2 Learning Environment Controller of the learning environment Competitive learningClassroom settings
3 Traditional Vs Montessori (Collaborative) Teaching Teacher centered EnvironmentTeacher is in controlPower & responsibility are primarily teacher centeredThe teacher is the instructor and decision makerStudent centered environmentStudents are in control of their own learningPower & responsibility are primarily student centeredThe teacher is a facilitator & guide. Students are the decision makers
4 Traditional Vs Montessori (Collaborative) Teaching The learning experience is often competitive in nature. The competition is usually between students.Series of smaller teacher defined tasks organized within separate subject disciplines.Learning takes place in the classroomLearning may be cooperative, collaborative or independent. Students work together to reach a common goal.Authentic, interdisciplinary projects and problemsLearning extends beyond the classroom
5 Traditional Vs Montessori (Collaborative) Teaching The content is most important.Students master knowledge through drill & practice.The way information is processed & used is most important.Students evaluate, make decisions and are responsible for their own learning.Students master knowledge by constructing it.