Importance Of Discipline And Obedience

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In modern times, discipline and obedience (Montessori, 2007b) seem to be amongst the most debatably subjects. Are these aspects to be opposed upon the child or are they powers to be born within the child its self? Through this essay we attempt to define discipline and obedience from both a general and Montessori perspective. We shall look into the importance of the favourable environment (Montessori, 1966) and how this supports the development of the child’s will and discipline (Montessori, 2004). Furthermore, we will consider how the development of discipline links to the development of the will and creates the foundation for the development of obedience. Lastly we will look into the three levels of obedience (Montessori, 2007a) and explore…show more content…
This phase covers ages from zero to six and is divided into two sub-phases, the spiritual embryonic stage (Montessori, 2007a) from birth to three years and the social embryonic stage (Montessori, 2007a) from three to six years. The absorbent mind period is considered an important period for the child development as during this time the child is forming him/herself and the man he/she out to become. Hence it should be off no surprise that his/her ability to obey is also a feature that will develop during this…show more content…
Henceforth, through observation, the teacher should determine which activities to present to each child. It is his/her duty to guide the child to activities within the environment to help the child develop concentration and self-control. Consequently, the child needs to work in a way that favours him/her and respects the work of others. He/she must not disrupt anyone working and concentrating (Montessori, 2007b). In like manner, the teacher must learn when to intervene and develop self-control. He/she must not bother the child when concentrating unless he/she observes incidents that are deemed dangerous, or impolite. Once the child is show how to work and knows what is expected from him/her, he/she is able of making his/her own choices within the classroom. These choices favour the child’s will and discipline and awaken his/her ability to obey
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