Emerging at around two years of age, the will of the child is a precious gift for the construction of harmonious society. Dr. Montessori wrote,
“Discussions on character training usually turn upon the questions of will and obedience. These, in the minds of most people, are opposed ideas….. Under proper conditions, the will is a force, which impels activities beneficial to life....”
Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, Ch.25
In this session we explore how the freedom and limits children encounter impact the development of this formative impulse.
Dr. Montessori’s theories on human development are intriguing and still progressive in the field of education. If you have been promising yourself a deeper dive into these revelations, now is your chance.
Our monthly series of online workshops are hosted by AMI trainer, Cheryl Ferreira. The one-hour sessions of exploration and discovery will enrich classroom application. Although aimed at Montessori teachers and assistants, everyone interested in a richer understanding of Dr. Montessori’s writings is welcome.
Sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm and each is independent - attend all or just one.
06 April 2021 The Adolescent Plane
04 May 2021 Freedom and Limits: The Will for Peace
01 June 2021 From Reality to Imagination
06 July 2021 The Mathematical Mind: It All Adds Up
The workshops are free for Montessori Society AMI UK members and £10 per session for non-members. Not a member? Join here