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ERIC Number: EJ1112220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
The Scientist in the Casa: The Child as Scientist in the Making
Sackett, Ginni
NAMTA Journal, v41 n2 p23-35 Spr 2016
If a parent were to ask what science and technology are offered in a Montessori preschool, Ginni Sackett provides a comprehensive reply. By precisely defining the words science and technology with an expansion of those definitions from renowned biologist E. O. Wilson, alongside the "experiences we offer every day to the children in our Casas," we can honestly present the Casa as rich in science and technology. The hands, the senses, and the mind cultivate both interaction with the concrete world but also cultivate the imagination and clear judgment. In this way "every material and activity…is preparing each child to follow the scientific process." [This paper was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "A Montessori Integrated Approach to Science, Mathematics, Technology, and the Environment" in Portland, OR, Mar 31-Apr 3, 2016.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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