teacher observations were conducted. A post-study student-assessment was provided and student work samples were again collected. Upon completion, the majority of the students reported having enjoyed the directed movements incorporated into the classroom routine. The results showed an improvement in the ability to focus and in productivity indicating that frequent directed movement has a positive impact on executive functions.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016

Book Section

Gli albori dell'era nuova: Maria Montessori e il movimento progressista in Europa [The dawn of the new era: Maria Montessori and the progressive movement in Europe]

Book Title: Storia dell'educazione occidentale [History of Western Education]

Pages: 431-443

Eastern Europe, Europe, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - History, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

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Language: Italian

Published: Milano, Italy: Mondadori, 1983

Volume: 3

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