publication . Article . 2018

The Child’s Cognitive Autonomy in Montessori Pedagogy – Contemporary (Re)Interpretations

Zdybel, Dorota;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 03 Jun 2018 Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
This text presents a theoretical analysis of Maria Montessori’s concept of cognitive autonomy, defined as a process of gaining power and control over one’s own thinking and learning, building the ability to regulate its course and evaluate the results of learning. The main aim of the article is to present the cognitive potential included in M. Montessori’s pedagogical thinking, the undiscovered dimensions of her concepts, and the unusual actuality confirmed by the latest research results. The first part of the article presents the constructive nature of the learning process based on self-discipline, the internal ability to regulate one’s own impulses, and contro...
free text keywords: education, Cognitive auto­nomy; independence; self-reliance; self-regulated learning; meta­cognitive reflection; Maria Montessori pedagogy, pedagogika, Autonomia poznawcza; niezależność; samodzielność; samoregulacja uczenia się; refleksja metapoznawcza; pedagogika Marii Montessori
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