Indirect Preparation (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Indirect Preparation (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Indirect Preparation refers to the process by which activities performed in the present consciously prepare the child for future learning.[1] This preparation can occur without the child’s awareness; for instance, a young child may enjoy putting together various triangular shapes, laying the groundwork for a future understanding of geometry. Also known as remote preparation, the deeper educational purpose of many Montessori activities might be not immediately apparent but becomes clear over time.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.”[2]
  • “The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth.”[3]