Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 1

Nine Public Lectures, February 23, 1921-September 16, 1922

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880103879

Category: Education

Page: 256

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9 lectures, various cities, February 23, 1921-September 16, 1922 (CW 304) This is the first of two previously untranslated volumes of Steiner's public lectures on Waldorf education. Readers familiar with Steiner's lectures for teachers will discover here how Steiner presented his ideas to the general public with surprising directness. Teaching, Steiner says, should be artistic, creative, and improvisational, not dogmatic. Yet he is clear that the great battle concerns the spiritual nature of the child. Other themes include understanding the role of health and illness in education, as well as repeated expositions of the three major phases in child development: imitation, authority, and freedom. There are also two lectures Steiner gave in England on Shakespeare and new ideals in education. Topics include: Spiritual Science and the Great Questions of our Present Civilization Education and Practical Life from the Perspective of Spiritual Science Knowledge of Health and Illness in Education The Fundamentals of Waldorf Education Educational Methods Based on Anthroposophy Education and Drama Shakespeare and the New Ideals German source: Erziehungs- und Unterrichtsmethoden auf Anthroposophischer Grundlage (GA 304).
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The Essentials of Education

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104128

Category: Education

Page: 94

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These are the last public lectures Steiner gave in Germany. Along with The Roots of Education (given three days later), these lectures present a synthesis of Waldorf education. The Waldorf experiment was five years old and had become an established, concrete reality. Steiner had guided the school from its beginning, and here he distills his observations into the essentials of Waldorf education.
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Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School

Lectures and Addresses to Children, Parents, and Teachers, 1919-1924

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104333

Category: Education

Page: 243

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Lectures and addresses, 1919-1924 (CW 298) This book contains all of the more-or-less informal talks given by Steiner in the Stuttgart school from 1919 to 1924. Included are speeches given by him at various school assemblies, parents' evenings, and other meetings. Steiner spoke here with spontaneity, warmth, and enthusiasm. Readers will find a unique glimpse of the real Steiner and how he viewed the school and the educational philosophy he brought into being. German source: Rudolf Steiner in der Waldorfschule, Vortäge und Ansprachen, Stuttgart, 1919-1924 (GA 298).
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Practical Advice to Teachers

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104678

Category: Education

Page: 205

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14 lectures, Stuttgart, August 21-September 5, 1919 (CW 294) How do Waldorf teachers put their educational ideals into practice in the classroom? How does a teacher connect geography and art and language in a way that enlivens the souls of children? What does a child's respect for the teacher mean for later life? These are only a few practical aspects of this initial course for Waldorf teachers. During an intensive two weeks, Rudolf Steiner gave three simultaneous educational courses to those who would be the first teachers of the original Waldorf school. One course provided the foundational ideas behind Waldorf education (The Foundations of Human Experience); another provided a forum for questions and lively discussions on specific issues in the classroom (Discussions with Teachers). In this course, Steiner takes the middle-path by integrating theory and practice. Here, Steiner spoke of new ways to teach reading, writing, geography, geometry, language, and much more. His approach is tailored to the spiritual and physical needs of the children themselves, not to an arbitrary curriculum based solely on external results. At a time when public education is in a state of crisis, this book describes how children around the world are being guided into adulthood with a fuller sense of themselves and with a creative approach to life and the world around them. German source: Erziehungskunst. Methodisch-Didaktisches (GA 294).
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The Child's Changing Consciousness

As the Basis of Pedagogical Practice

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104104

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Translated from the German by Roland Everett and edited by Rhona Everett.
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