Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions

In this highly visual, rapid-paced and entertaining talk, Dr. Hughes describes how Maria Montessori's brain-based approach to education provides an unparalleled foundation for the development of academic, social, and executive functions critical for advanced problem solving and lifetime success. He shows how Montessori education parallels what we now know about brain development and fosters the development of advanced cognitive functions, social cognition, and such higher-order competencies as empathy and leadership. Presented around the world, the material in this lecture will soon be available in book form (75 minutes).

Download a PDF file of the slides here.

Watch a screencast of the entire talk here.