Montessori Vs Conventional

 " Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. " -Maria Montessori

A successful Montessori Program is based on how children learn and develop. Freedom of choice, hands-on learning, communication skills and cooperative activities; optimize a child's individual potential and instills in him a love for learning. Montessori students learn to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly.

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Conventional Montessori
Textbooks, pencil, paper and worksheets where teacher correct errors Prepared kinesthetic materials that are self-correcting
Working and learning without emphasis on social development Working and learning matched to the social development of the child
Group oriented, at groups pace or teachers pace Individualized, at a level consistent with the child’s abilities
Teacher motivated Motivated by self-development
Individual subjects Integrated subjects and learning based on developmental psychology
Activity cycles determined by set time Uninterrupted work cycles completed within child’s time
Single-graded classrooms Multi-age classrooms (3 year age span)
All children treated alike Recognition of individual sensitive periods
Teacher sets curriculum Child chooses materials
Students fit mold of school School meets needs of students
Teacher lectures Hands-on learning: manipulating objects
Product-focused Process-focused

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