About DeArend

Jos Werkhoven was born in Amsterdam in 1950. For thirty years (1972‐2002) he was a Montessori teacher, director, trainer, supervisor and developer of educational materials. Since 1995 he has his own publishing house where he publishes educational material in the spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori. Besides publishing Jos is still very busy with the development of new educational material. Two years ago during the second congress of Big History he promised to build a further integration of Big History in primary education. At this moment he works together with a lot of Montessori professionals to study the relation between Big history and the cosmic education of Maria Montessori in the '(research) Platform Cosmic education Montessori'. His aim is the enhancement of 'cosmic education' (the name of Big History in Montessori education).