Patterns and Design
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The pages in this section describe my ongoing research into the Montessori method and 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:
Articles Related to Montessori
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