Eva-Maria Ahlquist, PhD is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. Her research is carried out within the field of pedagogical phenomenology. Research interest: Didactics (teaching and learning process), Student-centred learning, Montessori education, School Architecture, Meaning Making and Formative Assessment. Background: Elementary teacher, Montessori teacher, 6-12 years. She is the author of articles on Montessori Education and the editor of the Swedish Journal “MER om Montessori” between 2008- 2011.
Christina Gustafsson is Professor Emerita of Education at Uppsala University and Research Director of Educational Sciences at the University of Gävle. She started as a classroom researcher and spent a couple of decades to evaluation as a theoretical and practical matter. For many years she has participated in various kinds of evaluations related to education, curriculum studies, and educational sciences. The past fifteen years she has devoted to research regarding higher education issues, mainly in teacher training. A parallel interest has throughout the whole career been education built on children’s activity in general and Montessori education in particular.
Per Gynther is PhD student at the Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden. Research interest: Montessori education and teacher practice. Background: Elemantary teacher and Montessori teacher, 6-12 years. He is the author of articles on Montessori Education.
Tore West, PhD, is Full Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. Deputy Head of the Department of Education. Background: Earlier positions include the Stockholm Institute of Education and the Swedish Royal College of Music. His research focuses on video recorded classroom interaction with an interest in social semiotics and multimodal analysis of educational communication, assessment, and designs for learning, primarily in the context of music education.
Beata Bednarczuk, PhD, is Senior Lecturer at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University of Lublin, Poland. Research interest: Didactics, Integrated Education in elementary school, Montessori Education. She is a member of Lublin Branch of Polish Montessori Society.
Solange Dénervaud, is PhD Candidate at the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School, Geneva University, Switzerland. Her doctoral theses is on the Study the Impact of the Montessori Method of the Brain Development. Background: Montessori teacher diploma, elementary degree.
Jarosław Jendza works at the Institute of Pedagogy (Social Sciences Faculty) at University of Gdansk in Poland. He is a lecturer and researcher in the Didactic Unit (PhD candidate). His research interests include: Early education, Montessori pedagogy and innovative approaches in early education as well as academic cultures, changes in the higher education institutions and qualitative methodology.
Harald Ludwig is Professor Emeritus at University of Münster, Germany. Research interest is: Elementary education, Didactics, Educational Science and Reform Pedagogy He is currently the editor of a 22-volume "Collected Works of Maria Montessori". He is co-chief of Editorial Board of AMI-Journal and a member of the Editoral board of the German Journal “MONTESSORI”. Background: Professor of Educational Sciences with a focus on progressive education / Montessori education. Longtime editor of the magazine. Member of the Scientific Committee Montessori Deutschen Montessori-Vereinigung; Board member of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) between 2002 and 2008.
Clara Tornar, PhD, is Full Professor of Experimental Pedagogy at the Department of Education of Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. Research interest: Educational research, Teaching-learning process, Learning environment, Assessment, Montessori Education. She is currently a coordinator for the Montessori Research and Study Center at the University of Roma Tre and responsible for the Master Program in Montessori Education. She is the author of several books and articles about Montessori education.
Anita Berg-Olsen, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Teachers´ Education at Nesna University College, Norway. She is a lecturer and tutor teaching pedagogy in Bachelor and Master courses. Research interest: Multi-age and environmental learning and teaching, rural education, early childhood learning and teaching, teacher training and pedagogical professionalism.