From the free child to the free man: Educating to choose through the Montessori method
Author/s: Grazia Romanazzi 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 329-341 FullText PDF:  0 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ess2-2019oa8761
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Freedom, autonomy and responsibility are the ends of every educational process, especially in the modern society: globalized, rapid, in transformation; society in which each one of us is called to make numerous choices. Therefore, it is urgent to educate to choose and educate to the choice, so that young people can emancipate themselves from possible conditionings. To this end, the Montessori method represents a privileged way: child is free to choose his own activity and learns "to do by himself" soon; the teacher prepares the environment and the materials that allow the student to satisfy the educational needs of each period of inner development. Then, Montessori gives importance to adolescence because it is during this period that grows the social man. Consequently, it is important to reform the secondary school in order to acquire the autonomy that each student will apply to the subsequent school grades and to all areas of life

Grazia Romanazzi, From the free child to the free man: Educating to choose through the Montessori method in "EDUCATION SCIENCES AND SOCIETY" 2/2019, pp. 329-341, DOI:10.3280/ess2-2019oa8761


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