The Discovery of the Child
In ‘The Discovery of the Child‘, Maria Montessori describes the nature of a child and introduces her method of education.She believes that once the main principles of her method are applied it will become easier for the practitioners to use the method.Maria Montessori challenges the traditional classroom and instead introduces a peaceful classroom where teachers are not mainly focused on maintaining a discipline, but rather allow children to interact with their environment and use Montessori materials as the means to learn.A child learns form the Montessori environment, which includes the teacher who becomes a facilitator of the child’s learning.
Maria Montessori (1870 1952), Italian Physician And Educationist, Born In Rome, The First Woman In Italy To Receive A Medical Degree (1894), She Founded A School For Children With Learning Disabilities (1899 1901), And Developed A System Of Education For Children Of Three To Six Based On Spontaneity Of Expression And Freedom From Restraint. The System Was Later Worked Out For Older Children, And Applied In Montessori Schools Throughout The World. She Opened The First Montessori School For Children In The Slums Of Rome In 1907.