Montessori Method and Universal Design for Learning: two methodologies in conjunction for inclusive early childhood education


  • Nicoletta Rosati University LUMSA of Rome



Montessori method, universal design, early childhood, learning, environment


The main aim of this study is to examine the features of two methods, the Montessori Method and the method based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, in order to highlight the common characteristics of both and their possible application in inclusive early childhood education. The curriculum represents the formative path for a child’s learning from the perspective of didactical content and educational organization. A curriculum becomes inclusive when all children’s needs are addressed, not only as a group, but also as individual learners. Both the Montessori Method and Universal Design for Learning respect the unique characteristics, learning preferences and true potential of each individual child.


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How to Cite

Rosati, N. (2021). Montessori Method and Universal Design for Learning: two methodologies in conjunction for inclusive early childhood education. Ricerche Di Pedagogia E Didattica. Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 16(2), 105–116.