Tag Archives: Waldorf

Pentagonia – Arta predării matematicii
Orice meserie îşi are artiştii săi, cei care o practică atât de bine încât rezultatul muncii lor să devină o încântare. Chiar şi predarea matematicii poate fi practicată ca o artă, făcută să încânte, iar beneficiarul acestei încântări va fi elevul. Predarea la ora de matematică trebuie să aducă bucurie elevilor: cât mai des şi cât mai multor elevi!


Schau in meine Welt – Iulianas Traum (Roma-Mädchen in Rumänien) 1/2
In Rosia wurde vor ein paar Jahren mithilfe von Spendengeldern aus Deutschland eine Waldorf-Schule für die Roma-Kinder gebaut. Dort lernen die Kinder nicht nur lesen, schreiben und rechnen, sondern auch kochen und werden so ganz gut auf ein späteres Arbeitsleben vorbereitet. Iuliana geht gerne zur Schule, nachmittags hilft sie der Mutter mit der Hausarbeit oder spielt mit den anderen Kindern im Dorf.
Schau in meine Welt – Iulianas Traum (Roma-Mädchen in Rumänien) 2/2

The Gift of Learning
The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship recently commissioned ITN to make a short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including:

  • How Steiner Schools nurture spiritual development in keeping with the cultural setting of the school and without being tied to a particular faith;
  • The emphasis on “doing” to complement academic learning;
  • How the absence of testing in the younger years nurtures enthusiasm for learning;
  • The importance of quietness and contemplation as part of the school day.


Hateful homework – but why we need it
It is very damaging in education if tasks are constantly assigned which are not carried out. That demoralises the children in a quite terrible way.
It becomes “demoralising” when the teacher fails to ensure that the homework is then also actually done. An uncomfortable and annoying task which the task-giver however has to face if her or she is not to loose moral authority.

“Why Waldorf?” – film
A film about Waldorf education

Waldorf education
Waldorf pedagogy distinguishes three broad stages in child development, each lasting approximately seven years. The early years education focuses on providing practical, hands-on activities and environments that encourage creative play. In the elementary school, the emphasis is on developing pupils’ artistic expression and social capacities, fostering both creative and analytical modes of understanding. Secondary education focuses on developing critical understanding and fostering idealism. Throughout, the approach stresses the role of the imagination in learning and places a strong value on integrating academic, practical and artistic pursuits.
The educational philosophy’s overarching goal is to develop free, morally responsible, and integrated individuals equipped with a high degree of social competence.

Preparing for Life
“Preparing for Life” takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives.