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

View: 954

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

View: 4230

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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Teaching Mathematics in Rudolf Steiner Schools

How to Become Holistic and Imaginative

Author: Ron Jarman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869890926

Category: Education

Page: 261

View: 7721

A resource book for Waldorf teachers which covers the Class 1 to 8 Steiner-Waldorf maths curriculum. Features include: " ... how arithmetic can be introduced effectively in the early years so you can start teaching with confidence ... Draws number work from everyday life to stimulate children's interest and enthusiasm ... Gives examples for you to devise your own exercises ... Indicates how mixed ability teaching can be improved ... Relates maths to other subjects and to children's 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

View: 8009

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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Rudolf Steiner

A Biography

Author: Christoph Lindenberg

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781621480150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 793

View: 9334

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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Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880108487

Category: Education

Page: 224

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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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Study of Man

General Education Course : Fourteen Lectures Given in Stuttgart Between 21 August and 5 September 1919

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841878

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 4359

An introduction to Rudolf Steiner's system of education
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Rudolf Steiner

The Relevance of Waldorf Education

Author: Bo Dahlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319589075

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 3360

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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Man - hieroglyph of the universe

sixteen lectures given in Dornach, Switzerland, between 9th April and 16th May 1920

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 6386

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Towards the Deepening of Waldorf Education

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943582150

Category:

Page: 132

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Rudolf Steiner worked closely with the teachers of the first Waldorf school, which opened in 1919 in Stuttgart, Germany. This book contains the esoteric information that Steiner gave to the teachers, published for a general audience for the first time, in association with the Pedagogical Section Council of North America.Previously reserved exclusively for teachers, the book includes verses for children and teachers, the presentation at the opening of the Stuttgart Waldorf school, and accompanying essays by experienced teachers, discussing the significance of Steiner's words.This linen-bound hardback book is a treasure for any Waldorf teacher and those interested in Waldorf education, with the aim of bringing responsible freedom to teachers and, through them, to children.
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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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A Psychology of Body, Soul & Spirit

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109513

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9262

"Steiner does not talk about soul; he speaks from soul. That is the entire method. There is, however, an entrance fee for doing psychology. The fee is that you need to leave behind your well-known-to-you self-identity. You must suffer the experience of leaving behind not only what you know, but also what you think you know of yourself. This requirement qualifies psychology as integral to the work of initiation. -Robert Sardello, from his introduction "Essentially, the correct meaning of theosophy is the allowing of the god within us to speak; what it tells you about the world is theosophy. Anthroposophy, for its part, may be characterized as the wisdom spoken by us as human beings when we are between God and nature, and allow the human being in us to speak of what is shining into us from above and of what is projecting into us from below. Anthroposophy is the wisdom that human beings speak. -Rudolf Steiner In 1904, Steiner publicly described this classic account of the Western path of initiation. Beginning with the assumption that "the capacities by which we can gain insights into the higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us," Steiner carefully and precisely leads us through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation, from cultivating fundamental soul moods of reverence and tranquility to esoteric self-development. He also provides practical exercises for inner and outer observation and moral development. By patiently and persistently following his suggestions, new capacities of soul and spirit begin to form, revealing the contours of the higher worlds previously concealed from us. Robert Sardello's in-depth introduction places Steiner's lectures within the context of modern life and psychology and provides insights into how to read and use this text for inner development and a deeper understanding of spiritual science. The challenges we face in modern life require ever-deeper levels of wisdom and insight. In this important book, Rudolf Steiner becomes a teacher, counselor, and friend through advice that is practical, clear, and powerful. The text shows us how to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them at the service of humanity.
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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: 4277

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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Rudolf Steiner

Author: Heiner Ullrich

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441174575

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 7150

Rudolf Steiner is one of the most controversially judged educational reformers of the twentieth century. Although he received little recognition within his field, his educational thought has had a sustained and profound influence, not only in the development of the Waldorf Schools, but also in healing, socially therapeutic work, psychosomatic medicine, biological-dynamic agriculture, corporate organisation, fine arts, and architecture. Heiner Ullrich paints a concise and well-grounded portrait of the creator of the anthroposophic doctrine and Waldorf pedagogy. The text describes a wide arc from the intellectual biography of Rudolf Steiner, across his basic ideas on human development and education, to include discussion of the organisation, curriculum, methods and success of the Waldorf Schools.
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The Foundations of Human Experience

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880103923

Category: Philosophy

Page: 347

View: 6795

This course on education contains some of the most remarkable and significant lectures ever given by Rudolf Steiner. Because these lectures were given to teachers, however, they have suffered the misconception that they are useful only to teachers. Any teacher who wants to teach in a way that encompasses the whole child certainly needs a functional understanding of what Steiner presents here, but these lectures will also greatly benefit parents, psychologists, counselors, or anyone else involved with developing children. Steiner gives his most concise and detailed account of human nature in these lectures, which are absolutely essential for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of Steiner's spiritual science. Those who are willing to work through this work will discover here a new, powerful, convincing, and profoundly phenomenological "anthropology" of human spiritual psychology. In these lectures, Steiner laid out for the first time the principles that form the basis for renewing the art of teaching. It is the primary text for studying and understanding Waldorf education.
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The Education of the Child

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Christopher Bamford

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109130

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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As early as 1884, while tutoring a boy with special needs, Steiner began a lifelong interest in applying spiritual knowledge to the practical aspects of life. Steiner originally published the essay at the core of this book in 1907. It represents his earliest ideas on education, in which he lays out the soul spiritual processes of human development, describing the need to understand how the being of a child develops through successive births, beginning with the physical body s entry into earthly life, and culminating in the emergence of the I-being with adulthood. Also included here are several early lectures on education (1906 1911). Contents: The Education of the Child in the Light of Spiritual Science, essay Teaching from a Foundation of Spiritual Insight, Berlin, May 14, 1906 Education in the Light of Spiritual Science, Cologne, December 1, 1906 Education and Spiritual Science, Berlin, January 24, 1907 Interests, Talent, and Educating Children, Nuremberg, November 14, 1910 Interests, Talent, and Education, Berlin, January 12, 1911 "
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How to Know Higher Worlds

The Classic Guide to the Spiritual Journey

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Christopher Bamford

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9780880105088

Category: Philosophy

Page: 223

View: 2973

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Faculty Meetings with Rudolf Steiner

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109947

Category: Education

Page: 537

View: 3795

The Waldorf School movement has it roots in the chaotic period following the First World War. Struggling to create the first school, Rudolf Steiner worked on every detail. Lesson plans, religious education, school hours, course resources, administration, finance, child study; no aspect of school life was beyond his attention. Guiding the faculty and demonstrating a phenomenal range of knowledge, Steiner moved toward his goal of creating a vehicle for social transformation. These two volumes span the years 1919 to 1924 and cover, meeting by meeting, the development of the first Waldorf School. Here is Rudolf Steiner, not through the written word or lectures but in transcribed interaction that details the creation process. Participating in a work in progress, Steiner deals with an amazing array of problems, frustrations, successes and failures. His sleeves rolled up and his sight on a vision that he made a reality, Rudolf Steiner lays the foundations of Waldorf Education. This detailed look, behind the scenes, will interest not only teachers, but also parents and students: anyone who wants to know how a successful worldwide school movement arose.
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