Cosmic Themes & Human Development
Dr. Michael Dorer Levels: All Available Now! 1 CPD Hour
This webinar is an inspiring introduction to Montessori Cosmic Themes that start at birth and develop throughout life. Although it’s primarily oriented toward teachers, it’s really for everyone.
Dr. Dorer gives an overview of cosmic themes and human development and how they relate to how we experience the larger world: experiencing the world through the senses (0 to 6), learning the Great Lessons and how they introduce the five Cosmic Themes (6 – 12), seeing ourselves in the Great Stories (12 – 18), and exploring our cosmic gifts and tasks inside the Cosmic Story in which all things are connected, as Thomas Berry discussed with such profundity in his work. Maria Montessori focused on the first four planes of development, but the Cosmic Themes and human development continue to unfold throughout life.
Kyle Herman further delves into the adolescent years, bringing in Montessori’s idea of Cosmic Gift & Task and relating it to Thomas Berry’s idea of the Great Work. Brian Tucker, of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, who studied Erik Erikson links the early planes of development to later stages in life.
Cosmic Themes and Human Development
Five cosmic themes unfold developmentally throughout life — universe, earth, humans, communication, and math — and help us to discover our Cosmic Gifts and Tasks (Montessori) and our Great Work (Thomas Berry). The themes can viewed as a nested egg, with theme nested inside the theme that comes before.
A combination of overview, inspiration, and how to — particularly for teachers, parents and grandparents, but also for everyone who wants to connect their lives to the larger context of an evolving universe — this webinar is ultimately about meaning, purpose, and engaging fully at every single stage in life inside an evolving universe, and nurturing engagement in our students, children, grandchildren, and others around us.
A Deeptime Perspective undergirds the work of everything we do on the Network.
*AMS approved continuing professional development hour. Our certificates are recognized by many schools. Check with your supervisor to see if these courses meet your requirements.
Free Live Lecture and Q&A with Dr. Michael Dorer
7:00 PM EST: Thursday August 29th
Levels: All CPD Hours: 1
[To take an in-depth professional development course in Cosmic Themes with Dr. Dorer, offering 4 CPD hours, click here.]
Who is this for?
Teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone interested in understanding the stages of human development and how we orient to a cosmic and deeptime perspective.
In This Webinar, You Will:
- Be introduced to planes of development and how they relate to understanding/loving the universe.
- Be inspired to orient your life, teaching, parenting, and more to these themes and the universe as an all compassing context.
- See how learning, living, teaching, and parenting becomes easier and deeply engaging inside of the Cosmic Story.