PEACE twitter by Montessori.org.uk
In Malaysia, Moral Studies is taught in kindergartens and schools to non-Muslim students, perhaps two or three times a week. In Montessori classrooms worldwide, moral values are inculcated and practiced throughout the day. The motion of ‘Peace’ is a part of daily routine. The moment a child steps into the classroom, moral lessons are imparted on him by other peers and himself mostly. There is no need for a teacher to expose or preach an exclusive lesson on him.
Yesterday, MSA UK opened a discussion channel about the child and peace at their twitter site. Barbara Isaac was there to moderate the conversation. (My intention to participate in the discussion failed as my twitter account was not registered successfully.) I watched the one-hour conversation took place on the screen as I was not able to sign in. Although there were not more than ten tweets during the discussion, some valid questions were raised such as how Montessori education can foster peace through basic practical life exercises and whether children can change or cannot change the world.
For more twitter chat on this topic, go to https://twitter.com/montessoriuk.
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