Pathway to Peace: Montessori Education for Social Change
The International Montessori Congress is a large-scale educational congress. Ever since Maria Montessori established her organisation Association Montessori Internationale in 1929, congresses have taken place regularly. Currently, congresses take place every four years; not only is each congress hosted in a different country, we also change continents, to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the inspiration these congresses bring. The goal of the Congress is to raise worldwide awareness and understanding of Montessori education, as well as to provide a platform for Montessori professionals to connect with one another.
Since 1929, twenty-seven Congresses have taken place around the world. Congresses offer an ideal opportunity to Congress visitors to expand their knowledge by participating in ambitious and productive activities, which include workshops, panel discussions, networking/exhibiting events, and keynote and research presentations. The Congress inspires and encourages growth, development and action on personal, local and global levels.
In July 2017, AMI will hold the 28th International Montessori Congress in Prague – in the heart of Europe. Prague is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, with the history of the capital city of the Czech Republic going back more than a thousand years. It has been almost 16 years since the Congress was last held in Europe, and its return to our Continent has created much excitement and anticipation.
The Congress will demonstrate that Montessori is an educational approach guided by the natural laws of human development, which enables all human beings to become agents of positive social change, which in the long term can lead to a more harmonious and peaceful world.
The Congress will inspire a universal effort. Through dialogue, solidarity and collaboration each participant will come away with practical tools to effectively impact their respective social communities.
We can’t wait to meet with Carla Foster, Angeline Lillard, Guadalupe Borbolla, Baiba Grazzini and all the speakers!
There is no Montessori event worldwide that offers so many deep and worthwhile experiences. An event which will bring together Montessori teachers, trainers, educators, parents, change managers, political and business representatives from all over the world, to discuss and explore together how education can impact world communities for social change toward peace.
The child is the universal spiritual force and a source of love and emotion, which has the power to radically transform human character and society. The child is the true means of attaining unity in the world.