In Montessori pedagogy, Cosmic Education is a cornerstone of the curriculum for children aged six to twelve years old. Maria Montessori developed this approach to provide children with a holistic and interconnected understanding of the world, starting from the cosmos and moving to the complexities of human societies and cultures.
The purpose of Cosmic Education is to inspire in children a sense of awe and wonder about the universe and their place in it, to cultivate a global perspective and a sense of responsibility for the earth and all its inhabitants.
Cosmic Education covers subjects such as geography, biology, history, physical science, and social studies. It starts with broad, sweeping lessons about the creation of the universe, the formation of the Earth, the evolution of life, and the rise of human civilizations. From there, the curriculum delves into more detailed and specific studies, always relating new information back to the larger cosmic context.
- 1Montessori Quotes on Cosmic Education
- 2Research and Critiques on Cosmic Education in Montessori
- 3Comparison to Other Methods
- 4Glossary of Montessori Terms
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