Montessori schooling

Montessori schooling

Postby enegiss » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:44 pm

http://www.montessori.edu/prod.html
THE ROLE OF TELEVISION

Of course these are valuable tools for education, but we must keep them in balance with other experiences. In support of this balance, here is a quote from the July 1997 issue of The Atlantic Monthly: "Sesame Street" . . . has been around for twenty years. Indeed, its idea of making learning relevant to all was as widely promoted in the seventies as the Internet is today. So where's that demographic wave of creative and brilliant students now entering college? Did kids really need to learn how to watch television? Did we inflate their expectations that learning would always be colorful and fun? . . . . and finally I see a parallel between the goals of "Sesame Street" and those of children's computing. Both are pervasive, expensive and encourage children to sit still. Both display animated cartoons, gaudy numbers and weird, random noises . . . both give the sensation that by merely watching a screen, you can acquire information without work and without discipline.

Television . . .Is an anti-experience and an anti-knowledge machine because it separates individuals from themselves and from the environment and makes them believe they are living while they are only observing passively what other people decide to make them see. - Dr. Silvana Montanaro, MD, Psychiatrist, Montessori Teacher-Trainer

The primary danger of the television screen lies not so much in the behavior it produces as the behavior it prevents... Turning on the television set can turn off the process that transforms children into adults. - Urie Bronfenbrenner, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University

anyone know about this ? :peace:
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Re: Montessori schooling

Postby ellie12022 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:34 pm

TV puts us into a hypnotic state, it is quite scary how if you watch children engrossed in tv they are oblivious to anything else. It makes absolute sense that if a child has no meaningful relationships with others and only say the tv then they are not using their own imagination which is a wondrous thing, and they are not actively exploring the world around them.

Here's a link to some articles you may want to explore

http://search.mercola.com/search/pages/Results.aspx?k=television
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Re: Montessori schooling

Postby enegiss » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:10 pm

i was more pointing to the teaching and learning system of Montessori home schooling :grin: :shake:
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Re: Montessori schooling

Postby ellie12022 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:41 am

:grin: :wink:

Ah well why didn't you say so? I have heard of Montessori schools, I believe they have small classes and children are encouraged to learn at their own pace & in their own way. I don't think they have rows of children sitting quietly. There are also Steiner schools which have a different way of doing things. (although some of Rudolf Steiner's followers can be a bit fanatical!)
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Re: Montessori schooling

Postby maclinaduglas » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:15 am

Yes Engels it's better to go there that kids can get an education at home.
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