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

August 2017

Engaging (or not) with community

Neil Boland suggests that we scrutinize time, place and community. Does everyone experience a sense of belonging within the school? Which communities are represented in school? Does the curriculum reflect every community or only the European middle class? In his third and final article Neil encourages us to look closely: How diverse is the school...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture, Self Development
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

From the campfire to enzyme kinetics

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
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YEP! young eurythmy performance
Fri 15.09.2017 - Thu 15.03.2018
School’s over and Life can begin – what now?    yep! stands for Young Eurythmy...
WOW-Day
Fri 29.09.2017 - Wed 29.11.2017
  Waldorf one World-Day   For students and teachers!   Together for each other on...
Regional Conferences on the Importance of Sleep
Sun 01.10.2017 - Sat 31.03.2018
  An Invitation to Collaborate The IASWECE Birth to Three Working Group is preparing a study...
International German-Week 2017
Mon 30.10.2017 - Fri 03.11.2017
Further Teacher Training for German in Waldorf Schools   Sind wir im Aufbruch zu neuen...
English Week 2017
Sun 12.11.2017 - Fri 17.11.2017
For more information write to: Doris Schlott, englishweek(at)t-online.de Information &...

 

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