Editorial

Hidden effect

By Mathias Maurer, July 2019

As the weather grows warmer again, more skin and muscle are also on show once more. Remarkable how many people in this country are discreetly or assertively wearing tattoos and piercings – across generations and social class. [more]

Publisher's View, Body Cult

Listen and act!

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, July 2019

Greta Thunberg posted a thought on 17 March. On Facebook. She referred to the report Mitigation of Climate Change in which the IPCC 2014 discussed the importance of nuclear energy in relation to a low-carbon energy supply and wrote: “Let’s leave that debate until we look at the full picture.” [more]

Editorial, Getting digitalised

What educates a person?

By Mathias Maurer, June 2019

The so-called digital pact to promote digital learning in German schools has been agreed. The billions are flowing. The future of education is safe. The digital classroom is intended not just to make pupils compatible with Industry 4.0 but at the same time to put an end to teacher shortages and problems with learning. [more]

Publisher's View, Getting digitalised

We’re the prediction

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, June 2019

“Prediction is difficult – particularly when it involves the future.” Be it Mark Twain or someone else who said these nice words: if we ask ourselves today where we will be in a hundred years, the prediction is certainly difficult. [more]

Series, Getting digitalised

Francis Edmunds. A Waldorf pioneer in the English-speaking world

By Nana Goebel, June 2019

Francis Edmunds (1902 – 1989) grew up in Lithuania in a Russian-Jewish family and spent his adolescence and student years in England, Russia, Lebanon and Switzerland. He brought with him the intense attentiveness towards other people from the east of Europe and an incredible cosmopolitanism and breadth of interest from all the other locations. [more]

Series, The art of teaching

Anatoly Pinsky. A Russian Waldorf teacher and politician

By Nana Goebel, May 2019

Anatoly Pinsky (1956–2006) is one of the most important pioneers of Waldorf education in Russia. He grew up as the son of a physics professor and as a young man studied physics and mathematics at the Institute of Education in Moscow along with theory of science and philosophy. [more]

Editorial

Artificial or artistic?

By Mathias Maurer, May 2019

Art plays a big role in Waldorf education. As early as kindergarten, and then from class 1 onwards there is drawing, painting, clay modelling, singing and dancing; there are the classic craft subjects such as handwork, woodwork, hammering copper, bookbinding, forging and, finally, music, eurythmy, drama, circus skills and much else. [more]

Editorial

A clothes dryer for Mr Dula

By Mathias Maurer, April 2019

There are certain beliefs as to what drives our economic life. All of them are irrational – not a basis on which we generally think economic decisions are taken.  [more]

Series

The first Waldorf school Down Under

By Nana Goebel, April 2019

After its foundation in Stuttgart in 1919, the Waldorf school movement spread not just in Germany and Europe. Who were the pioneers who founded Waldorf schools in all parts of the world? Sylvia Hazel Brose (1915-2001) in Australia was one of them. [more]

Editorial

Dare to trust

By Mathias Maurer, February 2019

Trust is a gift of love. If it is not given unconditionally, there is no love, no trust. It is nothing less than educational betrayal to say: “You first have to earn my trust.” Trust is not something that can be traded! [more]

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