Montessori is an educational approach developed by Italian physician Maria Montessori with an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.
Some key elements:
- Mixed age classrooms
- Student choice of activity
- Uninterrupted blocks of work time, ideally three hours
- An “inventor model”, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction
- Freedom of movement within the classroom
- And more...
There are now a few Montessori school in Thailand.