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The Montessori Approach and the Education of the Deaf Preschool-Child: Can This Approach, Based on Intrinsic Motivation and That Prepares the Environment for Intentionality in Learning, Aid Cognitive Development and Therefore General Development?

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Language: English, Norwegian

Published: [Oslo, Norway]: Statens spesiallärerhögskole, 1982

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Building a Montessori Environment in Lublin: Past, Present, and Future Perspective

Book Title: Perspectives on Montessori

Pages: 161-180

Eastern Europe, Europe, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Poland

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Language: English

Published: Deventer, The Netherlands: Saxion Progressive Education University Press, 2022

Edition: 1st edition

ISBN: 978-94-92618-56-6

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Maria Montessori Envisioned Physics as Part of the Environment

Available from: ERIC

Book Title: The Relevance of Montessori Today: Meeting Human Needs-Principles to Practice. AMI/USA National Conference (Bellevue, Washington, July 25-28, 1996)

Pages: 64-70

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Abstract/Notes: This set of proceedings from the Association Montessori International (AMI/USA) 1996 conference contains the conference schedule and 20 presentations.

Language: English

Published: Washington, D.C.: American Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA), 1997

Report

PEARL "Emotional Empathic and Proximal Learning-Educational Environment" Project

Available from: Panevėžio r. pedagogų švietimo centras (Lithuania)

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Abstract/Notes: The Erasmus+ KA201 project PEARL “Emotional Empathic Proximal Learning-Educational Environment” (2018-1-IT02-KA201-048515) is a project that aims to develop and validate an educational model, innovative and replicable at an international level, aimed at the very first childhood, 0–6 years, which favors the growth of children through an empathic and emotional proximal learning educational environment based on group activities. With PEARL Education Model, it is aimed to develop an emotional, emphatic and proximal learning environment. In this article, The PEARL Education Model, its features and experimental design of the project is introduced. To get more information about the project, visit: https://pearl-project.org/ webpage.

Language: English

Published: Ankara, Turkey, 2021

Book

The Psychological Background of the Montessori Material Within the Setting of the Prepared Environment

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Abstract/Notes: Paper presented at the 2nd Montessori Study Conference, Washington, D.C., July 1966.

Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Association Montessori Internationale, 1970

Thesis

Autism in Early Childhood Education Montessori Environments: Parents' and Teachers' Perspectives

Available from: Auckland University of Technology - Institutional Repository

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Autism, Autism in children, Children with disabilities, Montessori method of education, New Zealand, Oceania, Parent and child, Parent-teacher relationships, Special education, Teacher-student relationships

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Abstract/Notes: There is very little research about children with Autism in Montessori early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand. This study examined parents’ and teachers’ perspectives of children with Autism attending Montessori early childhood education environments. This thesis documents literature that explores and critiques Montessori philosophy and the teaching of children on the Autism spectrum. The purpose of this study was to gain insights into the Montessori teaching approach in early childhood education, as a supportive environment for children with Autism in the early years. However, I discovered that the Montessori environment is less than ideal if the teachers do not understand Autism Spectrum Disorder and do not make allowances for the symptoms that present themselves. It was my intention to explore the factors that complemented both Montessori and the support of children with Autism with an approach that is conducive to learning and encourages positive behavioural patterns. The findings revealed three main indicators being identified as important. These were social competence, language and communication, and individual interests and sensory implications. However, not all findings were positive. The parents all agreed that the teachers needed to be flexible and understanding in their approach, and many Montessori teachers are strict in their routine and are not prepared to sway from their teaching method to assist a child with Autism. This study suggests that Montessori early childhood teachers would benefit from professional development in the areas of including children with special needs, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder, particularly in regards to understanding the unique characteristics of children with Autism and how they can effectively use the Montessori philosophy, equipment and prepared environment to support each child’s learning and development. Suggestions for future professional learning for Montessori teachers include the provision of professional development in including children with “special needs”, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder for Montessori early childhood teachers. It is not only the Montessori philosophy and the prepared environment that supports the child with Autism, but the teacher’s awareness of the child’s needs and a willingness to be flexible in their approach.

Language: English

Published: Auckland, New Zealand, 2015

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Effectiveness of Environment-Based Interventions for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Available from: American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Publication: AJOT: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 65, no. 5

Pages: 514-522

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-Based Dementia Programming (MBDP), Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: A systematic review of evidence for the efficacy of environment-based interventions on the affect, behavior, and performance of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias was conducted as part of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Evidence-Based Literature Review Project. Thirty-three reports met inclusion criteria. Results suggest that ambient music, aromatherapy, and Snoezelen® are modestly effective in reducing agitation but do not consistently have long-term effects. Visually complex environments that give the illusion of barriers deter people from wandering to unsafe places but do not reduce the urge to wander. Evidence that bright light therapy can aid in regulating mood and the sleep–wake cycle and thus help people remain awake during the day is preliminary. Montessori-based programming can be useful in matching activities to the person’s remaining skills. Further research is needed to evaluate the long-term effect, contraindications, and best dosages of these interventions.

Language: English

DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2011.002600

ISSN: 0272-9490, 1943-7676

Book Section

Learning in the Montessori School Environment

Book Title: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Montessori Education

Pages: 117-127

Classroom environments, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - Evaluation, Montessori method of education - History, Montessori schools, Prepared environment

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Abstract/Notes: This chapter discusses requirements for implementing Maria Montessori's concept of education in terms of the design of the environment, didactics, and the teacher’s role. It begins with the Casa dei Bambini, her first school in Italy. The chapter continues with a discussion of Montessori school design and architects who found inspiration through Montessori pedagogy. A common thread through the chapter is the concept of freedom and its prerequisites, children’s work with the didactic material and the materials’ relation to embodiment and variation theory.

Language: English

Published: New York, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023

ISBN: 978-1-350-27561-4 978-1-350-27560-7 978-1-350-27562-1

Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks

Article

Infant and Toddler Environments–Ten Key Conditions for Creating Responsive Care

Publication: Infants and Toddlers, vol. 3, no. 4

Pages: 5–14

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Language: English

Article

Ecosystems in the Backyard: Preparing a Diverse Outdoor Environment for Primary (Ages Three to Six) Children

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 28, no. 1

Pages: 195-204

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Chronicles the outdoor work of Lincoln Montessori School in Nebraska in prairie, forest, and indoor greenhouse environments, highlighting the application of prepared environment principles to the natural world. Highlights how implicit to the design are opportunities for caring, including practical life exercises with outdoor tools. Shows how repeating natural cycles and seasons are part of the yearly cycle of children in multi-age groups. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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