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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“Reasoning keeps things in their relation to one another, compares them, deduces from them, arrives at conclusions and when the conclusions have been arrived at, there is a state of psychic satisfaction and with this is a sense of calm and respose.”
Dr. Montessori talked about…
The children need to be able to imagine for themselves and reflect on these ideas. It is only in introducing the children to the universe in this way, that we are making use of the psychological characteristics in the second plane of development.
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“In this intellectual period the child’s questions are immunerable. He wants to know everything, his thirst for knowledge is so insatiable that people generally are at their wits and about it. Therefore they mostly choose the easy way, and simply force the child to be silent and to onlt learn what we group up and consider useful for the child.
And to do so…we destroy spontaneous interest.
Learning then becomes a tidious and tiresome business. The result is all sorts of deviations in the child’s personality. It should be realizes that genuine interest cannot be forced.
Therefore all methods based on centres of interest, which have been chosen by adults, are wrong. Moreover, these centres of interest are superfluous, for the child is interested in everything.
A global vision of cosmic events facinates the child and his inerests will soon remain fixed on one particular part as a starting point for more intensive studies. As all parts are related, they will all be scrutinized sooner or later. Thus, the child will develop a kind of philosophy, which teaches him the unity of the universe.
This is the very thing to organize his intelligence, and to give him a better insight into his own place and task in the world and at the same time presenting a chance for the development of his creative energy”.cosmic,education,love,understanding,freedom,connected,together,montessori,maria