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Would Montessori have agreed with psychologist from the behaviorist school of psychology?

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The Montessori method is based mostly on student's self-directed learning. According to Maria Montessori, she found the true nature of childhood, and she claimed that the natural tendency of children is to guide themselves towards their independent learning once all the elements that are needed for their learning process are put in place.

The Behavioral School of Psychology is based on the creation of habit to attain a behavior. BF Skinner, for example, would disagree...

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