Why Some Children Can Think: How the Montessori Method Fosters Reason
Jun 30, 1990
This course will show how the Montessori Method fosters the development of the child's conceptual faculty. Dr. Berliner will identify Montessori's unique achievement, contrasting Montessori with anti-cognitive views dominating philosophy and education. Mrs. Locke will show how the Method helps develop the child's mind, describing the Method's main components: dealing in essentials, using "materialzed abstractions," and fostering self-discipline and the capacity to make intelligent choices. Examples of Montessori materials will be used to demonstrate the points.