The Montessori Technique Of Education Essay

1458 Words Oct 27th, 2016 6 Pages
In Ireland there are an extensive variety of curricula in use, including Montessori, Frobel, play based and Reggio Emilia approach. Although all different approaches to childcare they are underpinned by Aistear, the early childhood curriculum framework (NCCA, 2009) and Siolta, (CECDE, 2006) our national quality framework for early childhood education.
The Montessori method is based on the teachings of Maria Montessori, she had many principles and areas of interest these included the cultural area based around history, geography, science, arts and crafts, music and animals this type of learning is also similar to Aistear’s learning goals of identity and belonging aim 4 “children will see themselves as capable learners” (NCCA, 2009) and exploring and thinking aim 1 “children will learn about and make sense of the world around them” (NCCA, 2009). Within this method the children have the freedom of choice and can use any piece of material they wish to use once the directress has shown them how to use it. The Montessori technique of education it is a child centred method of education, (Montessori,). this is reflected in both aistear and siolta. What principal One of the principles of siolta is children’s first. As in all areas of child care Montessori recognises that the environment plays a big role in the child’s learning and the areas are clearly defined and are areas of interest.
The Reggio Emilia approach is also evident in Aistear this method is an approach and not a…

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