It should be clear to us that we mainly use the teaching material in order to form the child’s willpower, as well as his feeling and thinking skills. What the child retains in memory is, to us, much less important then what he develops in mental and psychic abilities.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 295 – ERZIEHUNGSKUNST – Seminarbesprechungen und Lehrplanvorträge – Stuttgart, August 23, 1919 (page 38-39)

Anonymous translator