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Infinitas Wed, Jul 14, 2010
Olena,

I've only heard of Montessori for children. I think it's primarily a way to get young kids to start making decisions for themselves so that as they become older they are more capable of doing things on their own. Let them learn by their own curiosity and not by force, such as a teacher telling you that you must do this and that day in and day out. It's like planting a seed inside a child that gives them a head start in attaining the necessary skills to be a self-empowered person. That head start can be a really big advantage.

We practice the Montessori method every time we act on our will and curiosity to better ourselves.

For us older folks: I don't think professional Montessori "schooling" would really work because why would an institution give us a diploma solely on the basis of trusting that we attained the necessary knowledge and skill on our own under the basic guidance of some professors? I think the better question would be: how much do I have to pay to have the approval (and maybe some insights) of someone more accredited than I am?

Almost everything today is based on our accredited skills we obtained from high school, college, etc— we have a degree that says we have adequate skills in this field. Contrary to this, many of us may spend enormous amounts of time learning a skill on our own accord, which is not openly recognized by society unless proven otherwise through an exhibition of some sort. I definitely see a benefit in merging these two "methods of leaning," but I don't see it happening in our society.