“So that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.” John 17:21
Today we are continuing our Season 2 journey of exploring all things Montessori as a way to understand the underpinnings and influence Maria Montessori’s discoveries of the child had on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by diving into her philosophy of Cosmic Education.
Carolyn Kohlhaas is a catechist and formation leader for CGS at all three levels of formation as well as an AMI certified Montessori guide for children ages 3-12. She holds an undergraduate degree in theology and religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Masters degree in Elementary Montessori Education from Loyola University Maryland. Carolyn works with area parishes in their implementation of CGS.
Books and Articles on Cosmic Education
Chapter 9 – Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues
Religious Potential of the Child 6 – 12 Year Old (2nd Edition)
To Educate the Human Potential by Maria Montessori
The Spirit of the Liturgy by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Maria Montessori’s Cosmic Vision, Cosmic Plan, and Cosmic Education by Camillo Grazzini
Books by Maria Montessori
The Secret of Childhood
The Child and Society
A New World and Education
Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA Bookstore
In the 2021 JOURNAL we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori’s work, which is so integral to CGS.
Previous episodes about Montessori and her work
Episode 4 on Normalization
Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline
Episode 41 on The Elementary Aged Child
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