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Kindergarten Parents' Perceptions Survey About Using an Intelligent Robot / 지능형 로봇 활용에 관한 유치원 학부모의 인식조사

Available from: RISS

Publication: Montessori교육연구 [Montessori Education Research], vol. 17, no. 2

Pages: 76-93

Asia, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, East Asia, Montessori method of education, South Korea

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Abstract/Notes: This investigation aims to let parents understand and use an intelligent robot This is based on kindergarten parents' perceptions survey about using an inte1ligent robot in preschool education field. This researcher had made an analysis of the need for educational assistance robot with the revised questionnaire that was based on a robot perceptions survey by Hyunmin Yun(2010) to 100 people who have children as 3, 4, 5 years old in a preschool educational institution which is located in Chungcheong-province. According to this study, more than fifty percent of the 100 people recognized there is a difference between a robot and a computer. A robot is more effective at listening to children's songs than a computer as well. They preferred a robot in an animal shape and requested that it not be used for more than 30 minutes pet day. In conclusion using a robot in preschool education filed will be needed to give the chance a variety of experiences, such as playing with th erobot and counselling for the children, like close friends. / 본 연구는 유아교육현장에서 이루어지는 로봇 활용 교육에 대한 부모의 인식 조사를 토대로 로봇 활용교육에 대한 부모님의 이해와 활용을 돕고자 하는데 그 목적이 있다. 이를 위해 충청북도에 위치한 유아교육기관의 만 3·4·5세 학부모 100명을 대상으료 윤현민(2010)의 로봇인식조사를 기초하여 본 연구자가 수정 보완한 인식설문지를 통해 로봇에 대한 학부모의 경험과 인식에 대한 질문, 교사보조 교육용 로봇의 활용과 필요성에 대한 학부모님의 인식을 분석하였다. 연구결과 50%이상의 부모는 로봇과 컴퓨터는 다르다고 인식하며 로봇은 동화와 동요 듣기 기능에 좀 더 효과적이며 외형적인 요소로는 동물을 선호하며 하루 이용시간은 30분을 초과하지 않길 요구하고 있다. 결과적으로 유아교육현장에서 로봇을 활용한 교육을 할 때, 로봇을 활용한 다양한 경험을 해봄으로써 다양한 사고를 할 수 있는 기회 제공, 친구처럼 놀아주며, 유아의 고민 상담을 해 줄 수 있는 또 다른 요인으로 교육활동을 구성하여야 하는 필요성을 시사해준다.

Language: Korean

ISSN: 1226-9417

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Montessori Junior High School Students' Perceptions on Their Self-Efficacy in Reading

Available from: Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya Digital Library

Publication: IJET (Indonesian Journal of English Teaching), vol. 8, no. 2

Pages: 26-37

Asia, Australasia, Indonesia, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, Perceptions, Southeast Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori approach deals with learning in independence and liberty. This way of learning requires students to explore information based on their learning interest. Therefore, reading has become one of the keys in learning successfully in a Montessori school. Moreover, the impact of self-efficacy on the learning outcomes has been explored in the educational psychology as a field of study. This study inspects students’ self-efficacy perceptions and their factors in reading comprehension in a Montessori Junior High School registered in 2018-2019 academic year. It is located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. English is the main language used in the teaching-learning process in the school. The study is conducted by using mixed method. Findings are based on the 27 close-ended questions and three open-ended questions obtained from the students in grade seven and eight. In analyzing the results, concurrent triangulation strategy is applied. The results show that the students have positive self-efficacy perceptions on their reading (Average= 3.449/5), especially in reading, explaining, summarizing texts and comprehending the graphics found in the text without the guidance of their teachers. Their self-efficacy sources are found in their mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, verbal persuasion, and emotional and psychological states.

Language: English

DOI: 10.15642/ijet2.2019.8.2.26-37

ISSN: 2548-6497

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Student Perceptions of Their Elementary Classrooms: Montessori vs. Traditional Environments

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 13, no. 1

Pages: 45–48

Perceptions

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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What Shall We Do: Pretend or Real? Preschoolers' Choices and Parents' Perceptions

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Journal of Cognition and Development, vol. 21, no. 2

Pages: 261-281

Children, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Parent and child, Play

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Abstract/Notes: Pretend play is common in childhood. Yet by age 4, children shown pretend and real activities in a book said they would choose to do the real activity over the pretend one. The present studies extended this research, examining children’s actual behavior in laboratory and school settings (Study 1, n = 32, M = 59.32 months; and Study 2, n = 16, M = 54.08 months), their choices about pretend roles (Study 3, n = 50, M = 59.48 months), and parents’ perspectives on what children prefer (Study 4, n = 83). As in prior work, 4-year-olds preferred real activities from a book; by 5, children also engaged more with real activities. In contrast, 3- to 4-year-olds preferred pretend roles and 5- to 6-year-olds were ambivalent. Parents correctly predicted children’s preference for real activities, but they did not predict that children’s reality preferences increase with age.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2019.1709469

ISSN: 1524-8372

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Trainees' Perceptions of Their Learning Experiences in a 3-Day Workshop on Child-Centered Methodologies in Early Years

Available from: IJAAR Publishing

Publication: International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, vol. 1, no. 10

