Understanding Waldorf Education

Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education.

Author: Jack Petrash

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458767530

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on learning that you can apply today.

What is Waldorf Education

This is a reader-friendly Waldorf "taster," with three public lectures by Rudolf Steiner on Waldorf education and a thought-provoking, accessible introduction by a Waldorf teacher and longtime student of Steiner's pedagogy.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621510529

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 59

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This is a reader-friendly Waldorf "taster," with three public lectures by Rudolf Steiner on Waldorf education and a thought-provoking, accessible introduction by a Waldorf teacher and longtime student of Steiner's pedagogy. The lectures by Steiner present what he sees as the "fundamentals" in a matter-of-fact, objective, non-dogmatic way. The introduction, wide-ranging and informative, treats of Waldorf education and methodology in general, explaining that, before all else, a Waldorf School is a "good school. This is a must-read for anyone involved with, connected to or interested in Waldorf education.

Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach

This fully revised edition of Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Steiner Waldorf early childhood approach.

Author: Janni Nicol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315456553

Category: Education

Page: 196

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This fully revised edition of Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Steiner Waldorf early childhood approach. It enables the reader to analyse the essential elements of the Steiner Waldorf Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice. Covering all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this new edition has been updated to reflect recent curriculum changes and explore the influence of media and technology. Including a new chapter on expanding the Steiner Waldorf approach to work with children from birth to three, the book: describes the key principles of the Steiner Waldorf approach to early childhood with examples from Steiner settings; provides an accessible and objective overview of a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom; highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing their own practice; contains summaries of key points and reflective practice questions to help students and practitioners engage with the ideas in the book. can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research. Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this text is essential reading for students, practitioners, leaders, managers and all those wanting to improve their early years practice.

An Introduction to Steiner Education

This volume is an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of Steiner education, both for teachers or educationalists who would like to know more about Steiner's ideas, and for parents thinking of sending their child to a Waldorf ...

Author: Francis Edmunds

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855842717

Category: Education

Page: 160

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"To educate youth ... is to ennoble the mind, to fire the imagination, to fortify the will and to quicken initiative for life.' So writes Francis Edmunds in this inspiring, authoritative and popular introduction to Steiner (Waldorf) Education. Rudolf Steiner's educational system, well established and respected on the European continent, is gradually spreading internationally. Its radical principles, based on a view of the human being as composed of body, soul and spirit, allows for a truly holistic and balanced education that nourishes the whole child. The author explains in a clear, lively style many aspects of Steiner's educational theory, in particular the three stages of childhood development and how the Waldorf curriculum allows for a healthy understanding, nurturing and support of these phases. The role of the class teacher, the 'main lesson', temperaments, attitudes to discipline, competition and examinations are all discussed, and answers given based on the author's many years of rich and varied experience as an educator of both children and adults. This volume is an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of Steiner education, both for teachers or educationalists who would like to know more about Steiner's ideas, and for parents thinking of sending their child to a Waldorf school.

Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach

It was with the learning and development requirements that Steiner early-childhood practitioners and many parents who choose the education have had issues. The statutory nature of these has so far led to a bureaucratic process of having ...

Author: Janni Nicol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136591976

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach?is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Steiner Waldorf High Scope Approach. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of the Steiner Waldorf Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice. Exploring all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this book: describes the key principles of the Steiner Waldorf approach to early childhood with examples from Steiner settings; provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom; highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice; can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

Waldorf Schools and the History of Steiner Education

This book marks the centenary of the first Waldorf School, established by Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart in 1919.

Author: Thomas Stehlik

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030316310

Category: Education

Page: 262

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This book marks the centenary of the first Waldorf School, established by Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart in 1919. With around 1,150 Waldorf Schools and over 1,800 Waldorf Kindergartens established in over 60 countries, this book examines and analyses how the initial impulse of Steiner education has grown over the last century to become a worldwide alternative movement in education. The author documents and compares the growth and development of Waldorf schools and Steiner-inspired educational institutions around the world, and determines the extent to which the original underpinning philosophy has been maintained against the contexts and challenges of contemporary global trends in education. Within such diverse international contexts, it is significant that the schools retain such a distinctive identity, and clearly redefine how ‘alternative education’ can be viewed. This comprehensive volume will be of interest and value to scholars of Steiner education and Waldorf schools as well as alternative education more widely.

