Handwork and Crafts
… introduced into the canon of craft lessons. Iron forging and copper beating have proved to be very
At this age young people are ready to take responsibility for their own actions.…
… as regards availability of land, classrooms and workshops vary considerably, and that what is
pedagogically possible is largely dependent on them.
English as a foreign language
… high quality of dramatic writing in English since the 1950’s, it is also a good idea, and likely to be
pedagogically worthwhile, to focus upon a modern drama.
It should not be forgotten, of course, that plays…
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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