Month: December 2019

Montessori and Traditional Education : 6 HUGE Differences

In this article we aim to give you a clear idea of the six differences between Montessori education and traditional education:

Reason Montessori Traditional education
1.Practical Vs Theoretical Methods involve active participation of students with hands-on experience. Passive involvement of students. Promotes rote learning with no practical learning.
2.Duration Students are given enough time to understand and grasp the concepts. Time limitations are set by arbitrary schedules.
3.Curriculum Classes are planned with students’ needs and requirements in mind. Syllabus is more adaptable. Classes are based on the prescribed syllabus. Classes are more teacher- centric and predetermined.
4.Role of teachers Teachers are trained to be on a one-on-one basis with children. They will know the individual capacities of each child and teach accordingly. Irrespective of the capabilities of the students, the same lessons are taught to all at the same time.
5.Love of learning Montessori aims at making children love school and its environment. Learning is made to be a fun-filled process. Traditional education is imparted because it is mandatory to go to school. The curriculum focuses on performance in tests and the grades.
6.Validation Montessori aims at instilling confidence and self-esteem through personal achievements of the child, however small or big. In traditional education, only the class toppers are recognized and encouraged to do better.