Indirect Presentation (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Indirect Presentation (Montessori)

In Montessori education, an Indirect Presentation refers to a method of teaching that leverages the absorbent nature of a young child’s mind, where every action or event can be viewed as a lesson.[1] Children learn not only from direct instruction, but also by watching other children work or by observing a lesson given to another. This approach extends to the child’s social environment as well – children can absorb behavioral patterns and language from their family, peers, and even media such as TV.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.”[2]
  • “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”[3]