EDT 614: Education for Social Renewal

Synonym:

81347 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Karine Finser

Credits:

4

Seats:

20

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
Restricted to Summer Sequence Regular Waldorf Certificate students who entered in Summer 2011. Online course.

This independent study course will give students an opportunity to examine the social and pedagogical basis for Waldorf education. How do children interact in a Waldorf classroom? How can a teacher prepare to meet the emotional as well as academic needs of students? What is the philosophic framework for teacher preparation? How can a teacher remain inspired, enthusiastic? Students will share their research on topics chosen the previous summer, reflect on readings assigned, and submit journal entries to an online partner. Final documentation will include a paper, quotations selected from the readings, and a review submitted by the journal partner. All work will need to be completed by May 1. Online computer access is required as all coursework will be conducted online.