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Traditional versus Montessori


In traditional education adults decide what children need to learn and the child’s ability to retain and reproduce information is used as a measure of academic success. The teacher is the active giver of information and children are passive receivers.  In the Montessori approach it is all about the activity of the child. The teacher takes on a different role, that is, to provide the right kind of circumstances so that children can be guided to find what they need from what is on offer. Children then become active learners and are able to reach their own unique potential because they are learning at their own pace and rhythm focusing on their own particular developmental needs at that moment.


The Montessori approach:


  • Montessori instruction, both individual and group, adapts to each child’s individual learning style, instead of following the adult’s teaching style.

  • Montessori classrooms encourage students to teach, collaborate and help each other and is non-competitive in nature.               

  • Montessori instruction helps children spot their own errors instead of relying solely on the teacher for feedback.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  









  • モンテッソーリの指導法は、個人指導・グループ指導いずれにおいても、大人からの一方通行な教育スタイルに従うのではなく、子供の学習スタイルに合わせるものです。

  • モンテッソーリの教室では、お互いに教えあい、共に作業し、助け合うことが推奨され、競争はありません。

  • モンテッソーリの指導法は、単に教師の意見を頼りにするのではなく、子供たち自身が誤りに気づくように手助けします。


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