Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chaper 1 - post 2

Sorry to have to do this folks, but after spending large amounts of time playing around to try and post a comment on this site and losing a long post (I'm sure it was highly intelligent, witty and insightful....well, maybe it was just long!) I'm going to have to do a new post. I cant leave comments on this format, despite being logged in. I have this problem with other blogs using similar format, and I know I'm not alone. so frustrating, but don't know how to change it.

Anyway, not wanting to be left out, and having finally got the book from the Directress at our Playgroup, I thought Id do a new post. Hope I dont disrupt the flow too much.

My reflections:
I love how MM uses the term "Children's House". It puts children at the centre of learning and suggests that they are the directors of this learning, rather than it being imposed upon them.

I really enjoyed reading about the context in which MM did her thinking and work. I had heard it was based in peace education, but was not sure now. I'm starting to get a better understanding of this, and think it will expand as I read.

I too loved the quote that magda pointed out. I also resonated with the one before that stated education is not attained from 'listening to words, but virtue of experience in which the child acts on his environment'. And I will be taking this to heart as I do demonstrations with her this week.

I had more to say, but one always falls flat with a repeat post....and its time for bed.

Looking forward to the next chapter.


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