Montessori vs Traditional

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    The method respects individual differences

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    The learning process is student-centered and emphasizes self-motivation

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    Multi-age grouping is practiced so that students may learn “horizontally” from observation of other people’s work, directly or indirectly

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    Students learn at their own pace, free to complete a project or pursue a subject as deeply as they wish, according to personal enthusiasm

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    Emphasis is on conforming to the group

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    Emphasis is on grades, punishments or rewards as motivating factors

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    Students are grouped chronologically to suit teachers’ pre-planned class lessons

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    Subjects are taught in lecture form and students must change classes and attend lessons all at the same time