Steiner Waldorf Pedagogy in Schools

This book offers a comprehensive exploration of Steiner or Waldorf pedagogy and practice in schools.

Author: Martyn Rawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000390865

Category: Education

Page: 212

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This book offers a comprehensive exploration of Steiner or Waldorf pedagogy and practice in schools. Drawing on key research, it traces the origins of Steiner education from the original Waldorf school and shows how this approach has since been adapted and applied in educational settings around the world. Outlining the educational philosophy of Steiner education, the book considers its unique features, such as its commitment to a pedagogical anthropology that takes the whole developing human being into account – body, mind and spirit – and the developmental approach that arises out of this. It sets out the specific curriculum and teaching approach alongside vignettes of teaching and learning situations adopted in Steiner educational settings to show how the approach works in practice. Offering a critical perspective on this teaching style, Rawson examines the contributions that Steiner education has made in different cultures and looks towards future developments in China and other Asian countries. Considering all aspects of Steiner education, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the fundamental elements of this approach and its continuing relevance within the educational landscape.

Waldorf Education

Schools for the Twenty-First Century Eugene Schwartz ... The foundation for understanding the approach of the Waldorf schools to this matter lies in an understanding of the nature of the changes that occur in our consciousness ...

Author: Eugene Schwartz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462824560

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 2

In this collection , as in the previous one , Steiner is outspoken with regard to the spiritual nature of human beings and the world , including the spiritual nature of Waldorf education . Read with an understanding of the contexts in ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880103884

Category: Education

Page: 243

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12 lectures, various cities, November 19, 1922-August 30, 1924 (CW 218) By the time of this second collection of Steiner's public lectures on Waldorf education, the Waldorf school movement was gaining increasing recognition. In this collection, as in the previous volume, Steiner is outspoken about the spiritual nature of human beings and the world, including the spiritual nature of Waldorf education. Topics include: Education and Teaching The Art of Teaching from an Understanding of the Human Being Education and Art Education and the Moral Life Introduction to a Eurythmy Performance Why Base Education on Anthroposophy? Waldorf Pedagogy Anthroposophy and Education Moral and Physical Education Educational Issues Original book: Geistige Zusammenh nge in der Gestaltung des Menschlichen Organismus, vol. 218 of the Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner,

The Story of Waldorf Education in the United States

Representing more than a decade of research, this book is the first account of the history and development of Waldorf education in America.

Author: Stephen Keith Sagarin

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 0880106565

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Representing more than a decade of research, this book is the first account of the history and development of Waldorf education in America. Looking at the past and present with an eye to how the understanding of the term Waldorf education has changed over time, the author identifies key trends in education, both Waldorf and general education, to imagine the direction in which Waldorf education may move in the future. Part one shows how the number of Waldorf schools grew slowly and steadily and how they have evolved through four generations, changing gradually from "experiments" to "alternatives" and, in the process, forging and re-forging Waldorf education itself. Part two examines the methods and myths of Waldorf education, showing what is essential and what is extraneous. Peeling away layers of convention and even misunderstanding, the author reveals Waldorf education as what many believe Rudolf Steiner, its founder, intended it to be: a living method of education that may be employed by any teacher or any school. As Waldorf education comes increasingly into public view and into public schools, primarily through charter schools, questions about what Waldorf education is (and is not) are becoming increasingly relevant. The author concludes that Waldorf education is not a method that can be packaged and sold, but a living method that depends on insight for continual renewal. The Story of Waldorf Education in America is a fresh, insightful, analytical, and valuable resource for parents, teachers, and educators who would like to know more about Waldorf education--whether they have extensive experience in the Waldorf education or have only just heard of it.