Montessori Europe Congress 2023 Gdansk

Friday, 29 September 2023 9:00 AM - Sunday, 1 October 2023 1:30 PM CEST

ul. Jana Bazynskiego 8, Gdansk, Gdansk, 80-309, Poland

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Friday, 29 September 2023 9:00 AM - Sunday, 1 October 2023 1:30 PM CEST

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdansk, ul. Jana Bazynskiego 8, Gdansk, Gdansk, 80-309, Poland.

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Montessori Europe e.V.

https://www.montessori-europe.net

Inspired by Maria Montessori's legacy, Montessori Europe connects Montessorians in Europe and beyond, to critically engage with Montessori values and practice in the service of the child. As a hub for Montessori education in Europe, Montessori Europe is committed to strengthening the ties between Montessorians in Europe and beyond. Recognising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, alongside specific initiatives such as the UNESCO Futures of Education programme, we offer events and other opportunities to encourage networking and collaboration, promoting the exchange of ideas and mutual support, facilitating the preparation of today’s children for tomorrow’s world.

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Angelica Paez-Barrameda
Founding Director
The Abba’s Orchard School

About Angelica Paez-Barrameda

Founding Director
The Abba’s Orchard School
Joseph Christopher Barrameda
President and Founding Director
The Abba’s Orchard School

About Joseph Christopher Barrameda

President and Founding Director
The Abba’s Orchard School
Roman Klune
Director of the Erdkinder Programme
Montessori Campus Vienna

About Roman Klune

Director of the Erdkinder Programme
Montessori Campus Vienna
Ellen Zeiss
Board Member
Montessori Europe

About Ellen Zeiss

Board Member
Montessori Europe
Jaap de Brouwer
Montessori teacher trainer and researcher
Saxion University of Applied Sciences

About Jaap de Brouwer

Montessori teacher trainer and researcher
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Solange Denervaud
Researcher in Neuroscience, AMI
University of Geneva

About Dr. Solange Denervaud

Researcher in Neuroscience, AMI
University of Geneva
Kavita Doodnauth
AMI Teacher
n/a

About Kavita Doodnauth

AMI Teacher
n/a
Ela Eckert
Dr.phil
German Montessori Society

About Ela Eckert

Dr.phil
German Montessori Society
Luise Haeggqwist
Teacher, Founder
Mathematte Lernmaterialien and Akademie Biberkor

About Luise Haeggqwist

Teacher, Founder
Mathematte Lernmaterialien and Akademie Biberkor
Dominika Izdebska
AMI Montessori Directress
Montessori Academy for International Children

http://www.montessoriacademy.pl

About Dominika Izdebska

AMI Montessori Directress
Montessori Academy for International Children
Jordi Freixenet
Professor
University of Girona

About Jordi Freixenet

Professor
University of Girona
Angelika Gorska
Principal
Skrawek Nieba Kindergarten and Montessori Elementary School in Kowale

About Angelika Gorska

Principal
Skrawek Nieba Kindergarten and Montessori Elementary School in Kowale
Sarah Kennedy-Berge
College Director
Waterpark Montessori International

https://waterparkmontessori.com

About Sarah Kennedy-Berge

College Director
Waterpark Montessori International
Lida Klaver
Researcher
Saxion University of Applied Sciences

About Lida Klaver

Researcher
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Yuliia Kravchenko
Dr.
Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

About Yuliia Kravchenko

Dr.
Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Alexander Modekin
Lawyer, teacher
AMI Montessori school

About Alexander Modekin

Lawyer, teacher
AMI Montessori school
Justyna Mudent
Montessori education teacher
A Sliver of Heaven kindergarten and Elementary School in Kowale

About Justyna Mudent

Montessori education teacher
A Sliver of Heaven kindergarten and Elementary School in Kowale
Paige Norris Rogers
Educator
Generation Schools Sunningdale, Cape Town

https://generationschools.co.za

About Paige Norris Rogers

Educator
Generation Schools Sunningdale, Cape Town
Tammy Oesting
Teacher education instructor
ClassrooMechanics

About Tammy Oesting

Teacher education instructor
ClassrooMechanics
Malgorzata Pomorska
Montessori teacher
n/a

About Malgorzata Pomorska

Montessori teacher
n/a
Andre Roberfroid
Deputy Executive Director
UNICEF

About Andre Roberfroid

Deputy Executive Director
UNICEF
Kelly Seach
Educator
Generation Schools Sunningdale, Cape Town

generationschools.co.za

About Kelly Seach

Educator
Generation Schools Sunningdale, Cape Town
Inga Sieminski
Montessori teacher
VMA, VMI

About Inga Sieminski

Montessori teacher
VMA, VMI
Tomasz Szkudlarek
Professor
University of Gdansk

About Tomasz Szkudlarek

Professor
University of Gdansk
Rebecca Teclemariam-Mesbah
Dr. neuroscientist
n/a

About Rebecca Teclemariam-Mesbah

Dr. neuroscientist
n/a
Ula Tlaga
Montessori education teacher
Skrawek Nieba kindergarten

