Maria Montessori – The Absorbent Mind

The present volume is based upon the lectures given by Dr. Maria Montessori at Ahmedabad, during the first Training Course after her internment in India which lasted up to the end of World War II. In it, she exposes the unique mental powers of the young child which enable him to construct and firmly establish within a few years only, without teachers, without any of the usual aids of education, nay, almost abandoned and often obstructed, all the characteristics of the human per^bnality. This achievement by a being, weak in its physical powers, who is born with great potentialities, but practically without any of the actual factors of mental life, a being who may be called a zero, but who after only six years already surpasses all other living beings, is indeed one of the greatest mysteries of life.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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