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

Teaching Practice > Media
October 2015

The transition from childhood to adolescence begins in Class 6 ... I mean 4 ... or is it ...

The author describes the soul life of twelve-year-olds at the transition from childhood into adolescence. She considers the teachers' tasks in grade six to eight, how the Waldorf curriculum answers the children's needs and the role of digital media. Herself an experienced class teacher, Amanda Bell is aware of the challenges teachers and pupils...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Media
June 2015

Adults' Self-Education

In 2012, around 58 billion text messages were sent in Germany alone (i); globally there were about 7 trillion messages sent and the figure is expected to rise to 9.4 trillion in 2016. (ii) People in Germany spent 107 billion minutes talking on mobile phones in 2012 (iii), this amounts to around 204'000 years. The amount of data downloaded from the...[more]

Category: Media, Teaching Practice
June 2015

Media as a Provider of Education

Whenever the consequences of media use are discussed, the discussion usually centres on the effect on the consumer. People focus a lot less on the effect on the producer, particularly on the adolescent producer of any media content.[more]

Category: Media, Teaching Practice
June 2015

Indirect and Direct Media Pedagogy

Technology frees people from certain tasks, but there is always a danger that the corresponding skill might be lost as well, just like a muscle which weakens when it is not used.[more]

Category: Media, Teaching Practice
June 2015

Media and Waldorf Education

When my daughter was five, she explained to my wife how our fax machine works. She had never sent a fax, she had only sometimes watched her dad sending one. This anecdote seems rather nostalgic by now but its inner truth is omnipresent: Parents, early childhood educators and teachers are faced with the fact that the children and adolescents they...[more]

Category: Media, Teaching Practice
June 2015

Time with the class teacher

Children in the early years of formal schooling should work with materials which activate all the senses, from smell to colour to touch. This is deeply engrained in the methods and traditions of Waldorf education. Unlike in the past, when most of these activities were part of everyday home life, today they only take place in school. This adds an...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Media
May 2015

What can parents do for their child's healthy brain development?

Susan R. Johnson, the well-know US American pediatrician, has compiled a list of tips for parents, regarding television viewing. Her suggestions could also be the basis for discussions at a parents' evening on media consumption. Please also refer to Johnson's article “Strangers in our Homes” which explains the effects of television viewing on the...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Media, Early Childhood
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