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Gulf Montessori continues its work and research to develop the early years curriculum to comply with  the latest international standards, and to benefit from scientific reseach and innovative approach to education.


DfE
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) published by the Department for Education (UK) and became effective in September 2014, to set the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. in seven areas of learning and development :communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design. 


Gulf Montessori teachers and trainers attended an International Study Group especially dedicated to International Schools at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center in Reggio Emilia and adopted many of the Reggio's approaches and methods to enhance children learning in our nurseries.
Developed by Loris Malaguzzi who worked with the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy to develop an innovative approach to education that became recognized worldwide. The Reggio Emilia philosophy is similar in many ways to the Montessori Method in that children have control over the direction of their learning and exploration, with elaboration on the way children are encouraged to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening and observing in the prepared environment indoors and outdoors.
 


Howard GardnerIn his Multiple Intelligences theory, Howard Gardner identified eight, distinct intelligences: Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalistic. Multiple Intelligences theory is a very useful model for developing a systematic approach to nurturing and teaching children, to appreciate and scaffold their individual needs and strengths, believing that each child is smart in all seven types of intelligence.

To incorporate these implications of Howard gardner's Gardner theory of Multiple Intelligences  in our curriculum, our Principal Hala B. Roumani participated a Project Zero seminar about Multiple Intelligences delivered by Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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