Cosmic education is an educational approach founded by the italian physician-educator maria montessori in the first half of the 20th century and developed in detail by her son, mario montessori, after her death in 1952. Elementary books, cards, and activities for the study of cosmic education.
- maria montessori, to educate the human potential this, simply stated, is montessori’s statement and reason for her idea of cosmic education cosmic in this sense means comprehensive, holistic, and purposeful. Cosmic education follows the psychic needs of the 6-12 year old child’s insatiable thirst for knowledge our task as directors and directresses is to continually open new fields of exploration for the child dr montessori believed that the cosmic idea has been the natural plan wherever there was education in the real sense of the word. Cosmic education provides a framework for all studies - subjects covered include mathematics, geometry, language, history, geography, biology, botany and science art, craft and music are also included in the program, and the child uses computers for research and presentation.
Montessori’s observations led to the development of what she called cosmic education start with the big picture cosmic education starts with the whole, (ie the universe), and works toward the parts, (ie individual cultures, history, geography, life forms, etc) this gives the child a foundational sense of perspective. Grazzini • maria montessori’s cosmic vision, cosmic plan, and cosmic education 109 also the rocks and the earth or soil), the water and the air, all of which act and “work” according to. An introduction to cosmic education cosmic education is a cornerstone of the montessori philosophy at its core, cosmic education tells the story of the interconnectedness of all things it describes the role of education as comprehensive, holistic and purposeful to encompass the development of the whole person within the context of the universe.
Cosmic education is maria montessori’s term for the elementary age children’s holistic study of the history of the universe, the coming of life, the evolution of plants and animals, the coming of humans, and the development of civilizations. Cosmic education let us give [the elementary child] a vision of the whole universe, wrote maria montessori in describing the basis for her elementary curriculum all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.