EDT 584: Human Development

Synonym:

69073 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Beverly Boyer

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 7/12 - 7/26 (2:00PM-3:55PM)
Thursdays 7/15 - 7/29 (2:00PM-3:55PM)
Fridays 7/16 - 7/30 (2:00PM-3:55PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
Partially fulfills Human Development requirement.
Section A: Restricted to entering Year Round Waldorf students.
Section B: Restricted to entering Summer Sequence Waldorf students.

This course will cover the basis of child development from birth to adulthood. We will explore growth patterns and nodal points of physiological and psychological changes as described by Rudolf Steiner. We will strive to awaken through this study an appreciation for the why, the what, the when and the how of the Waldorf approach to teaching, coming to the realization that when the teacher is grounded in these principles, his/her own artistic/creative involvement becomes the active therapeutic agent behind this Waldorf methodology. Texts: The Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner; and Phases of Childhood, Bernard Lievegoed.