publication . Article . 2016

Innovative Ideas in Maria Montessori’s Method

Surma, Barbara;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 09 Jul 2016 Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice
The aim of this article is to present potential options of creative approach to working with kindergarten children in the method of Maria Montessori, which came into being as a result of an experiment conducted at the beginning of the 20th century. The very theoretical assumptions of this method contain a premise of its openness to innovation: the child is in the centre of pedagogical activity. An individual approach to children, who develop according to their own plan and in various cultural contexts can be implemented in special conditions, which M. Montessori labeled „prepared environment”. Trying to prepare such an environment tailored to children’s needs, t...
free text keywords: Education, innovation; creativity; Montessori method; development material; prepared environment, pedagogika, innowacyjność; twórczość; metoda Marii Montessori; materiał rozwojowy; przygotowane otoczenie
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