The Montessori Group is committed to the pursuit of a wide variety of education, child wellbeing, family and parent and of course, “Montessori” research activity. With support, involvement and funding for projects ranging from initial practitioner studies through to large-scale data gathering explorations, we hope to contribute to the vitally important conversations and sector insight that shapes and drives our educational practices and opportunities for children, young people and educators of tomorrow across the world.
Wherever possible we approach research projects and initiatives collaboratively; making extensive use of our global connections to draw together like-minded and high-quality practitioners and researchers, all leaders in their field.
Following the launch of the International Montessori Institute with Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie School of Education, the Montessori Group is proud of the commitment to impactful and innovative research activity that is now secured within a robust and academically rigorous, UK university research centre. The International Montessori Institute works with global partners to undertake research to advance knowledge and understanding of Montessori education and to improve professional practice in order to enhance the educational experience of children.
Current research themes, very much rooted in the work of Dr Montessori, are:
- Education for opportunity, social inclusion, and reconstruction
- Montessori in across and through the primary phase
- Excellence in early education
- Global, peace education
Through this depth of research the Institute and the Montessori Group seek to inform education policy both, nationally and internationally, to advance outcomes for children, drawing on a range of research methodologies and approaches.