Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work Topics for Discussion

E. M. Standing
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Do you tend more towards Froebel's idea that the apex of childhood is play or Montessori's, that the ultimate is work? Explain your answer.

Discuss the statement, "Every unnecessary aid arrests development," (p. 322).

Discuss the Absorbent Mind, the Second Epoch, and the Third Epoch of childhood based upon their descriptions in the book.

Explain how and why it is that "the child's work is not useless."

What do you think about Maria Montessori giving her top executive position to her son? Support your answer with a thorough discussion of the issues you think are involved.

Discuss deviation and the normalization process in the Montessori method.

Describe the elements needed for a prepared environment in a Montessori classroom.

What do you think about the idea that even very young children can express personal preferences and abilities?

Briefly describe the love of order in young children...

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