Adaptation (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Adaptation (Montessori)

Adaptation is a term used in Montessori education, closely related to the concept of the Absorbent Mind. Adaptation refers to the process through which a child integrates with their environment by absorbing cultural and social cues.[1] This process allows the child to become a functional part of their society.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth…from this early age, the child reveals an alert mind…the child absorbs these impressions not with his mind but with his life itself.”[2]
  • “By adapting to the world, they become a link in the connection of the generations, an instrument of society.”[3]