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|Other Titles:||Broadening the Idea of Early Childhood Life Education: Some Implications from the Educational Viewpoint of Maria Montessori|
Pi-Yun Chen, Yi-Huang Shih, Yan-Hong Ye
National Taiwan Normal University Department of Human Development and Family Studies
This research aims to explore the educational viewpoint of Maria Montessori and illuminates its implications for life education in early childhood. The implications are divided into three parts, including learning environment, teachers and young children. Firstly, implications for the learning environment focus on developing an educational environment of “freedom” in early childhood life education. A free learning environment can make young children’s lives more vibrant, and young children can develop their basic personality and learn about responsibility in life. Secondly, as for the implications for teachers, teachers must allow young children to develop a life-care character through the process of making choices and decision-making. Teachers must develop kindness in a natural fashion and give more love to young children, and teachers must understand and respect the rights of young children to grow independently and naturally, without interference. Finally, as for the implications for young children, young children should enjoy freedom in disciplines within a reasonable range, and develop an independent personality. Young children can remove obstacles to normal development in life by their own free will. Moreover, young children can conform to the natural law of development and enact correct and meaningful actions. It is hoped that such an exploration can benefit the praxis of early childhood life education, and broaden the vision of this field of education in Taiwan.
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