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Lillard, A. (2012) Preschool children's development in classic Montessori, supplemented Montessori, and conventional programs (Journal Article)

Abstract:

Research on the outcomes of Montessori education is scarce and results are inconsistent. One possible reason for the inconsistency is variations in Montessori implementation fidelity. To test whether outcomes vary according to implementation fidelity, we examined preschool children enrolled in high fidelity classic Montessori programs, lower fidelity Montessori programs that supplemented the program with conventional school activities, and, for comparison, conventional programs. Children were tested at the start and end of the school year on a range of social and academic skills. Although they performed no better in the fall, children in Classic Montessori programs, as compared with children in Supplemented Montessori and Conventional programs, showed significantly greater school-year gains on outcome measures of executive function, reading, math, vocabulary, and social problem-solving, suggesting that high fidelity Montessori implementation is associated with better outcomes than lower fidelity Montessori programs or conventional programs.

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Date:
January 2012
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Volume:
50
Page/s:
379-401
Synonyms:
  • Academic outcomes
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Pre-academic skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Social cognition
  • Social-emotional
  • Executive function
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Lillard, A. et al. (2006) The early years: Evaluating Montessori education (Journal Article)

Abstract:

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Date:
January 2006
Publisher or Journal:
Volume:
313
Page/s:
1893–1894
Synonyms:
  • Academic achievement
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Pre-academic skills
  • Social-emotional
  • Executive function
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PEDAL, . (2018) PEDAL - Play at the Extremes: A panel discussion for parents, teachers and carers (Video Recording)

Abstract:

Join PEDAL in the conversation about the changing nature of childhood…are we really heading from 'free range' to 'hot house'? Is the Children's Commissioner for England correct when she calls for play on prescription and claims that children lead a "battery hen existence" (more info in the report 'Playing Out')?

Chaired by one of PEDAL’s lead researchers, Dr Jenny Gibson, the panel of speakers comprise of:

Kathryn Lester (University of Sussex – an academic who researches anxiety in children);
Nicola Butler (Chair of Play England’s Board of Trustees and Director of Hackney Play Association – managing Homerton Grove Adventure Playground);
Tim Gill (a researcher, writer and consultant on childhood).
Stephen Mitchell (Chair, Parkour UK & consultant)
Come and join us for this lively and topical debate.

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Date:
January 2018
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Synonyms:
  • Creativity
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Language
  • Pretend play
  • Problem-solving
  • Symbolic play
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PEDAL, . et al. (2017) PEDAL Seminar: Pretence and Creativity during Childhood and Beyond (Video Recording)

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Dr Julie Kirkham is a senior Psychology lecturer and programme leader for the MScFamily and Child Psychology at the University of Chester. Her research interests include children’s symbolic development and the role of art, play and creativity within different educational curricula. Her
published work investigates the relationships between language, drawing and symbolic play and the influence of Montessori and Steiner education upon these abilities. Dr Kirkham is currently involved in research studying the relationship between childhood fantasy play, imaginary
friends and personality traits and abilities during adulthood, as well as the development of children’s aesthetic understanding and preferences
for different forms of art.

The seminar will consider several small scale exploratory studies which present interesting results and potential avenues for further research.

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Date:
January 2017
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Synonyms:
  • Creativity
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Language
  • Pretend play
  • Problem-solving
  • Symbolic play
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PlayFutures, . et al. (2018) PlayFutures webinar with PEDAL: Playing with infants and toddlers (Video Recording)

Abstract:

Listen to Dr Vicky Leong, Dr Ciara Lavery and Dr Melissa Scarpate talk about playing with infants and toddlers in this webinar hosted by PlayFutures.

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Date:
January 2018
Publisher or Journal:
Volume:
Page/s:
Synonyms:
  • Creativity
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Language
  • Pretend play
  • Problem-solving
  • Symbolic play
Relevant age group/s: