Associate Dean for Europe (UPE) describes one of her 'women in education' heroes
On the shoulders
One of those giants is the late Dr Maria Montessori - an inspirational ‘woman in education’ and
The Montessori approach views the learner as naturally possessing the capability and willingness to learn and matches the students’ interests with a stimulating environment that promotes learning.
Dr Montessori helped the world understand that every learner is unique and has the potential to be great. Through years of research, experiment and teaching practice, she showed the world it is possible to transform lives through education.
Against all odds, Dr Montessori was the first woman physician in Italy. In 1906, she founded her first school to teach 60 underprivileged children.
Through scientific observation of these children, she developed the Montessori approach; a flexible, learner-centred approach that gives learners choice and promotes self-efficacy.