Rudolf Steiner's Pedagogy of Imagination

A Case Study of Holistic Education

Author: Thomas William Nielsen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039103423

Category: Medical

Page: 268

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This book investigates the concept and practises of imaginative teaching. Since Rudolf Steiner (founder of the Waldorf schools) wrote extensively on the subject and is renowned for his contributions to education, his work is used to develop insights into the nature of 'imaginative teaching'. Given the societal changes since Steiner's time, however, the topic is further developed by examining imaginative teaching in three Steiner primary classrooms, using the methodological means of ethnography and phenomenology. The insights gained from this undertaking are used to re-theorise aspects of Steiner's writings about imagination and holistic education. In this study it is argued that imaginative teaching is made up of "three modes of pedagogy" and "seven teaching methods," and that these modes and methods form a most potent means for connecting children with aesthetic, intellectual and physical development.
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Pedagogies of the Imagination

Mythopoetic Curriculum in Educational Practice

Author: Timothy Leonard,Peter Willis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402083505

Category: Education

Page: 270

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I have long admired the mythopoetic tradition in curriculum studies. That admiration followed from my experience as a high-school teacher of English in a wealthy suburb of New York City at the end of the 1960s. A “dream” job—I taught four classes of 15–20 students during a nine-period day—in a “dream” suburb (where I could afford to reside only by taking a room in a retired teacher’s house), many of these often Ivy-League-bound students had everything but meaningful lives. This middle-class, Midwestern young teacher was flabbergasted. In one sense, my academic life has been devoted to understanding that searing experience. Matters of meaning seemed paramount in the curriculum field to which Paul Klohr introduced me at Ohio State. Klohr assigned me the work of curriculum theorists such as James B. Macdonald. Like Timothy Leonard (who also studied with Klohr at Ohio State) and Peter Willis, Macdonald (1995) understood that school reform was part of a broader cultural and political crisis in which meaning is but one casualty. In the mythopoetic tradition in curriculum studies, scholars labor to understand this crisis and the conditions for the reconstruction of me- ing in our time, in our schools.
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Mein Lebensgang

Eine Nicht Vollendete Autobiographie

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484070918


Page: 256

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Rudolf Steiner: Mein Lebensgang. Eine nicht vollendete Autobiographie Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch Berliner Ausgabe, 2013 Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger Zuerst erschienen in Fortsetzungen in: »Das Goetheanum«, Internationale Wochenschrift für Anthroposophie und Dreigliederung, Dornach, 9. Dez. 1923 bis 5. April 1925. Erstdruck in Buchform: Dornach / Schweiz (Philosophisch-Anthroposophischer Verlag am Goetheanum) 1925. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Steiner, Rudolf: Mein Lebensgang. 2. Auflage, Stuttgart: Verlag Freies Geistesleben, 1975. Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 10 pt
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American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner

Emerson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey, Whitehead, Feminism

Author: Robert A. McDermott

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 158420138X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 262

View: 6864

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Rudolf Steiner

The Relevance of Waldorf Education

Author: Bo Dahlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319589075

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 4959

This book covers Rudolf Steiner’s biography, presented from an educational point of view and also unfolds the different aspects of Steiner’s educational thought in Waldorf Education. His point of view is unique in that it relates education to a wide horizon of different contexts, such as social, pedagogical, evolutionary and spiritual aspects. His ideas are philosophical (ethical, epistemological, ontological). However, above all, they are based on spiritual understanding of the human being and the world. In many ways, they stand in stark contrast to the views that inform present mainstream educational thought and practice. Nevertheless, there are points where Steiner’s ideas can find a resonance in more recent educational thought. Steiner was in many ways ahead of his time and his educational ideas are still relevant to many present day educational issues and problems.
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Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens

An Exploration of Beliefs, Values and Practices

Author: Rod Parker-Rees

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136733264

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 9400

Contributors to this accessible book will show how Steiner kindergarten philosophy and practice differs from approaches found in many nursery and reception classes, particularly with regards to assessment, encouraging readers to engage in critical reflection on their own practice as early years professionals.
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A Modern Art of Education

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880108525

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Rudolf Steiner

Author: Christoph Lindenberg

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644541116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 960

Rowohlt E-Book Monographie Rudolf Steiner ist einer der großen Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Entwürfe anderer Wissenschaft, neuer Pädagogik, Medizin und Landwirtschaft gehören zum spirituellen Unterstrom unserer Kultur. Diese Darstellung seines Lebens, Denkens und Wirkens rückt die Entwicklung Steiners vom Naturwissenschaftler und Goetheforscher zum Vertreter der Theosophie und schließlich zum Begründer und Organisator der modernen Anthroposophie in ein neues Licht. Das Bildmaterial der Printausgabe ist in diesem E-Book nicht enthalten.
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Imagination in Educational Theory and Practice

A Many-sided Vision

Author: Thomas William Nielsen,Robert Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443822019

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 9863

Inspired by papers developed for the 6th International Conference on Imagination and Education: Imaginative Practice, Imaginative Inquiry (Canberra, Australia, 2008), this book connects a cross-section of educators, researchers and administrators in a dialogue and exploration of imaginative and creative ways of teaching, learning and conducting educational inquiry. Imagination is a concept that spans traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries. The authors in this book acknowledge diverse theoretical and practical allegiances, but they concur that imagination will play an essential role in the building of new foundations for education in the 21st century. From our conception of human development through our ways of educating teachers to the teaching of mathematics, they argue for the centrality of imagination in the realization of human potential, and for its relevance to the most urgent problems confronting our world. Introduced by a wide-ranging literature review and extensively referenced, this volume makes an important contribution to a rapidly expanding field.
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Steiner Education in Theory and Practice

