In Montessori education, Mixed Ages classrooms are a fundamental characteristic, where children of various ages learn together in the same environment. Age groupings are based on Montessori’s planes of development. Children from 3 to 6 years of age learn together in the Children’s House, 6 to 9-year-olds share the lower elementary level, and the upper elementary level is made up of 9 to 12-year-olds. As the work is tailored to individual progress, children learn at their own pace. This mixed age setting fosters cooperation rather than competition among children.
- 1Montessori Quotes
- 2Research and Critiques
- 3Comparisons to Other Methods
- 4See Also
- 5Glossary of Montessori Terms
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