Steiner education has foundations in Steiner’s vision of anthroposophy, in particular his understanding of child development. Steiner viewed human maturation as a metamorphosis of awakening. The process of growing up evolves from the ‘sleep of infancy’, to the ‘dream of … Continued
In 1924, Rudolf Steiner defined anthroposophy as ‘… a path of knowledge, which intends to lead what is spiritual in the human being to what is spiritual in the universe’. Anthroposophy is fundamentally a study of the human being, our … Continued
All over the world anthroposophic initiatives have been founded which acknowledge a special debt to Rudolf Steiner. These initiatives are wide-ranging and include schools, communities for people with disabilities, biodynamic farms, medical clinics, architectural practises and enterprises. Rudolf Steiner was born … Continued
Amanda lives in the charming village of Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria. With the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College since 2018, she has already completed the Foundation Course in Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education by Distance and is now enrolled in the Certificate Course in Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education. Amanda’s dream is to open a Steiner-inspired family day care in Olinda in 2020. Here she talks with the College about her journey so far.
There’s already an increasing intensity in the shopping centres of most towns and cities. Christmas decorations were up in October and the festive hype is certainly noticed by kids and parents too. Is it even possible to duck into the supermarket for a few groceries without kids starting to chime, “What I really want for Christmas this year is… (etc, etc)”?
Through the primary and high school years, the mainlesson forms the foundational core of the curriculum – an in-depth study of a subject, usually delivered over a two-hour block every day, that changes every 3-4 weeks. Mainlessons cover ‘core’ subjects … Continued