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Category: Foundational Resources

Foundational Resources

For a Deep Time Perspective
Categorized by Four Lineages

Montessori — In 1948, Maria Montessori published “To Education the Human Potential” which laid out a pedagogy in Cosmic Education Pedagogy that situates all learning inside the Cosmic Story. This approach has been used in Montessori education since then.

The New Story (including Teilhard de Chardin, Universe Story, Cosmic Story, and Journey of the Universe): Foundational thinkers in this lineage include Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and many others. It combines an objective understanding of an evolving universe with the inner experience evoked by this understanding,.

Big History: The International Big History Association was founded in 2010 by David Christian, Cynthia Brown, Fred Spier, Eric Chaissen, and numerous scholars. Big History seeks to understand an integrated history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life, and Humanity, using the best available empirical evidence and scholarly methods.

Science Based Gaia Theory: This lineage was founded based on the work of systems thinkers such Lynn Margulis, Ilia Prigogene, James Lovelock and others with a focus on interdependent relationships, particularly the importance of microbial life within the larger system.

To read a more detailed paper about the different lineages click here!