Work Models

  1. Flow Model
  2. Sequence Model
  3. Artifact Model
  4. Cultural Model
  5. Physical Model
  6. Metaphors


  1. Design Problem
  2. Literature Review
  3. Work Models
  4. Design Patterns
  5. Design Experiments
  6. Lesson Ideas
  7. Montessori Computes
  8. Thinking About Circles

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Patterns and Design


Flow Model

This investigation will answer questions like the ones below, adapted from Contextual Design by Hugh Beyer and Karen Holtzblatt (1998):

  • What are the responsibilities of the teacher and the student in the Montessori classroom?
  • How do tasks get assigned to students and teachers?
  • Where do students and teachers go for help?
  • Who do they work with to accomplish their tasks?
  • How do they use physical places and artifacts to help them coordinate?
  • Who do they give the results of their work and in what form?