I think the ideal situation for funding Montessori research would be A well funded, non-partisan organization would provide grants for Montessori research. Proposals would be reviewed by trained researchers (Psychology and Education researchers, professors, and graduate students) to confirm the methodology of the proposal is scientifically sound. Proposals that meet methodology requirements would be reviewed… Read More How can Montessori research be funded?
In a previous post I made the assertion that “Science can heal the Montessori movement if we are willing to do the research.” After such a bold statement it would be reasonable to ask “Well then, what research would you propose?” I am interested in comparing the efficacy of different methods using empirical evidence (not… Read More A Measurement Tool
From time to time I contemplate the Montessori alphabet soup (AMI, AMS, IAPM, MEPI, IMC, NAMC, etc…) and I imagine how much better the lives of children, and eventually all humankind, might be if the Montessori movement was more unified. If more of the Movement spoke with the same voice, we would be easier… Read More Can Science Heal the Montessori Movement?
“a significant part of the competence research base we rely on stems from a then-radical proposal made back in 1973 by the late Harvard professor David McClelland. Writing in the flagship psychology journal, McClelland proposed that if an organization wanted to hire or promote the best person for a specific job, such as a leadership… Read More Researching excellence
When I find interesting research, especially anything promising hard numbers I try to share it here. Public Perceptions of Montessori is a dissertation written by Angela K Murray at the University of Kansas. Here is the abstract Read the entire paper online at SlideShare.
On Friday, September 18, 2009, Dr. Steve Hughes inspired hundreds of Montessori parents and professionals at the Auckland University Campus with a presentation he calls Good At Doing Things. Dr. Hughes began by sharing the simple story of how he first heard about Montessori, in passing, from a friend over dinner. This simple story, complete with… Read More Good At Doing Things
In his TED Talk, Neuroscientist Micheal Merzenich doesn’t ever say “Absorbent Mind”, but he describes the phenomenon well. This is an excellent example of an opportunity for more meaningful dialogue between the Montessori Community and the Scientific Community. Merzenich actually uses the term “normalize” in a sense very similar to the Montessori definition, though… Read More Is Micheal Merzenich speaking Montessori with a Neuroscience accent?