1.8.1 Critical Pedagogies 1: Montessori

Welcome to chapter 8 of the 'Approaches to Education' module. In this chapter, we will shift across slightly from Freire's 'critical theory' approach to discuss the 'critical pedagogies' which developed alongside the same lines. This chapter will focus on the philosophies of Maria Montessori.

Goals for this section

  • To understand the Montessori approach and how they apply to education. 

Objectives for this section

  • To be able to explain how Montessori's critical pedagogy works.
  • To be able to identify ways in which the theory applies in actual teaching practice.
  • To consider ways that Montessori's ideas can be implemented into personal practice.

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