Aspects of Waldorf Education

The child knows

By Wolfgang Saßmannshausen, November 2018

Human beings live in time. This means that the relationship with their own life changes at different times. [more]

Publisher's View

Envelopment

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, November 2018

“Today it’s the school’s birthday!” calls Lena full of anticipation as she puts on her costume for the class play with which she and her class 2 will welcome the new and muuuuuch younger class 1 pupils in an hour. [more]

Series

Music as a school for humanity

By Peter Dellbrügger, April 2014

“You always want to play first fiddle!” – “You always have to call the tune!” – “Stop blowing your own trumpet!” – “There really has to be a change of tune!” Such examples could be continued at length and they have one thing in common: they are images and expressions which describe social processes or characteristics using musical situations. [more]

Column

News from the AD(H)D front

By Henning Köhler, September 2015

Shortly before his death, the US psychiatrist Leon Eisen­berg, one of the “inventors” of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, confessed that this was a prime example of a fabricated illness. He deeply regretted his error because the actual (mostly psychosocial) causes for the symptoms were ignored if an inherited neurochemical imbalance is assumed and methylphenidate prescribed. [more]

Early childhood, Forgiveness

Children’s drawings. A window to the world of life forces

By Raphaela Tampe, February 2018

Children’s drawings tell the story of how children unconsciously move into their body. In drawing, the small child expresses a feeling of those forces which are active in forming the body in the first seven years. Rudolf Steiner calls these biological growth forces life or etheric forces. They build, form and penetrate the physical body and the drawings of the small child are an expression of these forces. [more]

Living lessons

Language learning in blocks

By Ulrike Sievers, November 2018

Block teaching is a particular feature of Waldorf education. At the same time there is a debate as to whether this principle can be extended beyond the classic main lessons to other subjects. [more]

Living Teachers

The man from Gando

By Mathias Maurer, July 2018

The internationally respected architect Francis Kéré is building a Waldorf school. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Waldorf100: Opening Mathematics

November 2018

Mathematics confronts teachers with a pivotal question: Do we explain mathematics, or do we encourage students to think for themselves and form their own mental images, out of which they then generate mathematics?  [more]

Young writers, Identity

Revolution on the Mediterranean

By Lina Petry, September 2018

My voluntary service with Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen in Arles. [more]

Spotlight

Children need a private life!

By Susanne Bregenzer, November 2018

“Have we got off now, Mum?” – “Yes.” – “Two days?” – “Two days and this afternoon.” The shoes fly off, followed by the clothes. [more]

Media

Free, Equal and Mutual: Rebalancing Society for the Common Good

By Frances Hutchinson, November 2018

Twenty chapters by thirteen individual authors presenting their views on practical implementation of Rudolf Steiner’s societal vision present the reviewer with a daunting task.  [more]

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