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What is his philosophy?
For Maria Montessori the child is a being in its own right and not a being in the making. He needs love, respect, trust and support like an adult. The adult is present to teach the child to do things alone to respect his spontaneity, the child first learns through his senses by experimenting around him. She also says that a child who acts by and for himself is disciplined and happy. This is why the adult offers the child a rich, attractive and structuring environment where the child learns easily because he chooses what he wants to do, he is therefore stimulated and has great autonomy to develop at their own pace.
What are its principles?
“ My method consists above all in giving the child the possibility of living naturally and arousing his spontaneity. So I prepare an environment that can be like a house. And in this environment, I put a number of objects which are also scientific and which serve to develop his intelligence. » Maria Montessori
- What must be understood in his speech is that the Montessori method of education places the child at the center of his own learning.
- The richer the environment , the more likely he will be interested in a particular area (numbers, letters, geography, sportsmanship, etc.).
- The more the media are varied, colorful and playful, the more the child is attracted by its learning tools and wants to manipulate .
- The more the material is adapted and within reach, the more the child will turn in all autonomy towards these tools which provide him with discovery, learning and understanding.
For Maria Montessori, the role of educators and parents is to prepare children from an early age to be responsible and balanced adults. For this, education must respond comprehensively to the needs of young people, particularly at the physical, social and spiritual levels.
To be a confident and responsible adult, he must gain confidence and learn independently. Children act out of curiosity and motivation. Children naturally want to discover and learn. These needs should not be reduced by imposing certain tools or fields of study. Innate curiosity and love of knowledge should guide children.
Children between the ages of 3 and 6 are "absorbing spirits". They go through sensitive periods of language, coordination, movement, order, sensory refinement, and even social behavior. Each of its stages takes place at its own pace. They must be fed with appropriate support and equipment.
Is it beneficial for the child?
Montessori pedagogy has been proven for years, scientists having studied it prove that children benefiting from this learning exhibit more advanced behaviors and skills than children of the same age.
- Learn by doing
One of the foundations of the Montessori method is THE DO . It is practicing, experimenting, using his brain as his hands, which will make the child evolve. Fail, try again and persevere to pursue your goal. This learning promotes resilience, concentration and action. For Maria Montessori, the individual is thus driven by his own motivation and natural curiosity. Cultivating the desire to learn helps to fuel the desire to meet challenges without them being imposed.
- Autonomy and responsibility
The independence of the child is sacred and helping him to acquire it is essential. The alternative school encourages autonomy in the personal and intellectual development of the child. Maria Montessori summed up this idea in one sentence: “Help me to do it alone and to think for myself”.
Indeed, the best way to remember something is to try it yourself. By being an actor of his success, the child follows his own pace of learning, the individual learns to solve problems independently. He takes responsibility and self-disciplines himself, more out of fear of reprisals, but out of pride in his accomplishments!
- Self-confidence and critical thinking
Success brings more self-confidence. If the attempts fail, it is then questioning and critical thinking that are solicited. The supervisor guides by respecting the child's ability to respond on his own to the problems he is confronted with. Self-correction is less aggressive than the red pen on classic school papers. Self-esteem evolves as rapidly as cognitive abilities. By believing in him, he becomes a confident adult who is aware of his worth.
- Team spirit and mutual aid
Being self-sufficient and confident does not mean lonely and selfish. On the contrary, the Montessori method values collaboration, solidarity and mutual aid . His skills are valuable and alternative schools value them.
The classical education system stirs up competition in the form of rankings and grades, Montessori encourages mutual support . In an alternative school, the bases of living together in society are established. Through positive interactions in the school setting, children have a heightened sense of justice.
- Develop your creativity
By stimulating reflection more than the ability to store information, Montessori pedagogy creates creative profiles . In addition, children are free to express their ideas, their feelings and their artistic flair at school.
Individuality is enthusiastically welcomed, difference is cultivated. Out of the mould, each spirit lets its own universe spring forth.