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 > Assessment
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
October 2016

Assessment for Learning

Assessment is a vital part of supporting learning because they show how we understand students’ learning and how we give them feedback and advice. This article outlines the main kinds of assessment, showing how they relate to teaching in Waldorf schools. Formative assessment helps us understand learning processes, past, present and helps predict...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Assessment
September 2015

Jacob's Flowers

So-called Child Study or Child Observation is a central aspect of Steiner Waldorf schools, curative schools and institutions worldwide. Why is it so important to observe children today? How do we plan and carry out a Child Study meeting? Who takes part in it? What do teachers hope to achieve by it? Could there be any negative effects for the...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Assessment
May 2015

Evaluating, Assessing, Testing and Learning

For as long as there have been schools – in the sense we understand them today – one of the teacher’s main tasks has been to observe, evaluate, assess and classify their students' work. Some of our pedagogical challenges begin here. Children and young people want to learn individually, based on their own initiative. Testing and evaluating this...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Assessment

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