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Maria Montessori prompted the extraordinary pedagogical revolution that recognised children’s right to be helped to “do it by themselves” and thus to undertake a path of “self-education”. Also among her many merits was that of having rethought the children’s surroundings as a place of learning in themselves. And from this perspective she may be considered a pioneer in design for childhood and for processes of knowledge as exercises in freedom to experiment directly. GAM Gonzagarredi Montessori took up the inheritance of the “Società Anonima per il Materiale Didattico Montessori” created in the early 1900s, precisely to produce the first educative materials. Still in Gonzaga, it continues to produce and to collaborate with the world’s most important Montessorian experts and associations.
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