About Ula Tlaga

Montessori education teacher
Skrawek Nieba kindergarten
Agnieszka Tlaga
Founder and principal
Skrawek Nieba kindergarten

About Agnieszka Tlaga

Founder and principal
Skrawek Nieba kindergarten
Kate Larsson
Teacher
Westwood Montessori

About Kate Larsson

Teacher
Westwood Montessori
Susanne van Niekerk
Director, lecturer
MCSA

About Susanne van Niekerk

Director, lecturer
MCSA
Maati Wafford
Educator
AMS

About Maati Wafford

Educator
AMS
Chris Willemsen
Leader
Nienhuis

About Chris Willemsen

Leader
Nienhuis
Gabriela Wnuk
Mentor
n/a

About Gabriela Wnuk

Mentor
n/a
Hannah Baynham
Director
AMS

https://amshq.org

About Hannah Baynham

Director
AMS
Justyna Siemionow
Assistant professor
University of Gdansk

About Justyna Siemionow

Assistant professor
University of Gdansk
Roelant Wijngaards
English teacher, Board member
ME

https://www.montessori-europe.net

About Roelant Wijngaards

English teacher, Board member
ME
Dr. Piotr Kowzan
Assistant Professor
University of Gdansk

About Dr. Piotr Kowzan

Assistant Professor
University of Gdansk
Riemer Brandsma
Student
RSG Pantarijn Wageningen

About Riemer Brandsma

Student
RSG Pantarijn Wageningen
Hannah Khiani
Lecturer, Founder
Unity Montessori School

About Hannah Khiani

Lecturer, Founder
Unity Montessori School
Liska Adams
Student
Cornerstone Institute

About Liska Adams

Student
Cornerstone Institute
Prof. Piotr Zamojski
PhD
Polish Naval Academy

About Prof. Piotr Zamojski

PhD
Polish Naval Academy
Maria Berrocal Arévalo
Project Manager and Researcher
UdiGialEdu

About Maria Berrocal Arévalo

Project Manager and Researcher
UdiGialEdu
Aleksandra Zarosa
College Coordinator
Waterpark Montessori International

About Aleksandra Zarosa

College Coordinator
Waterpark Montessori International
Judith Cunningham
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
MMUN

About Judith Cunningham

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
MMUN
Jaroslaw Jendza
Assistant Professor
University Gdansk

About Jaroslaw Jendza

Assistant Professor
University Gdansk
Barbara Isaacs
President
Montessori Europe

About Barbara Isaacs

President
Montessori Europe

Featured Sponsors

About Nienhuis Montessori

https://www.nienhuis.com Sponsor Logo

About Gonzagarredi Montessori

https://www.gonzagarredi.com Sponsor Logo

About Anglia Ruskin University

https://www.aru.ac.uk Sponsor Logo

About Modern Montessori International

https://www.modernmontessori-intl.com Sponsor Logo

Sponsors

About ClassrooMechanics

https://www.classroomechanics.com Sponsor Logo

About International Montessori Institute, Leeds Beckett University

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk Sponsor Logo

About Montessori Pierson

https://montessori-pierson.com Sponsor Logo

About Polskie Centrum Montessori

https://www.pcm.edu.pl/ Sponsor Logo

About Szycie Montessori

www.szyciemontessori.pl Sponsor Logo

About Waterpark Montessori

https://waterparkmontessori.com Sponsor Logo

Exhibitors and Supporters

About Polana Montessori

https://polanamontessori.pl/ Sponsor Logo

About American Montessori Society

https://amshq.org/ Sponsor Logo

About Montessori Wellness

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Sessions on Sep 29, 2023

09:00 AM

Research Day

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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  • Jaap de Brouwer

    Montessori teacher trainer and researcher

    Saxion University of Applied Sciences

09:00 AM

School Visits: 0 - 3 age group

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

School Visits: 3 - 6 age group

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

School Visits: 6 - 12 age group

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
02:30 PM

Working Group Open Spaces

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
06:00 PM

Flexible Self-direction in Montessori-schooled Students: Evidence from Behavioural and Neuroimaging Studies

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Dr. Solange Denervaud

    Researcher in Neuroscience, AMI

    University of Geneva

Sessions on Sep 30, 2023

09:00 AM

Welcome and Opening

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Barbara Isaacs

    President

    Montessori Europe

09:30 AM

Solidarity: The Message and Event of Togetherness

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tomasz Szkudlarek

    Professor

    University of Gdansk

11:00 AM

In Defense of Humanity: Montessori's Greatest Lesson

11:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Maati Wafford

    Educator

    AMS

12:15 PM

Solidarity: A Principal Value

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Andre Roberfroid

    Deputy Executive Director

    UNICEF

02:30 PM

A. What helps and what hinders self-organisation in a Montessori school

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Alexander Modekin

    Lawyer, teacher

    AMI Montessori school

B. Identity - Why Who We are Matters

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Kavita Doodnauth

    AMI Teacher

    n/a

C. Building Social Competence and Empathy by Creating a Safe and Relaxed Prepared Environment in our Schools

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Luise Haeggqwist

    Teacher, Founder

    Mathematte Lernmaterialien and Akademie Biberkor

D. Nourishing the Individual

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • +1
  • Paige Norris Rogers

