Montessori VS Traditional Schooling

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Montessori VS Traditional Schooling

 

  Montessori Self Learning Traditional Nursery Classroom
Practical Skills Care of self, care of environment, grace and courtesy are integrated as part of the child’s development. No such exercises are offered
Hand Eye Co-ordination Using specially designed wooden materials of different shapes, sizes, textures. Building blocks and tearing paper are the choice tools.
Language Development Focus is on spoken language for the child to better express herself; Vocabulary is built. Sandpaper letter and cursive writing are first introduced. Focus is on identifying and writing the Alphabet in the exact order. Slanting Lines, Sleeping Lines and Curves are introduced to help children learn to write the alphabets.
Sensorial Development Custom made, scientifically designed equipment are provided that simulate the senses of touch, sight, sound. Focus is only on simulating the visuals sense of the child by using bright colors.
Age Groups The children are grouped according to their developmental range of 0-2 years, 3-6 yrs, 6-12 yrs etc so they can develop co-existing in the larger community. The children are graded according to age strictly and are limited to exposure with just their peers.
Curriculum The curriculum is flexible and adapted as per the student’s needs. The curriculum is fixed and not open for any changes.
Teacher – Student ratio Each educator will personally interact with each child every day and present lessons and interacts with them one on one. The teacher addresses the same lesson to all students at the same time. Personal attention is only need basis.
Learning by Experience Children learn by doing, hands on experience of lessons. Students expected to listen to teacher, memorize and reproduce on paper.
Self Discipline Children learn to clean up after themselves, be more self reliant. Little to no effort is made in making children independent.
Children collaboration Children are encouraged to discuss and collaborate with each other.