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Montessori and Executive Functioning

Publication: Montessori Insights

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Language: English

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Montessori Primes Executive Function

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

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 23, no. 1

Pages: 9, 15

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS): Measuring Montessori Outcomes

Available from: MontessoriPublic

Publication: Montessori Public, vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 16

Public Montessori

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Language: English

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Working Memory and Executive Functions: Effects of Training on Academic Achievement

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: Psychological Research, vol. 78, no. 6

Pages: 852-868

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Abstract/Notes: The aim of this review is to illustrate the role of working memory and executive functions for scholastic achievement as an introduction to the question of whether and how working memory and executive control training may improve academic abilities. The review of current research showed limited but converging evidence for positive effects of process-based complex working-memory training on academic abilities, particularly in the domain of reading. These benefits occurred in children suffering from cognitive and academic deficits as well as in healthy students. Transfer of training to mathematical abilities seemed to be very limited and to depend on the training regime and the characteristics of the study sample. A core issue in training research is whether high- or low-achieving children benefit more from cognitive training. Individual differences in terms of training-related benefits suggested that process-based working memory and executive control training often induced compensation effects with larger benefits in low performing individuals. Finally, we discuss the effects of process-based training in relation to other types of interventions aimed at improving academic achievement.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/s00426-013-0537-1

ISSN: 0340-0727

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Montessori and the Development of Executive Functions

Available from: White Paper Press

Publication: Montessori White Papers, vol. 1

Executive function, Montessori method of education - Evaluation

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Language: English

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School Enrolment and Executive Functioning: A Longitudinal Perspective on Developmental Changes, the Influence of Learning Context, and the Prediction of Pre-Academic Skills

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: European Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol. 8, no. 5

Pages: 526-540

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Abstract/Notes: The present two-year longitudinal study addressed developmental changes in different aspects of executive functioning (i.e., inhibition, updating, and cognitive flexibility) in a sample of 264 children aged between 5 and 7 years. Of special interest were issues of developmental progression over time, the influence of learning context and the predictive power of executive functions and school context for emerging academic skills. The results revealed pronounced improvements in all executive measures, both over time and as a function of age. For the learning context, small and age-dependent effects on executive skills were found. Inhibition uniquely contributed to the prediction of aspects of emerging academic skills, over and above chronological age and language skills.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2011.571841

ISSN: 1740-5610, 1740-5629

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Cognitively Engaging Exercise on Children's Executive Functioning

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Executive function, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: This study examines the effect of combining vigorous exercise with cognitively engaging games on children’s executive functioning skills such as self-direction, engagement, and focus. Over four weeks, the research took place in a Montessori early childhood classroom with 17 children ages 2.6 to 6. The four-week study included a one-week baseline week to collect initial data on the capabilities of self-direction and comprehensive data on energy levels and engagement. The children participated in a 14-minute movement activity with 7 minutes of vigorous exercise and 7 minutes of cognitive-engaging games. The researcher used both quantitative and qualitative data tools to examine the effects on children’s ability to independently choose an activity, engage, and focus during the morning. The increased movement and cognitive exercise positively impacted children’s executive functioning skills. Future recommendations would include extending the intervention to study further if productivity continued to increase as the children had more days to engage in the exercises. Based on the data gathered in this action research, I recommend that teachers provide an opportunity for children aged three to six to participate in a short morning gathering where they can engage in vigorous movement and a cognitively engaging game.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2022

Article

Storytelling and Executive Functioning

Available from: ISSUU

Publication: Montessori Leadership, vol. 23, no. 1

Pages: 16-21

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Language: English

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Early Literacy, Early Numeracy and Executive Functions of French Kindergartners in Montessori and Conventional Environments

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Early Years

Comparative education, Europe, Executive function, France, Literacy, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - Evaluation, Numeracy, Preschool children, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study is to observe the relationship between the partial or total use of Montessori education (ME) and academic (literacy, numeracy) and developmental (executive functions) outc...

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/09575146.2024.2343706

ISSN: 0957-5146

Article

Message from the Executive Director [Karen Lecy to become new Executive Director]

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 24, no. 2

Pages: 2

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Language: English

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