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The specifics of pedagogical work in Montessori primary school

Urška Glen (2014) The specifics of pedagogical work in Montessori primary school. Diploma thesis.

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    The theoretical part of the thesis is composed of the definition of basic specifics of the Montessori pedagogy with its known triangular structure (the view at a child, the role of a teacher and the role of the environment). Further, the thesis presents the structure of the Montessori primary school program and its curiculum, which is followed by a comparison of the pedagogical approach in Montessori schools as opposed to the classical one followed by the majority of primary schools. The empirical part of the thesis consists of the analysis and interpretation of the results of the results of the structural observation, which was conducted among the »first triad (first, second and third grade) « pupils of the Montessori school. With the technique of observationmthe author intended to identify the specifics of the Montessori approach. The results of the observation strived to demonstrate countless particularities within the pedagogical work in Montessori schools, which clearly differ from the classical approach. While the role of the teacher is predominantly than of an observer, the get actively involved in the learning process when their assistance is needed. New material is presented to smaller groups of pupils when it is clear that they understood the previous one. Afterwards learning process takes place independently, in pairs or in group. Montessori environment strives to stimulate pupils to become independent and autonomous. It encloses: tools to gain cognitive skills (know as learning materials), classroom participants, school rules, and Montessori school spirit. In the last part of the thesis the interpretation of the results is presented with table-sheets.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: Montessori pedagogy, triangular scheme, teacher, child, Montessori environment, school plan
    Number of Pages: 84
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Irena LesarMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10010953)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2079
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 07:00
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 12:33
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2079

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