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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

Montessori and Dynamic Skill Theory

Even though it predates modern neuroscience, the Montessori classroom structure demonstrates Kurt Fischer's Dynamic Skill Theory in action.

One finding linked to Kurt Fischer’s Dynamic Skill Theory is that student performance does not increase steadily but goes up and down, depending on context. Even though they were developed long before Dynamic Skill Theory was proposed, Montessori classrooms incorporate ways for students to repeat tasks at their own pace until they reach mastery.

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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections


Produced by Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard GSE; and the Brain and Creativity Institute and Rossier SOE at the University of Southern California. 2012.
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  • ISBN: 1-57680-894-7