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Leonard, Gerard – NAMTA Journal, 2013
This article is a special blend of research, theory, and practice, with clear insight into the origins of Cosmic Education and cosmic task, while recalling memories of student explorations in botany, in particular, episodes from Mr. Leonard's teaching. Mr. Leonard speaks of a storytelling curriculum that eloquently puts perspective into dimensions…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Montessori Method, Holistic Approach
Leonard, Gerard; Allen, Kathleen – NAMTA Journal, 2013
Gerard Leonard and Kathleen Allen describe a variety of nature experiences as a part of the Montessori elementary tradition, beginning with a warning about the way contemporary life constrains children's experience of nature. Through a lyrical rendering of the nature-based expressions of children, Leonard and Allen look at a variety of approaches…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Elementary Education, Natural Resources
Leonard, Gerard – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Gerard Leonard maps the child's increasingly global environment and sense of citizenship from elementary to adolescence. For the elementary child, an orientation to the local history and geography of their surroundings provides a framework for understanding geography. In Leonard's words, "We have to know and understand a lot about many…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Global Approach, Citizenship Education
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Leonard, Gerard – NAMTA Journal, 1999
Uses classroom examples and literary allusions to examine the philosophy and practice of Montessori's Cosmic Education. Focuses on the use of non-theistic creation stories to create an educational environment that would foster the development of children's religious sentiment. (KB)
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Communication, Educational Environment, Elementary Education
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Allen, Kathleen; Leonard, Gerard – NAMTA Journal, 1998
Provides a summary of the presentations at the "Epic of Evolution" conference held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (November 12-14, 1997). Describes the impact of the conference in relation to the work of Montessori and the work of Montessori teachers in scientific pursuits in the classroom. (SD)
Descriptors: Creationism, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Evolution