and her revolutionary method
QUID+ has learned from Maria Montessori that there is more than one way to educate! It is thanks to her that all subsequent educational methods started to focus on the child’s needs and nature.
Maria Montessori was one of the first women in Italy to graduate in medicine, specialising in neuropsychiatry, in 1896. After years of study and observation, she realised that the Italian school system was inadequate and incapable of correctly motivating children. Therefore, she developed her own educational method, which was revolutionary at the time and is still widely used today. The main aim of the Montessori method is to allow children to act freely by nurturing their autonomy, allowing them to follow their natural inclinations - which she called “mysterious inner drives” - that push the child towards certain activities rather than others. Maria Montessori was the first educationalist to realise that a standardised educational system applied uniformly to all children will never yield good results because it does not take into account the needs and specific characteristics of each pupil.