Montessori vs. Traditional

 

 

 Montessori

 

 Traditional

 
1.
  Child chooses materials
2.
  Child sets own pace
3.
  Child is free to explore and discover on his own
4.
  Emphasis is on the concrete
5.
  Reality orientated
6.
  Specific places for materials - sense of order
7.
  Child-centred learning environment
8.
  Child provides own stimulus
9.
  Self-education through self-correcting materials
10.
  Recognition of sensitive periods
11.
  Multi-sensory materials to develop specific skills
12.
  Liberty to move freely around the classroom
13.
  Liberty to speak (without disturbing others) as he pleases
14.
  Teacher's role is to guide child to act and think for himself
15.
  Disorderly conduct in class is regarded as teacher's fault, who seeks it out and corrects it
 
1.
  Teacher sets curriculum
2.
  Teacher sets pace
3.
  Teacher guides the child
4.
  Emphasis is on the abstract
5.
  Much role play and fantasy
6.
  Random placement - not necessary to return to specific place
7.
  Teacher-centred environment
8.
  Teacher provides stimuli to learning
9.
  Use of reward and punishment in motivation
10.
  All children are treated alike
11.
  Play materials for non-specific skills
12.
  Rigid rules not to move furniture and sit in designated places
13.
  Silence is on many occasions enforced
14.
  Teacher does all and child is forced to follow
15.
  Children are punished even if fault lies with the teacher's shortcomings

       
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