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Montessori method

noun
a system for teaching young children, in which the fundamental aim is self-motivated education by the children themselves, as they are encouraged to move freely through individualized instruction and physical exercises, accompanied by special emphasis on the training of the senses and the early development of reading and writing skills.
Also called Montessori system.


Origin:
1910–15; named after M. Montessori

Montessorian, adjective
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Montessori method
 
n
a method of nursery education in which children are provided with generous facilities for practical play and allowed to develop at their own pace

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