For what is really the most inwardly beautiful thing in the world? Surely it is the growing, developing human being.

 

Rudolf Steiner, Human Values in Education, Lecture X

Teaching Practice

June 2017

Waldorf: An education of its time?

To what degree is Waldorf education of its time? Is it contemporary? These questions are put forward by Neil Boland, senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He looks towards possible futures and finding new forms of and for education. This is his second article; the first, "A sense of place within the Waldorf...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture, Foundations
May 2017

Possibilities for the Development of New Waldorf Festivals

To conclude her research on the development of new festivals in Kusi Kawsay, Peru and Nairobi Waldorf School, the author Vera Hoffmann summarizes in part 4 the corresponding motifs and processes so that they can serve as a stimulus for other colleges with similar questions. Even though local conditions were decisive in each case, the paramount...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture
May 2017

Between Glittery Façades and the Largest African Slum

In the third part of Vera Hoffmann's series on festivals at Waldorf schools she describes some examples from Kenya. Vera has investigated the latest developments of the Euro-centric Waldorf annual festivals as part of her ethnographical studies for a master thesis at the Rudolf Steiner University College in Oslo. At Nairobi Waldorf School, well...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture
May 2017

Between Coca and Noodles

This is the second part of an article about the creation of festivals at Waldorf schools. Here, the author refers to an example from Peru. In an ethnographic study as part of her master thesis at the Rudolf Steiner University College Oslo, Vera Hoffmann investigated the processes of developing new ideas for what used to be eurocentered Waldorf...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture
March 2017

Of Hydrochloric Acid und Nitrogen: Teaching Chemistry – A Beginners Guide

In 2013 Dirk Rohde published a teacher's resource book called Chemistry Reader on how to establish chemistry teaching at Waldorf schools. The handbook has been written especially for beginners and covers chemistry in grades 7 to 12. We are publishing the complete Chemistry Reader here as a pdf document, with kind permission by Dr. Rohde.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Science
February 2017

Developing Pedagogical Quality – but how?

Thomas Stöckli and his team at the Institute for Action Research in Switzerland have developed a method to develop the educational quality of teaching. There is now quite a number of helpful methods for quality evaluation at Waldorf schools but these focus primarily on the development and evaluation of management structures. They do not consider...[more]

Category: Self Development, Teaching Practice, Assessment
February 2017

On the Back of the Turtle. Culture and Waldorf Education

The Waldorf movement is becoming more and more international. There are already more than a thousand schools and eighteen hundred kindergartens in over seventy countries worldwide. The latest pioneers can be found in Myanmar, Greece and Turkey. (1) This is why we are increasingly concerned with questions on culture, even though such questions have...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture
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AWSNA Summer Conference
Mon 26.06.2017 - Thu 29.06.2017
  We are delighted to announce the dates for AWSNA's 2017 Summer Conference.   The...
Conference for Teacher Educators South America
Sun 23.07.2017 - Thu 27.07.2017
  Invitation to all Waldorf Teacher Educators in South America   We are inviting you to...
Bridges Waterloo 2017
Thu 27.07.2017 - Mon 31.07.2017
  Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture The goal of the Bridges...
XVI. Internationale Tagung für Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer
Mon 31.07.2017 - Fri 04.08.2017
  Die XVI. IDT findet von Montag, den 31.07. bis Freitag, den 04.08.2017 in Freiburg i.Ü. in...
The Spirit of English
Mon 31.07.2017 - Fri 11.08.2017
  ¡Ven a Londres un par de semanas en verano, refresca tu inglés y descubre una nueva conexión...

 

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