    Educator

    Generation Schools Sunningdale, Cape Town

E. How Nature can Teach Us Solidarity and Social Behaviour

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • +1
  • Justyna Mudent

    Montessori education teacher

    A Sliver of Heaven kindergarten and Elementary School in Kowale

F. Creating a World Embracing Education by Addressing our Unconscious Biases and Blind Spots

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Rebecca Teclemariam-Mesbah

    Dr. neuroscientist

    n/a

H. Dissidents as a Topic for Fostering Solidarity Among Young People

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Yuliia Kravchenko

    Dr.

    Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

G. Mon-Tech: Blended Montessori-Creative Technologies Approach for Successful Inclusion in Multi-Cultural Schools

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • +1
  • Jordi Freixenet

    Professor

    University of Girona

I. The Evolution of Montessori Materials

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Chris Willemsen

    Leader

    Nienhuis

J. How Multiculturalism can Help to Educate for Peace and Inspire Teachers in the Montessori Classroom

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • +1
  • Dominika Izdebska

    AMI Montessori Directress

    Montessori Academy for International Children

K. When Montessori is More than Just a Way of Teaching

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Liska Adams

    Student

    Cornerstone Institute

L. Children's Rights in the Modern World, Based on the Ideas of Maria Montessori and Janusz Korczak

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Gabriela Wnuk

    Mentor

    n/a

M. Inclusive Music and Movement

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Inga Sieminski

    Montessori teacher

    VMA, VMI

N. Montessori and citizenship education: Road to Harmony and Peace

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • +1
  • Jaap de Brouwer

    Montessori teacher trainer and researcher

    Saxion University of Applied Sciences

O. Community = Relationship: Building a School Community of Students, Teachers and Parents

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • +1
  • Angelika Gorska

    Principal

    Skrawek Nieba Kindergarten and Montessori Elementary School in Kowale

04:30 PM

A. What helps and what hinders self-organisation in a Montessori school

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Alexander Modekin

    Lawyer, teacher

    AMI Montessori school

B. Identity - Why Who We are Matters

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Kavita Doodnauth

    AMI Teacher

    n/a

C. Building Social Competence and Empathy by Creating a Safe and Relaxed Prepared Environment in our Schools

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Luise Haeggqwist

    Teacher, Founder

    Mathematte Lernmaterialien and Akademie Biberkor

D. Nourishing the Individual

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • +1
  • Paige Norris Rogers

    Educator

    Generation Schools Sunningdale, Cape Town

E. How Nature can Teach Us Solidarity and Social Behaviour

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • +1
  • Justyna Mudent

    Montessori education teacher

    A Sliver of Heaven kindergarten and Elementary School in Kowale

F. Creating a World Embracing Education by Addressing our Unconscious Biases and Blind Spots

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Rebecca Teclemariam-Mesbah

    Dr. neuroscientist

    n/a

G. Mon-Tech: Blended Montessori-Creative Technologies Approach for Successful Inclusion in Multi-Cultural Schools

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • +1
  • Jordi Freixenet

    Professor

    University of Girona

H. Dissidents as a Topic for Fostering Solidarity Among Young People

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Yuliia Kravchenko

    Dr.

    Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

I. The Evolution of Montessori Materials

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Chris Willemsen

    Leader

    Nienhuis

J. How Multiculturalism can Help to Educate for Peace and Inspire Teachers in the Montessori Classroom

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • +1
  • Dominika Izdebska

    AMI Montessori Directress

    Montessori Academy for International Children

K. When Montessori is More than Just a Way of Teaching

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Liska Adams

    Student

    Cornerstone Institute

L. Children's Rights in the Modern World, Based on the Ideas of Maria Montessori and Janusz Korczak

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Gabriela Wnuk

    Mentor

    n/a

M. Inclusive Music and Movement

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Inga Sieminski

    Montessori teacher

    VMA, VMI

N. Montessori and citizenship education: Road to Harmony and Peace

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • +1
  • Jaap de Brouwer

    Montessori teacher trainer and researcher

    Saxion University of Applied Sciences

O. Community = Relationship: Building a School Community of Students, Teachers and Parents

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • +1
  • Angelika Gorska

    Principal

    Skrawek Nieba Kindergarten and Montessori Elementary School in Kowale

Sessions on Oct 01, 2023

09:30 AM

Adolescents Forum

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
  • +1
  • Riemer Brandsma

    Student

    RSG Pantarijn Wageningen

10:30 AM

Bewildering Montessori: In the Service of Children?

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • +4
  • Hannah Baynham

    Director

    AMS