Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work Test | Final Test - Hard

E. M. Standing
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Montessori, what occurs when a child is criticized too much be an adult?

2. What type of interaction occurs in a traditional classroom?

3. What does the Montessori school enable children to do?

4. According to Montessori, what may happen if necessary supplies are not available in the classroom?

5. In "Practical Life & Mental Processes," what does Standing suggest is a conquest to be won by humans?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Montessori method keep a young child in a limited circle within the prepared environment?

2. How does freedom in the Montessori classroom also come with laws to follow?

3. According to Standing, what was Montessroi's view on the nature of play?

4. When a child first enters the Montessori school, what is the first thing to occur in terms of education?

5. How did Montessori suggest one corrects deviations in learning and development?

6. Why can it be said that the Montessori method revels the true nature of children?

7. According to Standing, what is an example of a limitation in material for a child?

8. What are the possibilities of an individual who is a slave or who has limited freedom?

9. According to Montessori, how does concentration play a role in the normalization of a child?

10. What are 3 of the 14 main rules for the teacher in relation to the environment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In discussing the work of Montessori, is it mentioned that there was an inexhaustible originality to the work. What does this mean and why does the author suggest this is the case? How does this originality play into the popularity of the teaching method? Use the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Montessori recognizes the difference between children and adults and creates her classrooms to meet the needs of the child. How then does she prepare children for movement up through life and eventually into adulthood? For example, children in the Montessori classroom are free to do what interests them, however in the workforce as adults, they may not have this luxury. How is this dealt with? Use information and examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Movement is an important part of learning. Based on information from the book, how does the Montessori method address movement in the classroom and in learning to achieve maximum results in education? Additionally, how is this different than a traditional classroom? Provide specific examples.

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