If you want to educate others, you yourself need to be educated. If you want to have any kind of influence on young people, you yourself need to stay young and continuously work on yourself.

 

Simon Gfeller, Swiss teacher and author (1868 - 1943)

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September 2019

Steiner’s Understanding of Puberty as a “Grand Metamorphosis”

In this article, the author identifies key aspects of adolescent pedagogy in Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy and considers them in terms of their educational potential. The second part, published here, focuses on the significance of puberty for the process of individuation. The article first appeared in “Youth education in the Waldorf School”, a...[more]

Cat: Foundations
September 2019

Form drawing – a new linear art worldwide

Waldorf education resides today on all continents and in numerous cultures. During many visits to Waldorf “colonies” overseas, the question cannot be avoided as to the extent that this Central European cultural impulse is justified for example in India, China or Central and South America, in cultures which suffered or were destroyed through...[more]

Cat: Teaching Practice, Arts and Crafts
July 2019

Digital change as a societal change

We live in a digital world that has become indispensable. Whether we encounter it with uncertainty or enthusiasm is of secondary importance. Robin Schmidt introduces us to this emerging world from a cultural-historical point of view, without bias and with a gift for philosophical reflection. There are signs of a return to the archaic, to a kind of...[more]

Cat: Teaching Practice, Media
June 2019

Focus on middle school – how do methodological approaches arise from the anthroposophical understanding of the human being?

As it approaches its anniversary, Waldorf education faces existential questions: what are the inner and outer impulses with which this school movement approaches the next hundred years? In what way does the original spiritual impulse live in the reality of school today? And where are its vitality, figurative nature and power of imagination placed...[more]

Cat: Foundations
May 2019

Active media education in class using the example of stop-motion animated film technique

This article makes the case for using digital media as tools in school in order to understand them as a means to an end. Digital media are used creatively to help make ideas visible. Active media work requires a student to be able to work with media independently and to use it as a means of communication. If students merely respond to the needs of...[more]

Cat: Media, Teaching Practice

International English Masters for Waldorf Teachers
Mon 02.09.2019 - Thu 31.12.2020
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Festival of the Child
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Social Initiative Forum 2019
Thu 12.12.2019 - Sun 15.12.2019
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Intensive Course for High School Steiner Teachers Years 7 to 12
Mon 13.01.2020 - Fri 17.01.2020
  An Intensive Course for High School Steiner Teachers Years 7 to 12   “From Encounter...
Asian Teacher Educators Conference
Thu 06.02.2020 - Sun 09.02.2020
A teacher educators conference will be held in Taiwan from 6 to 9 February 2020. We invite all...

 

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