Pages: 48-63

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Teacher training

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Abstract/Notes: Early Childhood and Care Education (ECCE) has attracted global focus as governments of members of United Nations (UN) strive to meet target 4.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to ensure that all girls and boys have equal access to quality care and preprimary education by 2030. ECCE specialists and stakeholders in Nigeria are involved in various ways, including the organization of workshops for caregivers and teachers to meet the target. In this paper, we present the perceptions of trainees on their learning experiences in a 3-day workshop organized for caregivers/teachers, focusing on child-centered approaches/methodologies in early years. Using a descriptive survey design, all the trainees rated the extent they learnt the methodologies in a Likert-questionnaire. The results suggested that the trainees’ perceptions on the learning of all the methodologies were positive and were neither influenced by their teaching experiences nor their age. Furthermore, their positive perceptions were highest for the following approaches/methodologies: Using circle time; Developing children’s physical domain; Making children learn through play; and Developing children’s cognitive domain. Moreover, their perceptions were lowest for the following: Developing practical ideas for including communities/parents in the classroom; Principles of Montessori approach; Preparing assessment report in early years. Based on the result of this study, we concluded that the workshop enhanced the competence and confidence of the trainees to render care and teach in their schools and made recommendations for sustaining the gains.

Language: English

ISSN: 2782-7666

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Advantages of Mixed-age Free Play in Elementary School: Perceptions of Students, Teachers, and Parents

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: International Journal of Play, vol. 10, no. 1

Pages: 75-92

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Abstract/Notes: Mixed-age groups have been shown to be effective in classroom settings, but only a handful of studies have explored mixed-age grouping in play. This research is a case study of one New York public elementary school that places great value on recess and mixed-age groupings. The school has implemented Let Grow Play Club before school one day per week for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We use child interviews, teacher interviews, and parent surveys to examine the perceptions of mixed-age, outdoor play provided in Play Club and the school more generally. Across the different types of data, stakeholders expressed their support for cross-age interactions in mixed-age groupings. This play was perceived as valuable for helping build friendships and developing social skills, as older children become role models to younger ones. As suggested by Vygotsky’s (1978) theories, children are learning from one another and enhancing their development through unstructured play.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/21594937.2021.1878774

ISSN: 2159-4937

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Music Education in Montessori Schools: An Exploratory Study of School Directors' Perceptions in the United States

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: International Journal of Music Education, vol. 35, no. 2

Pages: 227-238

Americas, North America, Perceptions, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at their schools, the challenges faced when teaching music, individual perceptions of the impact of music on development, and beliefs about music as a valuable component of the curriculum. Data included responses to Likert-scale items and open-ended questions in an online survey. Analyses revealed that while school directors believed music could be used to engage students in learning or to build upon issues of multicultural understanding, opportunities for musical engagement were limited as a result of stringent budget cuts or time restrictions in the classroom. Implications are discussed in terms of including music in the Montessori classroom in ways that align with Maria Montessori’s pedagogies situated within an international context.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1177/0255761416659508

ISSN: 0255-7614, 1744-795X

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The Effect of Preschool Experience on Spatial Perception

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

Publication: The Constructive Triangle (1974-1989), vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 22-25

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Language: English

ISSN: 0010-700X

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Junior High School Students' Perceptions on the Implementation of Montessori Approach in Vocabulary Learning

Available from: Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri

Publication: English Education: Journal of English Teaching and Research, vol. 4, no. 2

Pages: 75-92

Asia, Australasia, Indonesia, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, Perceptions, Southeast Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori approach is mostly used in the kindergarten and elementary school, especially in Indonesia. To explore the approach in the higher level of education, the research took place in a private Montessori Junior High School in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This study is intended to investigate the students’ perceptions on the implementation of Montessori approach to improve their vocabulary due to the fact that vocabulary is central to language learning. The research participants are students in grades seven and eight. There were three research instruments in this study, namely observations, questionnaire, and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). Three different research instruments were used to make sure that the data obtained was valid. The researchers crosschecked the results from each instrument to triangulate data consistency. Based on the findings, the students have positive perceptions on the implementation of Montessori approach for vocabulary learning. The implementation of Montessori approach promotes its unique learning activities, teacher’s personal guidance, and students’ learning awareness, internal motivation, and interest. The students perceived that the implementation of Montessori approach can improve their vocabulary.

Language: English

ISSN: 2503-4405

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Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Perceptions of Family Priorities and Stressors

Available from: University of Kansas Libraries

Publication: Journal of Montessori Research, vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 1-13

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Abstract/Notes: Teachers of young children work closely with families. One component of teacher-family partnerships is teachers’ understanding of family priorities and stressors. This study examines Montessori early childhood (ages three through six) teacher perceptions of family priorities and stressors through an analysis of responses to two parallel surveys. Eighty teachers (37% of those who received the survey) and forty-nine family members (representing a 55% response rate) completed the survey. Significant differences were found between teachers’ perceptions of four (of seven) family priorities and families’ actual responses. Teachers ranked “making academic progress” as the most important of seven possible family priorities. However, families stated that “developing kindness” is the most important priority for their young children. No significant differences were found when comparing teacher rankings of family stressors with actual family responses. Montessori early childhood teachers ranked “not having enough time” as the most stressful of six possible stressors. Families confirmed that time pressures cause them the most stress. Maria Montessori’s recommendations for teachers and families are summarized. Recommendations for building stronger family partnerships in the context of Montessori’s philosophy, for example on-going self-reflection, are provided.

Language: English

DOI: 10.17161/jomr.v1i1.4939

ISSN: 2378-3923

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