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Montessori method

a system for teaching young children, in which the fundamental aim is self-motivated education by the children themselves, as they are encouraged to move freely through individualized instruction and physical exercises, accompanied by special emphasis on the training of the senses and the early development of reading and writing skills.
Also called Montessori system.
Origin of Montessori method
First recorded in 1910-15; named after M. Montessori
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Montessorian, adjective Unabridged
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  • Not many of them will expect that the Montessori method will regenerate humanity.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • The second paper should turn at once to the Montessori method of teaching.

    The Complete Club Book for Women Caroline French Benton
  • It is at just this point that the teaching of English reading by the Montessori method will find its greatest obstacle.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for Montessori method

Montessori method

a method of nursery education in which children are provided with generous facilities for practical play and allowed to develop at their own pace
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