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Senior presentation in fulfillment of a B.S. in Liberal Studies at GCSU

Senior presentation in fulfillment of a B.S. in Liberal Studies at GCSU

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  • Scaling the Pink Tower : Montessori Education in the United States An Interdisciplinary Discussion in fulfillment of the B.S. in Liberal Studies by Jennifer Stoudenmier
  • Dr. Maria Montessori
    • First female graduate of the University of Rome Medical School La Sapienza.
    • Began the first Casa dei Bambini in 1907 in a Roman housing project.
    • Spread her pedagogy to India, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United States
    • Founded the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in
    • Left a legacy of a broad, field-tested constructivist curriculum developed throughout her lifetime.
  • The Montessori Method
  • Principles of Montessori
    • Self-directed learning
    • A sense of control within an environment
    • Movement
    • Sensitivity periods
    • Interest in learning and self-discovery
  • Having Interest in Learning
  • How We Learn
    • “ The Montessori Method is like education designed by a pediatric developmental neuropsychologist.”
    • Dr. Steven J. Hughes, PhD, LP, ABPdN (2009)
    • The Montessori Method and how the brain learns.
  • The Montessori Classroom Video Link
  • Personal Observations
  • Supporting Research
    • The Early Years: Evaluating Montessori Education by Nicole Else-Quest and Angeline Lillard, published in the journal Science vol. 313 pp.1893 – 94 (2006)
  • Research Data
  • Implications
    • Avoidance of teacher-bias
    • Relation to gender-based performance differences
    • Cultivation of interest
  • The Future of Montessori in the U.S.
    • Continuing growth since the 1960’s
    • Need for teachers
      • Certification training process
    • Adjusting our educational culture
  • Conclusion
    • Interdisciplinarity
      • Biological, psychological and educational approaches
    • My Complex Problem
    • My future plans