Agency and Identity

Identity—what makes each individual unique—is critically important in development and in education.

Montessorium offers an agency-centric approach to the development of identity. A child creates herself, out of the material in the world around her and by her own effort. When this process goes well, the child draws from the full range of her human heritage and actively chooses what is most important to her.

This approach is contrasted with a patiency-centric approach, where identity is primarily the result of things that happen to you and where this is emphasized to the point of diminishing the student's agency.

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