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Spontaneous Activity in Education

Maria Montessori

Book Overview: 

Maria Montessori saw that children gained a sense of satisfaction through doing work of their own choosing, and that the role of the adult was to allow this natural ability of the child to flourish through careful design of the environment, and the development of freedom within a positive structure. Through examples of her observations Montessori details the reasoning behind her methods. This book is translated from its original in Italian.

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Book Excerpt: 
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In spite of this startling contrast between the precision of the means of research and the huge variations in the results, which were shown by mathematical law to be absurd, experimental psychology carried on extensive studies, under the illusion that it rested upon a mathematical basis.

It is from this science that a branch has been detached with which to penetrate into the school, for the purpose of giving spiritual help to the scholar, and fresh vigor to pedagogy.

Methods of research are no longer merely those antiquated psycho-physical and psycho-physiological methods formerly in favor; experimental psychology, henceforth emancipated from its origins, has developed independently. It now relies on purely psychological tests for its researches, and although it does not exclude the methods adopted in the laboratory, and the use of such accurate and trustworthy instruments as the est. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Montessori has some insights. but she relays a lot of crazy material that hurts her case

Definately dry reading, but worth it. Very good insight into how our children learn and how to present learning opportunities to them.

Good but really really dry. There wasn't a whole lot of spontaneous reading with this one - hmm, maybe Montessori would say my brain didn't really need it then :-)

Enriching the environment is a vital part of the educational process.
A rich environment allows the child to " Thus makes progress in his own perfection".