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ERIC Number: EJ1077946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Greening Montessori School Grounds by Design
Moore, Robin; Cosco, Nilda
NAMTA Journal, v38 n1 p219-234 Win 2103
Robin Moore and Nilda Cosco view the Montessori approach to the prepared environment as overlapping their understanding of the naturalization of school grounds. As they present the possibilities for a naturalized setting to overcome sedentary lifestyles and maximize learning in the outdoors, they establish necessary components for success: professional design, careful attention to surface drainage, thoughtful use of a hierarchy of pathways, variety in elevation, transitional shelters and terraces, moveable parts, restoration of wild places, inclusion of fruit-bearing species, and, above all, establishing a sense of place. [Reprinted from "The NAMTA Journal" 32,1 (2007, Winter): 129-151. This article is based on a talk given at the NAMTA conference titled "Montessori Awareness: Opening the Doors to Perception," St. Louis, MO, October 12-15, 2006.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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