PUBLIC WALDORF EDUCATION
Rudolf Steiner College
Child Development and the Waldorf Curriculum: A Framework for Contemporary Practice
Waldorf education is developmental: the curriculum addresses the unfolding nature of the growing child. If we understand that picture of development, we are more able to understand and apply the curriculum in any setting. We will explore the basic model, the resulting curriculum, and its relevance for twenty-first century educators, examining where the basic principles align with contemporary research.
Do you Hear Them Calling? What Brings Adults into Waldorf Education?
Waldorf education in the public realm requires of teachers and administrators a deep connection to the pedagogical underpinnings and initial impulses of Waldorf education as well as an ability to work with integrity while addressing the requirements of the state. What does it really take to be a public Waldorf educator? As we seek to remain true to the foundations of Waldorf education and bring them to life despite challenges, could it be that who we are and how we think is of more significance than what we teach?
The Three Castles and The Esoteric Life of The Teacher
Teachers live in many different realms at the same time. As Waldorf teachers we have a priority to pay attention to our inner development, to the feeling aspects of our social relationships, to the transformation of our thinking, to the strengthening of our will, and to honest confrontation with our shadow. The inner work we do in these areas helps us guide the children with enthusiasm, purpose, and love. This keynote and workshop sessions will describe these areas of inner development using the three castles — the castle of King Arthur, the castle of the Grail, and the Castle of Wonders from the legend of Parzival — as a metaphor for this kind of work. Exercises will be shared in each case to help us in our practice. Although it is helpful to be familiar with the legend, it will not be necessary in order to benefit from the presentations.
Friday, January 18, 1:15 PM – 5:15 PM at Rudolf Steiner College
co-sponsored by the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
When and Whom to Include?
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm and Monday, January 21, 8:30 to 3:30 pm.