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Geragogika montessoriańska w ujęciu Camerona Campa oraz Christine Mitterlechner
Montessorian Geragogy in Perspective of Cameron Camp and Christine Mitterlechner

Author(s): Ewa Kamińska
Subject(s): Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical psychology, Gerontology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Montessori; seniors; non-pharmacological therapeutic methods; lifespan development; learning;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents two non-pharmacological therapeutic methods applied to people in late adulthood: “Montessori for Seniors” by Cameron Camp (Stroińska, 2017; Stroińska, 2018) and “Joy of learning throughout life” by Christine Mitterlechner (Dudek, 2018). The study presents a practical dimension of their application in the development and rehabilitation of the elderly, with varying degrees of cognitive difficulty. Presented views of montessorian geragogy are derived from the pedagogy of Maria Montessori, but they focus on other aspects of this method. “Montessori for Seniors” puts the focus of daily activities and appropriate adaptation of the environment to enable the elderly (also with dementia) to function independently. In “Joy of learning” the main area of issues is sensory stimulation and the proper structure of classes conducive to neurocognitive rehabilitation. Although the scope and impact of the two methods are different, they can be used complementarily in working with the elderly because their common goal, although implemented in other ways, is to support the development and learning of seniors and counteract the effects of cognitive deterioration.

  • Issue Year: 24/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 21-30
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish