Course

Features of the Course 

Child Development

Includes:

- Key features of the ‘seven year

phases’

- Growing down: waking up

- Interconnections between

physical and psychological

development

- Thinking, feeling and willing

- Sympathy and antipathy

- The role of the senses

- Child observation and Study

Education as an Art

- Curriculum studies

- Methods and practice in Steiner

Waldorf education

- Developing imagination and

empathy

- Lesson forming, authority, teacher

awareness and skill in the classroom

- Assessment and record keeping.

Throughout the course, you will be given a range of related tasks and your understanding of these themes will be assessed through your completion of oral, written and artistic assignments.

Art in Education

During the course, you will  participate in a wide range of artistic activities, including: eurythmy, the art of the spoken word, storytelling, clay modelling, music and singing, painting, drawing, including wax crayons and blackboard chalks, form drawing and crafts. The emphasis in this work will vary: sometimes it will be mainly for developing your own creativity and flexibility; sometimes it will be more directly connected to developing specific teaching skills.

Every weekend you will be given exercises in some of these arts to fulfill at home. We anticipate that among the student group there will be a wide range of skill and artistic ability. In our view, a large part of our purpose will be fulfilled when you approach any art you find challenging with determination. You will be expected to complete each task to the best of your ability and to make progress during the course, but not to achieve a predetermined standard of work.

Teaching Practice

NEXT COURSE 2017 - 18

WEEKENDS

 

8 - 10 September

6 - 8 October

10 - 12 November

8 - 10 December

12 - 14 January

9 - 11 February

9 - 11 March

4 - 6 May

1 - 3 June

29 June - 1 July

 

WEEKS

 

Easter 2018

3 - 8 April

Summer 2018

30 July - 4 August

 

 

You will be required to complete a minimum of six weeks of teaching practice in a Steiner Waldorf setting, usually in two blocks of three weeks. This can be undertaken at a time to suit you and, if necessary, after finishing the taught aspects of the course. Students who are not currently in a school will be required to observe for a minimum of morning per week, or the equivalent, in a Steiner Waldorf school.

Scenes from our Outdoor Classroom weekend with Pyrites Trust

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