publication . Article . 2018

Why do Children in Montessori Kindergartens Work and Not Play?

Surma, Barbara;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 03 Jun 2018 Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Play and work are, besides science, two basic forms of human activity. Play is not only the basic form of the activity of a small child, but also the organization of the educational process in a kindergarten. Therefore, the purpose of the article is to answer the question of why Maria Montessori calls a child’s activity work and not play. The explanation of this issue is carried out in two stages. The first is a literature review, on the basis of which the most important issues of the contemporary understanding of the concept of play and work are formulated. The second is an analysis of M. Montessori’s views and comparing them with the assumptions about play and...
free text keywords: education, play; work; pedagogy of Maria Montessori; preschool child; forms of child’s activity, pedagogika, zabawa; praca; pedagogika Marii Montessori; dziecko w wieku przedszkolnym; formy aktywności dziecka
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