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Waldorf Education

  1. 1. Waldorf Education<br />Imaginative. Interdisciplinary. Spiritual.<br />
  2. 2. The Basics<br />Rudolf Steiner – philosopher<br />Interdisciplinary <br />Imagination – creative + analytic<br />Goals<br />Free, moral, integrated students<br />Fulfil unique destiny<br />
  3. 3. Basis<br />3 Stages of child development<br />Early childhood learning<br />Experiential, sensory, imitative<br />Elementary School<br />Artistic, imaginative<br />Adolescence<br />Abstract thought, conceptual judgment<br />
  4. 4. Waldorf in Action<br />
  5. 5. Characteristics<br />Multiple Intelligences<br />Eurythmy – movement art<br />Text + music<br />Role play, dance<br />Integration, spatial awareness, harmony<br />Spirituality<br />Wide range of traditions<br />Seasonal festivals<br />Law suits<br />
  6. 6. Early Childhood<br />Environment<br />Homelike<br />Outdoor play periods<br />Oral Language Development<br />“Waldorf Doll” – imagination<br />Discourages media exposure<br />Daily rhythms <br />
  7. 7. Elementary Education<br />Multi-disciplinary curriculum<br />Heavy focus on the arts<br />Eurythmy, music, crafts<br />Foreign languages<br />Content taught in stories<br />Illustrated summaries<br />Teachers loop - commitment<br />
  8. 8. Secondary Education<br />Specialist Teachers<br />More strongly focused academically<br />Courses in arts continue<br />Independent creative thinking processes<br />Fosters ethical principles<br />Competence, responsibility, purpose<br />
  9. 9. The Four Temperments<br />Sanguine<br />Light-hearted, fun loving, confident<br />Cocky, arrogant, indulgent<br />Day-dreamers, off task often, act on whims<br />Choleric<br />A Doer – ambition, energy, <br />dominate people of other temperaments<br />easily angered or bad-tempered.<br />Melancholic<br />Ponderer , very kind, considerate<br />highly creative <br />pre-occupied with tragedy - depressed. <br />perfectionists, loners<br />Phlegmatic<br />self-content, kind, but shy <br />Enthusiasm inhibited, lazy, resistant to change <br />relaxed, rational, curious, and observant<br />many friends, more dependable<br />
  10. 10. Schools<br />Private<br />Freedom in curriculum<br />No standard text<br />No principal – groups<br />College of Teachers<br />Board of Trustees<br />Parents – non-curricular participation<br />
  11. 11. Putting it into Practice<br />Greet<br /><ul><li>Eye contact, check on students</li></ul>Relate<br /><ul><li>Buddy-system – older student mentors </li></ul>Draw<br /><ul><li>Illustrate all lessons – create workbook</li></ul>Plant<br /><ul><li>Nature walks – connect with outside</li></ul>Play <br /><ul><li>Musical instruments</li></ul>Move<br /><ul><li>Active learning – math = stomping</li>

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