The Montessori Method

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(4.4 stars; 12 reviews)

In the early 1900's Dr. Maria Montessori began to reform educational methods with her work the 'Case dei Bambini' in Rome, Italy. Montessori began her work by developing methods to educate mentally retarded children, the method she developed was used with several children who at age eight took the state examinations in reading and writing, the children passed with above average scores. Because of this success (which is known as the 'first Montessori Miracle') Dr. Montessori was asked to open a school for children in Rome which she did. It was called the Case dei Bambini or “Children's House”. Now 101 years after the opening of the first Children's House we have recorded the first English translation of "The Montessori Method" by Maria Montessori. This book explains the Montessori Method of Education which supports “spontaneous self-development” of children and is used in the Case dei Bambini as well as many many Montessori Schools through out the world.
(Written by Shurtagal and Wikipedia) (11 hr 51 min)


A Critical Consideration of the New Pedagogy in Relation to Modern Science 52:43 Read by Leni
History of Methods 38:11 Read by Leni
Inaugural Address Delivered on the Occasion of the Opening of One of the "Child… 35:24 Read by Walter Holland
Pedagogical Methods Used in the "Children's Houses" 24:18 Read by Eugene Fairfield
Discipline 40:35 Read by Leon Mire
How the Lesson Should be Given 19:14 Read by Preston McConkie
Exercises of Practical Life 11:07 Read by Laura Caldwell
Refection - The Child's Diet 20:13 Read by edp05mab
Muscular Education - Gymnastics 21:43 Read by Nichole Karl
Nature in Education - Agricultural Labour; Culture of Plants and Animals 20:29 Read by Preston McConkie
Manual Labour - The Potter's Art and Building 10:05 Read by Laura Caldwell
Education of the Senses 32:44 Read by Nichole Karl
General Sensibility: the Tactile, Thermic, Baric and Stereognostic Senses 1:18:16 Read by Ashwin Jain
General Notes on the Education of the Senses 18:25 Read by Carol Stripling
Intellectual Education 44:51 Read by Leni
Method for the Teaching of Reading and Writing 46:00 Read by Robin Cotter
Description of the Method and Didactic Material Used Part 1 35:40 Read by edp05mab
Description of the Method and Didactic Material Used Part 2 35:47 Read by Jennifer Stearns
Language in Childhood 31:07 Read by Bellona Times
Teaching of Numeration: Introduction to Arithmetic 24:40 Read by Melissa
Sequence of Exercises 14:23 Read by Leni
General Review of Discipline 41:54 Read by pengwin321
Conclusions and Impressions 14:00 Read by Elena the Quiet


(4 stars)

a great book, however chapter 13 is practically unlistenable