Steiner Education Explained: Head, Heart and Hands Approach to Learning – Online

Course Code: ONHHD2021
Presenter: Lou Harvey-Zahra
Course Date:  27th September, 9am to 12:30pm
Live Online Zoom Meeting

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Course Outline

This course aims to inform participants about the unique aspects of Steiner-Waldorf education. It looks into the breathing in and out rhythm of a classroom day. It covers the holistic elements that create the ‘head, heart and hands’ approach to learning. To recognise the importance of willing (activity and movement), feeling (art and storytelling) and thinking (cognitive) in a lesson plan and overall day and week.

Rudolf Steiner education encourages a holistic delivery of content. This includes daily rhythms, which include movement and morning circle (doing/willing), art and storytelling and craft (feeling) as well as thinking (lesson content). Numerous classroom activities consist of all three ‘head, heart and hands’ impulses. Participants will gain an understanding of the elements that make up the morning circle and the structure of the main lesson.

About Our Tutor

Lou Harvey-Zahra is a Rudolf Steiner, Primary and Special Needs trained teacher with 25 years’ experience. She is an international presenter to teachers and parents in over 40 Steiner-Waldorf schools across Australia, UK and LA. Lou is a published author with 4 books with the Steiner-Waldorf Publisher, Floris Books.

She is one of the founding members of a Steiner kindergarten and a Steiner curriculum in a government school in Melbourne. This school has achieved a Steiner-inspired curriculum for the past 18 years, providing an alternate education to hundreds of families each year. Lou is the founder of the Saturday Club for families with children with Autism, which receives government funding and a building and has operated for 21 years.

Lou has been a keynote speaker for teachers and professionals at the World Autism Conference, at the annual Maternal Childcare Conference, and for the Waldorf Institute of Southern California Teacher Training Program. She has been a presenter for Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, highlighting Positive Classroom Discipline for the past five years.

Lou brings a passion and enthusiasm to facilitating teacher-training and equipping teachers for a fulfilling classroom experience.


‘Lou not only brings keen valuable insight about child development to teachers. She does it with humour, humanness, and heart. She goes beyond philosophy and leaves everyone with the gifts of practical ideas and tools to implement in the classroom.’ Lisa Jordan McCarthy (Dean of Education of Maple Village Waldorf School, USA)

‘Lou’s Steiner background is evident in the sensitivity with which she writes and presents and her understanding of the developing child and their needs.’ Bettye Palmer (Director of the Gabriel Centre

‘Lou’s teacher-training on the Waldorf curriculum was a great help for future program development and implementation. Lou is a very engaging and enthusiastic presenter. I have become refreshed and re-enthused in my teaching. I shall pass this love onto the children that I teach.’ (Evaluation from NESA course, Australia)


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