Cosmic Education (6-12)
What is the webinar about?
Cosmic Education is still the educational answer to the characteristics and needs of the child from 6-12. Come and hear Kristyna Turkova and Kyla Morenz discuss how Cosmic Education prepares children to be thoughtful citizens and stewards of the Earth and our human communities.
“To understand the cosmic plan and how we introduce the elementary child to cosmic education is to understand what Dr. Montessori meant when she said of her work that it was not to be thought of as a method of education but as an ‘aid to life’. The adult at the elementary level has a grave responsibility not to teach academic subjects, but to prepare the child for a recognition of his responsibility as a human being towards the environment and human society. We can only do that if we understand the responsibility ourselves, if we appreciate the great drama that is the cosmic plan, if we can enthuse and intrigue the children and excite them about this dramatic act that is creation in all its manifestations.”
Stephenson, Margaret E. (2002). Cosmic Education. Rochester, NY:AMI/USA. p.44
This webinar is now over. You can, however, join the AMI Orientation Course for 6-12 with Kyla and learn much more!
AMI 6-12 Orientation Course
Meet your lecturers!
Kyla Morenz is an AMI Elementary Trainer from Toronto, Canada. She has AMI diplomas at both the 3-6 and 6-12 levels. She has taught in 6-9, 9-12, and 6-12 environments in Canada and Morocco. She has lectured on courses in North America and Europe. Kyla is also currently part of the expert team in Bilingual Montessori Erasmus project run by Montessori Institute Prague.
Kristyna Turkova studied Montessori pedagogy for children from birth to three years in Denver with Judi Orion, M.A. (2010-2011), for children aged three to six in Munich with Maria Roth (2007-2008) and for children aged six to twelve with Kay Baker, PhD. in Prague (2014-2016).
She is a founder and director of Montessori Kampus school based in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, which is currently attended by over 80 children from birth to 15. Kristyna also collaborates with Montessori Institute Prague and is a part of Training of trainers program run by AMI.