Benefits of Montessori Education

There are numerous benefits to Montessori Education however, we will mention a few;

  • Learning is child-centred:

Unlike traditional schools where the learning is teacher lead, Montessori students enjoy a classroom and curriculum designed around their specific needs and abilities that allows the child to explore and learn at their own pace and on their own terms.

 

  • We facilitate a learning experience:

In the classroom, Montessori tutors are considered as “guides” who are there to facilitate a learning experience rather than determine what it will look like.

 

 

  • The system is highly individualised thus promoting accelerated learning:

The students in our Montessori Program are allowed to explore activities and concepts at their own pace. This naturally encourages children to try more challenging areas thus accelerating their learning experience.

Dr. Montessori observed that true learning occurs at a comfortable pace for each student not by inflicting the same rate on every student.

 

Research on Montessori Method

Is there any evidence to support the benefits of Montessori Education?

The Montessori Method has undergone many scientific studies since its conception. The most famous study was conducted by Dr. Angelina Lilliard, from the University of Virginia, USA.

 

Her team of Psychologists found that across a range of abilities, children at Montessori schools out-performed those given a traditional education.

 

Five-year-old Montessori pupils were better prepared for reading and maths, and 12-year-olds wrote “significantly more creative” essays using more sophisticated sentence structures.

 

Professor Lillard said:

 

“We found significant advantages for the Montessori students in these tests for both age groups.

“Particularly remarkable are the positive social effects of Montessori education. Typically the home environment overwhelms all other influences in that area.”

 

Not only were five-year-old primary school children better prepared for the “three Rs” at primary level, they also had higher scores in tests of “executive function”. This is the ability to adapt to changing and complex problems, and is seen as an indicator of future school and life success.