From education through art to education as art

By Ulrich Kling, October 2014

Education as a form of art? Teachers as artists? Their lessons works of art? The school a studio? Steiner conceived the whole of the new education he inspired as art. Let an “art of education” take hold in the school form which started in 1919. With this aspiration, Steiner encountered astonishment among the teachers of his time and still encounters a lack of understanding today. [more]

When the spherical cap smiles. Mathematics as experience and art

By Stephan Sigler, October 2014

Mathematics lessons in middle and upper school are unfortunately only rarely suspected of being places where imagination, an artistic and aesthetic sense and real independent judgement can develop. Rather it is thought to be necessary to prepare the historically grown pearls of wisdom of this subject so that the pupils can understand them. A good mathematics teachers is one who can “explain well” – that at least is the received wisdom. In this sense mathematics is a despot: pupils have to accept it as it is and adapt. If this works, mathematics lessons are deemed to have been a success. [more]

Eurythmy – a movement art

By André Macco, October 2014

Eurythmy has long established itself in Waldorf education as a teaching subject. In the “What moves you” project young people can also engage with it outside school. [more]


Art creates meaning

By Mathias Maurer, October 2014

Art does not linger and requires time. Art demands commitment – from the artist and the recipient. Art is pure action brought to a surface, into a space, material, colour, sound, into the word. [more]