Dr. Montessori said:
“At a certain moment, the children understand better with their feelings than their intellect”.
MATURITY (18 – 24)
Providing that all has gone well before, this becomes the time when the individual develops the spiritual strength and independence for his or her personal mission in life.
This individual becomes a human being who has attained a high level of moral conscience and responsibility, and can work for the good of humanity.
Thus the developmental life of a human being is a sequence of births.
An earlier plane always prepares the one that follows, forms its basis, and nurtures the energies, which urge the individual towards the succeeding period of life. If the child is allowed to unfold according to its natural development, and is provided with the right environment, he/she can offer his/her gifts to the rest of humanity
The vision is…
To help the child with its unique potenti
The adult (teacher) should help the child to realize what the human species has accomplished. The adult has the role of heling the child to “make himself” and the construction of his/her independence. The child needs and wants help so that he/she can think for him/herself.
“Help me to think for myself”
Two things are necessary for the formation of people
1.Participation of the individual life
2. Participation of the social life
“We are service to the force – we’re serving the force of the child, giving them the opportunity to make choices, with the help of the force of the adult (teacher), providing the environment needed.”
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“You cannot make a man good or bad, you can help, but he has to make it himself.”
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