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New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)

Posted on: February 11, 2011

7) ABSORBENT MIND:

At the beginning of the 20th century, the human brain was still a mystery. No PET scanning machines were available to reveal the activity of the human brain, but Dr. Montessori saw “into” the child through the work the children used with their hands. With her remarkable intuition, almost a century ahead of her time, she realized that the young child is in a unique phase of her life. Learning comes as naturally to her as play. Never again would learning be this easy or real to her life. As Dr. Montessori said, “The child absorbs knowledge directly into his psychic life….impressions do not merely enter his mind, they form it.”

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2 Responses to "New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)"

I totally admire Dr. montessori’s foresight that the importance of formative period during which child absorb everything incredibly.
Now I realize that just in my daily life with my little two children growing. Futhermore, modern medical surveys prove a dramatical early development of human brain in aspect of not only just learning knowledge but also emotional, social skill as well. Once again, montessori method is the answer for children’s
desirable materials to fulfill their absorbent mind.

Misung: Dr. Montessori was 100 years ahead of brain studies but she came up with a great amount of information that fits today’s studies. I hope that you come to the April 29-30 conference to hear about the new research by Angeline Stoll Lillard.

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