In Montessori education, Socialization refers to the process by which the child acquires the knowledge and attitudes that allow them to become an effective member of a social group and a specific social order.
This concept is integral to the Montessori method, which recognizes that optimal social learning occurs when children of different ages interact. Mixed-age classrooms are therefore a key feature of Montessori schools, fostering socialization by allowing younger children to learn from older peers, and older children to reinforce their learning by teaching younger ones.
- 1Montessori Quotes
- 2Research and Critiques
- 3Comparisons to Other Methods
- 4See Also
- 5Glossary of Montessori Terms
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