Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work - Book 2, Part Two : Chapter 2, Work, Sensorial, Normalcy Summary & Analysis

E. M. Standing
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Book 2, Part Two : Chapter 2, Work, Sensorial, Normalcy Summary and Analysis

In this chapter the author again reviews the difference between adult work and the work of children. E.M. Standing explains that for adults the intention is to effect external changes upon the environment whereas for children the purpose is to create and further changes in their interior perceptual landscape that coordinate with the biological transformations occurring in their bodies. The author explains that the work of children, especially in a Montessori environment is motivated from within the child whereas adult work is much more motivated by external factors. This is information for a great in-depth discussion about internal motivations for adults.

The author introduces pacing into the matter. The work of healthy growth, whether in a "sensitive period" or not, involves living at a different pace. At work...

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