The Montessori Method, being a scientific method, demands an attitude of constant observation, analysis and the ability to draw conclusions from each professional. For this reason, the training received by Montessori guides or directors, drawn up within the guidelines of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), includes preparation and training in the basic tools of research, knowledge, observation and analysis.
The Department of Psychology and Counselling works together with the Pedagogical Section on research aspects, in parallel with Montessori schools in the international field.
The current main lines of research are as follows:
- To find and validate new tests and examinations in order to demonstrate, objectively and verifiably, the development of the competences that the student should achieve, and which are not assessed by the traditional tests (primarily geared towards content).
- To design and implement a Montessori programme for adolescents, along with some 60 schools from different countries around the world and the North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA).
To investigate the methodology of language teaching based on a foreign language learning programme, within a fundamentally bilingual environment but multilingual in the real-world setting.
Due to this commitment to the educational process of the students and the search for the best learning tools, the school constantly receives requests to take part in Conferences and to receive visits.