Adolescence – Know yourself!

The I awakening. Youth motifs in Waldorf education

By Angelika Wiehl, October 2020

Youth as a phase of life with a separate and positive meaning has only been referred to in the last hundred years or so, that is since the time in which Rudolf Steiner also published initial ideas about the anthropology of and education in adolescence. [more]

Adolescence – Know yourself!

A committed affair with here and now – young people and teaching

By Wilfried Sommer, October 2020

Under the title “Is school too stupid for our children?” the publisher and education expert of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, Jürgen Kaube, published a number of provocative hypotheses in June 2019. [more]

Adolescence – Know yourself!

The future lies in the hands of young people

By Constanza Kaliks, October 2020

That being young should be the subject of an academic discipline, an independent field of learning and research, was comprehensible only to a few people at the beginning when Rudolf Steiner brought the “Section for the Spiritual Striving of Youth” into being as a department of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum in Dornach. [more]

Adolescence – Know yourself!

The initiation of young people. A little known task in Rudolf Steiner’s art of education

By Valentin Wember, October 2020

The night from 10 to 11 January 1881 was a bitterly cold Vienna winter’s night. Rudolf Steiner remained up late, sat in his room, reflected on a number of philosophical questions and then turned back to a concern which had occupied him for the whole of his life: self-knowledge and self-experience. He had read the following in the philosopher Schelling: “In all of us there is a secret, wonderful ability to withdraw from the change of time into our innermost (...) self and there (...) look at the eternal in us.” [more]

Adolescence – Know yourself!

Know yourself – the point of the humanities

By Andre Bartoniczek, October 2020

“Know yourself” – with these words at the entrance of the Temple of Apollo the people were welcomed who came to Delphi to find answers to their existential questions from the Oracle: how can we live in harmony with one another? Should war be waged? Is now the right time for sowing? Should I marry this woman? [more]

Editorial

Igniting the spirit

By Mathias Maurer, October 2020

Adolescence is a time of transition – it turns the world on its head in order to give birth to the “inner human being”. The impetus for action should come not from outside but from within the person. But everything of an intellectual nature, all “rigidified, objective science which encompasses what is dead” – as Steiner says – thrusts a “stake into the heart” of youthful vitality. [more]

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