Maria Montessori

The Absorbent Mind

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in public and private schools throughout the world. In 1947 she returned to India and gave courses in Adyar and Ahmedabad. These courses led to the book The Absorbent Mind, in which Montessori described the development of the child from birth onwards and presented the concept of the Four Planes of Development.
385 printed pages
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    Зоя Кудрявцеваhas quoted7 months ago
    This may seem obscure but it will become immediately clear if we go somewhat more into detail: the child has a type of mind that absorbs knowledge and instructs himself.
    Ирина Осипенкоhas quotedlast year
    Philosophers, psychologists, sociologists and others have centered their interest on the child of 1 ½ to 2 years of age. This is an epoch of development in which special care must be taken not to destroy the tendencies of life. If nature has given us such clear indications that this is the period of maximum effort we must support this effort. This is a general statement, but those who observe become more exact in the details they give. They state that at this epoch the child begins to show an instinct of imitation. This, in itself, is not a new discovery, because at all times people have said that children imitate, but hitherto this was a superficial statement. Now it is realized that the human child must understand before it imitates; this is logical, but it had not occurred to anyone before. The old idea was that we only had to act and the children would follow, there was hardly any further responsibility for the adult. Of course it was also said that we had to set a good example. This sets forth the importance of all adults, especially teachers.
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    man has continued repressing these energies and grinding them into the dust.

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