The teachers were architects, who put the concept of freedom for the child at the core of teaching, he said.
The conference was relevant when a new education policy is on the anvil and when the education system in the country is in a flux, he said.
The fourth national conference on Montessori education got under way in the city on Friday.
But the Montessori system of education bases its method on the idea that children should be free and are capable of making decisions.
But in Montessori system, the role of the teacher was in guiding the children.