In the Montessori pedagogy, personality is defined as the unique combination of mental and physical attributes that define a child’s individual self. Maria Montessori believed that an appropriately prepared environment and the freedom to act spontaneously according to their natural impulses nurture the child’s personality and allows them to reach their full potential.
The formation of personality is seen as a critical aspect of a child’s development and is shaped by both their genetic makeup and their experiences. The Montessori philosophy suggests that when children are allowed to explore and learn at their own pace in an environment that respects and encourages their individuality, they are able to form a strong, positive personality.
- 1Montessori Quotes on Personality
- 2Research and Critiques on Personality in Montessori
- 3Comparison to Other Methods
- 4Glossary of Montessori Terms
- 5Please help to translate this page into your local language