A FOCUS ON MONTESSORI
Maria Montessori was a scientist, physician and teacher. Her careful, scientific observation of her students and the way they learned led to her educational system. It was revolutionary in its time, but is a methodology towards which the world’s educational systems in Early Learning and beyond are increasingly turning. One of the key components is the Prepared Environment. The classroom is filled with the learning materials with which students are ready to learn. The students are taught individually or in small groups, and during a ‘work cycle’ they select the materials that practice their own specific learning.