From Concrete to Abstract

Montessori teaching is built on the key belief that a child masters concepts when they are first taught concretely and then abstractly. This movement from the concrete to abstract is essential for a student to truly grasp their work. In mainstream schooling, students’ learning is usually forced to jump from the concrete to the abstract …

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Absorbent Mind

Marie Montessori observed how children learned the language without anyone teaching them. This sparked her idea for the “absorbent mind”. Children simply absorb everything in the environment by experiencing it, being part of it. It is therefore important that the environment set up is good, nice and positive since this is what the child will …

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Concrete to Abstract: Montessori Method

  In a Montessori environment, children learn by exploring and manipulating specially designed materials. Each material teaches one concept or skill at a time, and lays a foundation from which students can comprehend increasingly abstract ideas. Children work with materials at their own pace, repeating an exercise until it is mastered. The teacher may gently …

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