In Montessori education, the Isolation of Difficulty refers to a pedagogical approach where a teacher analyses an activity prior to presenting it to a child. Procedures or movements that might be challenging are isolated and taught separately to the child. For instance, holding and snipping with scissors, a basic movement, is demonstrated before teaching how to cut curved or zigzag lines. This method ensures that a task is neither overwhelming nor too easy, but provides an appropriate level of challenge to engage and stimulate the child’s learning.
- 1Montessori Quotes
- 2Research and Critiques
- 3Comparisons to Other Methods
- 4See Also
- 5Glossary of Montessori Terms
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