EDP 596: Contemporary Waldorf EC Issues

Synonym:

69088 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Rena Osmer

Credits:

2

Seats:

30

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sun 7/4 - 7/8 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 7/9 (9:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational & Social Policy
Optional Institute restricted to continuing or finishing Summer Sequence, and finishing Year Round students through April 28; open to other Education students on April 29.

This new generation of children is both different and the same as children of earlier times. How are we changing our Waldorf early childhood pedagogy to meet them? How are we changing ourselves? And are there other experts from diverse fields with wisdom to share to inspire our work? We will explore Rudolf Steiner’s lecture, “Self-Education in the Light of Spiritual Science,” as well as an article by Renate Long-Breihpol entitled “The New Generation of Children.” We will experiment with some LifeWays parenting and care ideas, dip into the thoughts of Daniel Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind, and play with flower essence therapy. We will interject some of Wilma Ellersick’s hand gesture games and do eurythmy with Cezary Ciaglo. In the afternoons we will create a simple marionette for a group puppet show. Materials fee: $25