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ERIC Number: EJ1112257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
The Scientist in the Classroom: The Montessori Teacher as Scientist
Sackett, Ginni
NAMTA Journal, v41 n2 p5-20 Spr 2016
Ginni Sackett shares insights ignited by a presentation given by Professori Raniero Regni in Rome at an AMI International Trainers Meeting. Dr. Regni stated that, "To go beyond Montessori is to rediscover Montessori. Montessori is waiting for us in the future." By re-examining Montessori's writings, Sackett traces the subtle ways in which Montessori's scientific pedagogy has gradually become more associated with the teaching profession than with that of scientists, and she urges us to remember Maria's scientific foundations: "experiment…observation…evidence or proof." Because we study "children, not brains" in a prepared environment and because we offer experiences and do not impose experiences, we are uniquely poised to "help contemporary neuroscience" and contribute to future research. [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
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Language: English
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