Everybody Together with "Energy" We are Part of the Earth

Mancinelli, Cesarina and Ritonnale, Mariarosa (2012) Everybody Together with "Energy" We are Part of the Earth. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, pp. 220-227. ISBN 978-99957-0-308-0

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Being a Montessorian teacher is a challenge in a society characterized by a strong crisis that involves different levels, such as school, family, and society. The answer to the crisis is contained in our method, which aims at promoting humanity. Therefore, school humanization is necessary, connecting the anthropological dimension to the social one. Humanizing school means to create significant learning environments where children can build their knowledge, and learn how to be and how to do, according to their personal needs and times. Children who grow up in settings that do not respect them will turn into weak, irresponsible, unreliable, spiritually impoverished adults. The function of Montessorian education is to let children - as well as future men - discover their place in order to aim at common goals. Educating children to the environment is the correct way to make them aware of the fact that they are an integral part of nature and they have to manage it responsibly for the "Common Good". This requires the use of a flexible, participative, constructionist teaching method. The new vision of science calls for a deep review of purposes and teaching methods of the scientific disciplines. Concept maps accompany all the construction steps of knowledge and are a specific instrument to reinforce cognitive and metacognitive strategies, helping students to build a structured, significant network of knowledge.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2012
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2012 07:13
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 11:40

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