The most important thing for which we can prepare a child is the experience of freedom, at the right moment in life, through the understanding of one's own being.


Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)


May 2020

Distance learning from the perspective of Waldorf learning theory

Given the current lockdown and the enforced need for distance learning at home, it is worth thinking about what the principles of learning are from a Waldorf perspective. In the past few years I have sought to articulate a learning theory for Waldorf education, something that only a few others have attempted, notably Jost Schieren and Peter...[more]

Cat: Distance Learning, Teaching Practice
April 2020

Phenomenological approaches in physics lessons

The teaching of physics in Waldorf education has a phenomenological approach. This raises specific methodological and epistemological questions. Here you will find the article "Teaching Physics Phenomenologically" by Wilfried Sommer from 2019.[more]

Cat: Science, Teaching Practice
April 2020

Waldorf education and social justice

Neil Boland would like to focus on Waldorf education as an education for social justice, to explore how Rudolf Steiner phrased this a century ago and then consider how it can be approached in a twenty-first century context. What the author wants to encourage here is a wider conversation, wider debate on social justice within Waldorf education,...[more]

Cat: Foundations
April 2020

Some guiding ideas on the current situation in schools

We are currently in an exceptional international situation in which schools worldwide are closed for the time being. Therefore we have to switch to online learning, especially in the upper school, where it is necessary, and at the same time we need to create a balance, because it is not part of the quality of Waldorf education to work so much with...[more]

Cat: Distance Learning, Teaching Practice
April 2020

We can manage in all circumstances: use modern technology and design simply daily home schedule

We live in unexpectedly unreal times. This coronavirus crisis totally affects life in most countries in the world. As Waldorf teachers, we never thought that schools should be closed, and that we would be separated from our children.[more]

Cat: Distance Learning, Teaching Practice

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