Montessori is a child-centred and child-led method of education that holistically embeds children’s rights. It is a method that is designed to support the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and social development through active exploration, choice and independent learning.
Children are given the freedom to choose what they work on, where they work, with whom they work, and for how long they work on any activity, all within the limits of the class rules. No competition is set up between children, and there is no system of extrinsic rewards or punishments.
The aim of Montessori education is for the child’s optimal development, intellectual, physical, emotional and social, to unfold. In the document below you can find concrete examples of how the Montessori Method and materials support Children’s Rights, with emphasis on child participation created by Edwina Mulcahy, AMI Primary and Elementary qualified teacher and M.Ed.
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