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Article

Mother as the First Prepared Environment

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 34, no. 1

Pages: 149–166

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Natural World as Prepared Environment

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 27, no. 3

Pages: 131-148

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Weaves theoretical concepts of Maria Montessori and Edith Cobb to suggest that a moral, meaningful life is influenced by early contact with nature in which adults draw children's attention to its value. Suggests that nature is the prepared environment fostering cosmic harmony and asserts that educators should provide opportunities for early encounters with nature and learning about global needs around the use and distribution of natural resources. (KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Question and Answer: The Environment for the Six- to Twelve-year-old Child

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 29, no. 1

Pages: 107-112

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Bonding with the Natural World: The Roots of Environmental Awareness

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

Pages: 133-154

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Combines insights from ecological research and Montessori theory and practice to portray the unfolding of childhood in natural places. Suggests that children's manipulation of the landscape results in optimal creative involvement. Maintains that the act of finding favorite places in all weather, combined with a positive role model, leads to lifelong appreciation, concern, and activism for the natural world. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Bonding with the Natural World: The Roots of Environmental Awareness

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Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 38, no. 1

Pages: 39-51

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Abstract/Notes: With delicate literary style and allusions, Louise Chawla combines her ecological research and Montessori background to portray the unfolding of childhood in natural places. Starting with "enchantment with the world" as the basis for nature education for the child under six, the article suggests that the "loose parts" in the landscape that children manipulate and use result in optimal creative involvement. The act of finding favorite places in all weather, combined with the companionship of an adult role model, leads to a lifelong appreciation, concern, and activism for the natural world. [Reprinted from "The NAMTA Journal" 28,1 (2003, Winter): 133-154. This paper was prepared for the NAMTA Conference titled "Montessori Education for Human Development: The Child and the Natural World," October 31-November 3, 2002 in Chicago, IL.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Natural World as Prepared Environment

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 39, no. 1

Pages: 41–59

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Natural World as Prepared Environment

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 39, no. 1

Pages: 41-59

Child development, Conservation of natural resources, Early childhood education, Ecology, Montessori method of education, Natural resources, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals, Prepared environment

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Abstract/Notes: Louise Chawla's autobiographical beginning of this article shows the integration of her world-famous science of the environment and its relationship to early and middle childhood development as it finds its roots in Montessori education. Her academic training brought her to Edith Cobb's writing and unveiled the origins of kinship to the natural world in the developing young human. Her own exploration of nature and culture caused her to return to Montessori writings with a fresh understanding of the natural world as a prepared environment. Louise Chawla stresses that children must frequently encounter "the natural world with empathy and delight" and the prepared environment supports them as they become creative citizens of humanity. [This paper was prepared for the NAMTA Conference titled "Deschooling Montessori" January 25, 2002, in Scottsdale, AZ. Reprinted from "The NAMTA Journal" 27.3 (2002, Summer): 131-148 (see EJ661570).]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Roots of Environmental Concern

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 20, no. 1

Pages: 148-157

Cognitive development, Conservation of natural resources, Early childhood education, Ecology, Montessori method of education, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Presents a conceptual model of how young children learn about the physical environment, reviewing theories concerning environmental cognition and moral development. Notes that children in developed nations receive much of their information about the environment from the media and are often exposed to conflicting viewpoints about the natural world.

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Sensory Integration and Contact with Nature: Designing Outdoor Inclusive Environments

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 34, no. 2

Pages: 159–177

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Abstract/Notes: Includes specific design recommendations

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Prepared Environment

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 22, no. 2

Pages: 107-110

Classroom environments, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals, Prepared environment, Teacher-student relationships

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Abstract/Notes: Asserts that adults are not only responsible for preparing the Montessori environment, but more importantly constitute a living environment in and of themselves. Urges Montessori teachers to be an effective link between the child and the environment by manifesting a genuine interest in each developing child and creating a psychological atmosphere of enthusiasm, discovery, and love. (EV)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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