Montessori and Reggio vs Traditional Education Schools 2018-11-08T22:51:40+00:00
Montessori education

Montessori Education

  • Active Individualized Learning: Student centered stimulation through hands-on materials and discovery-based projects.

  • Working at One’s Own Pace: Each child works at his/her own potential independent of the class, moving ahead quickly as they are ready

  • Independence: Students are encouraged to make good decisions, confidence is promoted and opportunities are given to choose work based on interest

  • Concrete Based Education: Uses hands-on materials and first hand experiences so students understand their work creating naturally goal-oriented students

  • Self-evaluation: Students use self-correcting teaching materials and evaluate their individual work with the teacher, promoting self-confidence

  • A Focus on Grace and Courtesy: Students are actively learning how to behave in a caring and empathetic manner with each other

  • Child-centered learning environment

  • Self-Confidence: By encouraging students to become independent and creative learners, confidence building activities work to contribute to the child’s emotional development and self-confidence

  • Individualized Approach: Multiple certified instructors take great care to foster the individual development of the child, ensuring that no child is ever lost or behind

  • Freedom of Choice: Children are free to make discoveries on their own – child-led learning

  • Freedom of movement: Children are free to move about with fewer space restrictions

  • Science Based: Teaching method is based on scientific research

  • Intrinsic Motivation to Learn: children learn by self-discovery and self-correcting

traditional education

Traditional Education

  • Passive Class Learning: Teacher centered class learning with paperwork

  • Group Learning: Each child is directly affected by the progress of the whole class

  • Dependence: Activities are initiated by the teacher and are the same for everyone

  • Abstract Education: Learning through memorization and intangible concepts

  • Class Comparison: Students evaluate themselves against the group and standardized tests are used to measure progress

  • Lack of Developmental Guidance: Teachers ignore the importance of emotional development, favoring tests and quizzes over character growth

  • Teacher-centered learning environment

  • Rigid Objectives: Teachers overlook the emotional development of the child due to tight-time constraints and an inflexible educational structure

  • One Among Many: Teachers often neglect the individual needs of children following rigic curriculum

  • Standardization: Constant guidance by teachers limits independent discovery and development

  • Lack of free movement: Spaces are restricted and children are not allowed to freely move about in the classroom

  • Not Science Based: Teaching method is not based on scientific research

  • Reward and Punishment: Reward and punishment is used as motivation for learning