Author: Gilbert Childs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 5343

This is a detailed account of Rudolf Steiner's view of children, and the role education must play in their successful development.Gilbert Childs examines and explains the curriculum of Steiner-Waldorf schools, showing how their unique teaching practices take a holistic view of the child. He looks particularly at issues such as creativity, imagination, and intellect, and how the schools try to produce rounded, responsible young adults.He concludes that our approach to the education of our children is an issue of the utmost urgency for the future of our society.
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Schwierige Kinder gibt es nicht

Plädoyer für eine Umwandlung des pädagogischen Denkens

Author: Henning Köhler

Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben

ISBN: 3772540457

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 182

View: 8089

In Erziehungsfragen breitet sich heute zunehmend eine Krisenstimmung aus, die sich manchmal bis zu Kassandrarufen einer bevorstehenden Katastrophe steigert. Das Unbehagen rührt vor allem daher, dass immer mehr Kinder sogenannte Verhaltensstörungen oder -auffälligkeiten zeigen und als erzieherisch schwer führbar gelten. Henning Köhler geht der Frage nach, ob tatsächlich die Kinder immer schwieriger werden oder ob die allgemeine Bewusstseinslage und die gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse auf eine für Kinder unerträgliche Situation zutreiben: Wer oder was ist hier eigentlich «schwierig»? Dieses Buch stellt gewohnte Denkschablonen infrage und umreißt in Grundzügen einen spirituell vertieften Erziehungsbegriff, der aus der gegenwärtigen Sinnkrise herausführen könnte.
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Rudolf Steiner

A Biography

Author: Christoph Lindenberg

Publisher: Steiner Books

ISBN: 9781621482062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

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"This biography should contribute to a greater understanding of Rudolf Steiner. Whoever follows his life will get the impression that, from a certain point on, his constant attempt was to awake, in numerous ways, an active, working understanding for Anthroposophy. Steiner used creative imagination to treat particular themes and tasks, ever anew, and in many forms. If we observe the variations of those presentations, we see in them the intentions that guided his whole life. A biography that shows Steiner's intentions and efforts in the context of the times and his life circumstances will not only relate what happened, but also why. His work does not, as in many modern biographies, disappear behind the life story. A student of Rudolf Steiner during the late 1890s observed: "I never again had a teacher like him. He was gaunt, shabbily dressed. He always wore an old coat; his trousers looked like corkscrews, much too short and worn out. At first he sported a van Dyke, then a mustache, then he was clean shaven.... Everyone loved him dearly, and I would have, as would most of the others, gone through fire for him.... He was loving and concerned in a way that I have never again discovered in another person. Funny--I often asked my fiancée whether he was really as poor as he seemed to be; during breaks he always took a dry roll out of his pocket and ate it with visible enjoyment. But if you think that they left him in peace during the break, you are way off base. The whole group gathered around him and the questions were endless." This is the most comprehensive biography of Rudolf Steiner available, tracing his life and development through an in-depth look at his life and work, which encompassed numerous areas, including his Goethean research, philosophy, esoteric work, pedagogy, medicine, sociology, agriculture, architecture, painting, movement arts, and poetry. This biography, which tracks his divergent activities, shows how Rudolf Steiner was most concerned with bringing a new approach to knowledge through Spiritual Science and to revitalizing the most important areas of human culture and society.
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Die Stufen der höheren Erkenntnis

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783727401206

Category: Theosophy

Page: 88

View: 3510

Oorspr. verschenen in: Lucifer-Gnosis. Nr 29, 30, 32, 34, 35. 1905 - '081e uitg.: 1931.
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Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523955503


Page: 138

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Theosophie: Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung von Rudolf Steiner. Sorgfältig durchgesehene Neuausgabe des Originaltextes von 1922.
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Wie erlangt man Erkenntnisse der höheren Welten?

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3958010202

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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Eine grundlegende Schrift der Anthroposophie von deren Begründer Rudolf Steiner: Mit Schulungen und Übungen lädt er hier dazu ein, sich der Frage nach dem Sinn des Lebens zu stellen. Steiners Weg zu einer selbstbestimmten Erkenntnisleistung verschafft Einblicke in übersinnliche Welten. Rudolf Steiner war Philosoph, Pädagoge, Naturwissenschaftler und Esoteriker. Er entwickelte das Konzept der Waldorfschule, der biodynamischen Landwirtschaft und der Eurythmie. Wie erlangt man Erkenntnisse der höheren Welten erschien erstmals zwischen 1904 und 1905 als Teil der Reihe „Meditationsvorgänge“.
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How Children Learn - Book 4

From Steiner to Dewey - Thinking on Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Author: Shirley Allen,Peter Gordon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241590

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 321

The comprehensive guide to the most influential theorists and their ideas on how children with special educational needs learn and develop.
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Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach

Early Years Education in Practice

Author: Janni Nicol,Jill Taplin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415597153


Page: 173

View: 6978

"Exploring all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this book: describes the key principles of the Steiner Waldorf approach to early childhood with examples from Steiner settings; provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom; highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice; can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research."--Publisher.