Patterns and Design
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These pages might be of interest to researchers who want to know more about Montessori's practices and others who influenced her work. They contain notes and thoughts on the Montessori method, influences on Montessori's work, interaction design, and their application to the development and implementation of self-directed learning environments.
Maria Montessori was a prolific designer of learning materials, activities and learning environments that support guided discovery. Observation and experimentation were important components of her design process. The materials, environments and practices that she designed have been implemented and researched all over the world for nearly a century.
As a Montessori teacher, I am currently re-examining Montessori theory and practice to inform my practice. The Montessori Design Project has three goals:
One of Montessori's chief concerns was the development of environments and practices that promote child development.
Her approach was to:
Questions to be investigated include:
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