The International Montessori Institute

Advancing the knowledge and understanding of Montessori education and improving professional practice in order to enhance the educational experience of children.

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Montessori Education has transformed the lives of children and communities right around the globe for well over a century.

The International Montessori Institute (tIMI) works in partnership with education professionals in all sectors from early years settings through to Higher Education providers, in order to further a unique, child-centred approach to education.

Through a partnership between the Carnegie School of Education and the Montessori Group, tIMI was established on August 31st, 2020 on what would have been Dr Montessori’s 150th birthday. The Institute supports the development of accredited Montessori programmes housed in the subject area of Interdisciplinary Studies and actively researches the impact of the Montessori Method.

We work with international partners to undertake research to advance our knowledge and understanding of Montessori education and the improve professional practice in order to enhance the educational experience of children. Our research themes are very much rooted in the work of Dr Montessori. Through our research we seek to inform education policy change nationally and internationally in order to advance outcomes for children.

The Institute is led by James Archer.

our research themes

  • Education for opportunity, social inclusion, and reconstruction.

  • Montessori in, across and through the primary phase.

  • Excellence in early education.

  • Global, peace education.

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