Heather White discusses the concept of independence in the Montessori pedagogy. She explains the stages of independence and how the Montessori philosophy promotes children’s development of independence.
Infancy to early childhood focuses on functional independence, such as learning self-care skills and practical life activities.
School-aged children shift their focus to reasoning, comprehension, and academic knowledge, while still seeking independence in learning.
Adolescents seek to assert their autonomy, discover their identity, and acquire practical life skills.
Young adults strive for moral independence and contemplate their role in the world.
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