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)

Teaching Practice

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]

Category: Teaching Practice, Media
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]

Category: Media, Teaching Practice
March 2019

Movement in childhood

Movement is one of life’s age-old phenomena. We probably never associate life with movement more than when we see children in action. Stand on the edge of a schoolyard or a playground and watch the children. It is a picture of pure motion. The children run from one side to the other, they climb and jump, throw their arms up or whirl around, they...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Movement
February 2019

Opening Mathematics

Mathematics confronts teachers with a pivotal question: Do we explain mathematics, or do we encourage students to think for themselves and form their own mental images, out of which they then generate mathematics? ‘Opening Mathematics’ wants to encourage Waldorf teachers around the world to entrust students with more mathematical production...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Mathematics
February 2019

The Significance of Puberty for the Process of Individuation

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 first 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]

Category: Foundations, Teaching Practice
February 2019

Promoting curiosity

Curiosity is a wonder of the human mind. It goes to the heart of modernity, as a driving force for learning, novel insights and innovation, both for individuals and communities. In societies dependent on science and development, finding out what promotes or hampers curiosity and wonder in school curricula and science education should be...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Science
January 2019

International Curriculum: Choosing story material

After almost 100 years of Waldorf pedagogy the question as how to adapt the curriculum to different places continues to be a challenge. Today we can add the dimension of time, by asking what the challenges of the times we live in place on the curriculum we teach. What curriculum do our students need here, where we live? In this paper I address the...[more]

Category: Curriculum Overview, Teaching Practice
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International English Masters for Waldorf Teachers
Mon 02.09.2019 - Thu 31.12.2020
  Learn to Change the World   In September 2019 we are planning our fourth fully...
International Students' Conference
Sat 07.09.2019 - Mon 09.09.2019
We are going to publish the information about the program and the registration here as soon as we...
Centennial Celebration of the Waldorf School Uhlandshöhe
Sat 07.09.2019
  We are currently making great strides towards the 100th birthday celebration of the Waldorf...
The International Stuttgart Conference 2019
Sun 08.09.2019 - Tue 10.09.2019
  In the Beginning was the Human Being The future confronts us with many fundamental...
Waldorf 100 Anniversary Celebration Berlin
Thu 19.09.2019
  Anniversary Celebration (Tempodrom)   Organiser Waldorf 2019 e.V., Contact person:...

 

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