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ERIC Number: EJ1003949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 103
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Playful Learning and Montessori Education
Lillard, Angeline S.
American Journal of Play, v5 n2 p157-186 Win 2013
Although Montessori education is often considered a form of playful learning, Maria Montessori herself spoke negatively about a major component of playful learning--pretend play, or fantasy--for young children. In this essay, the author discusses this apparent contradiction: how and why Montessori education includes elements of playful learning while simultaneously eschewing fantasy. She concludes with a discussion of research on the outcomes of Montessori education and on pretend-play research, clarifying how Montessori education relates to playful learning. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A