ALALAMEEN

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

First British Islamic School (Al Alamaeen) in Riyadh
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" The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed "
− Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori

Montessori is children education approach presented by an Italian physician and educator 'Maria Montessori'. It was based on research about the child's nature. Montessori found in her research that:

- Children have inner guidance of nature.

- Children should have freedom for self-directed learning.

- Teachers should observe children engaged in activities that follow their own natural interests.

- Children have the ability to shift their fundamental being from the ordinary condition of disorder, inattention, and attachment to fantasy to a state of perfect normal being, showing such external behaviour as spontaneous self-discipline, independence, love of order and complete harmony and peach with others in social situation.

- Children have an instinctive tendency to develop through spontaneous experiences in the environment.


About Maria Montessori:

Maria Montessori was born in 1870 in Ancona, Italy. She pursued a scientific education and was the first woman to become a physician in Italy. As a practicing physician associated with the University of Rome, she was a scientist, not a teacher. The method evolved almost by accident from a small experiment that Dr. Montessori carried out on the side. Her genius stems not from her teaching ability, but from her recognition of the importance of what she stumbled upon.

As a physician, Dr. Montessori specialized in pediatrics and psychiatry.  She taught at the medical school of the University of Rome, and through its free clinics she came into frequent contact with the children of the working class and poor. These experiences convinced her that intelligence is not rare and that most newborns come into the world with a human potential that will be barely revealed.