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)”?
The mainlesson is the foundation – an indepth study of a topic which changes every 3-4 weeks. Mainlessons cover ‘core’ subjects such as history, art, literature, science, maths. Here’s a beautiful window into the Steiner curriculum taught in the school … Continued
“Absolutely”, says internationally renowned parenting author and teacher Lou Harvey-Zahra. “Teachers are struggling everywhere to manage classrooms. There may be more tricky behaviours than ever before. It’s a struggle and many teachers come into their role without enough support or … Continued
Last week, we enjoyed a visit by Ebba Bodame, a leading Steiner educator with nearly 48 years experience in the realm of early childhood. We talked about the upcoming Spring and living in the city. Contrary to what some may … Continued
“Punitive approaches to classroom management do not work”, says internationally renowned author, educator and lecturer Dr Shelley Davidow. Presenting “The Stress Proof Classroom” at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College on Friday 26thOctober, Shelley will facilitate a NESA accredited workshop on Restorative … Continued
Declining results in the writing capacity of Australian high schoolers comes as no surprise to Dr Shelley Davidow. Internationally recognised author, educator and lecturer is clearly concerned. “The way English is taught in most schools is soulless, mechanical and linear, … Continued