DTE is inspired by a science-based grand narrative and pedagogies including Montessori Cosmic Education, Universe Story, Journey of the Universe, Deep History, Big History, Ignatian, and Systems Thinking.

DTE is grounded in five principles:

  1.  CONTEXT: Orient to a vast evolving Universe.
  2.  MATRIX: Connect to the Earth.
  3.  TRANSFORMATION: Nurture inner growth and engagement.
  4.  ACTION: Evolve the Universe.
  5.  CONTINUUM: Link together the stages of lifelong learning.

For those seeking further training beyond the professional development programs offered on the Network, we strongly recommend getting certified at a training center listed here.

For a longer explanation of the Principles of Deep Time Education, click here.