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Waldorf Education

EEC 3204
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Chelsea Tarpley

on 10 November 2013

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Transcript of Waldorf Education

About the Waldorf School...
Curriculum
Steiner's
Mission
Teacher
Thank you
I hope you enjoyed!
The
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Goals...
Waldorf's
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Conditions for the school:
Waldorf Education
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Who is Rudolf Steiner?
Founder of Waldorf Education
An Australian Philosopher
that believe that the human being is a threefold being of spirit, soul, and body whose capacities unfold in three developmental stages on the path to adulthood (Barnes, 1991).
What is Waldorf Education?
& What's the history?
Waldorf schools aim to educate the "head, hands, and heart," which focuses on educating the whole child.
Waldorf education was founded in 1919. The first Waldorf school was created to serve the children of the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Company employees in Stuttgart, Germany.
Waldorf education is the largest and fastest growing educational movement in the world!
Phases of Child Development
Stage 1:
Early Childhood:

Ranges from ages 0-7
Focus is on imitation and imaginative play.
During this phase, children master skills of movement, speech, verbal and nonverbal communication as well as many other skills.
Children learn through play and by exploring.
The heart of Childhood:
Ages 7-14
During this stage children continue developing a vivid imagination.
The spiritual concept of "feeling" is recognized.
Children are ready for academic instruction.
Waldorf
Education

Stage 2:
Stage 3:
Young Adulthood:
The
Waldorf
Differences
From
Other
Educations:
By: Chelsea Tarpley
That it would be open to all children
That it would be coeducational
That it would be a unified twelve-year school
That the teachers have primary control
of the school
"Head, hands, and heart"
Programs provide a nurturing foundation for the students by designing a curriculum that is responsive to the child's development. Subjects are taught imaginatively and are developmentally appropriate. Each day
begins with a main lesson for 2 hours
followed by "special subjects."

The
HANDS
: (0-7) when children learn best by doing

The
HEART
: (7-14) When children learn through feeling

The
HEAD
: (14-21) when young adults are able to intellectualize notions and theories.
1861- 1925
Steiner wanted children to learn through their own experiences. Also, he developed the school to address the highest potential of each student enabling the student to find his or her life's purpose and meaning.
First Waldorf School
Formal instruction of reading and writing is withheld until 1st grade.
Writing is taught before reading.
Teacher stays with the same children typically for 8 years where the teacher and student can come to know and understand one other and build a deep relationship.
Absolutely no technology!
There are no textbooks in elementary grades
Steiner's 3 Golden Rules:
1. to receive the child in gratitude from the world it comes from
2. to educate the child with love
3. to lead the child into the true freedom, which belongs to man.
Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.
" is the soul of nature and when we experience color we participate in this soul."
-Rudolf Steiner
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The
Classroom
Classrooms in Waldorf Schools are inviting and create a homey feeling. Each item in the classroom is natural and is accepting to all students. Use of color within the classroom is vital and there are no limits to a child's imagination.
There is no technology within a
Waldorf classroom.
What
is
Waldorf?
Ranges from ages 14-21
During this stage, students are ready to think abstractly.
The adolescents have higher levels of independence.
Students aim to discover their purpose.
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