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Steiner Education High School Teaching – Foundation 2022

Enrolments for 2022 now open.

 

This is the foundation course for mainstream high school teachers and Steiner teachers without formal RS High School training. The course focuses on the high school years from class 7 to 12.

Led by highly regarded and experienced local and international tutors, this part-time course covers the essential topics required for teaching in the Steiner High School and provides the foundations of Anthroposophical principles. It explores theoretical, practical, and creative modules, providing a comprehensive experience of Rudolf Steiner Education, with the adolescent at the centre of the curriculum.

To enrol, please select your preferred payment option below, or contact the course coordinator to discuss your enrolment.

 

Course Coordinator:

Robyn Davis: ptcoordinator@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

 

Clear

A previous teaching qualification is not required for enrolment in the course, but a relevant Australian tertiary qualification is required for teaching at any level in education in Australia.

Course Duration:

One year (part-time).

Additional modules may be added for the continuation of the course into an optional second year based on demand and tutor availability.

 

Course delivery: Online and In-Person

One online evening lecture (webinar) delivered weekly each quarter (term), with a total of 28 webinars over the course of the year (7 webinars per term).

In addition, two 4 and a half day seminars are held in Sydney (or a local Teacher Training Hub if available) in Autumn and Spring, with the possibility of two additional Seminars. (Online adjustment to accommodate COVID-aware requirements).

Content

Term one will provide participants with a good foundation in Anthroposophical principles and background to Rudolf Steiner education, including child development from an anthroposophical perspective, through webinars and discussions.

Term two explores the 12 senses and the temperaments, as indicated by Steiner, including the temperaments in adolescence, through webinars, discussions and group work.

The Autumn seminar provides participants with creative and experiential opportunities through PERFORMANCE IN ART AND MOVEMENT. Key note lectures will include: working with the main lesson as a distinct example of Steiner’s methodology, the curriculum and its application in high school, as well as the art of communication – building relationships within the school body, with parents and all stakeholders in the care and education of children.

Term 3 explores the inner development of the teacher, which underpins all teaching and interactions in the classroom and the school community and supports self-development. This module includes a deepening understanding of the adolescent and an introduction to some of the Main Lessons. There will be opportunities for questions and discussions with the tutors.

The Spring seminar will focus on the VISUAL ARTS through sculpture and painting. Workshops and lectures will include: new ways of perceiving; working with the story of Parsifal as an archetypal life journey; and projective geometry as an extension of the maths main lesson.

Term four looks at Observation and Child Study and its application for the older child (developed from ‘new ways of perceiving’ at the seminar), as well as essential topics relating to the healthy development of the high school student: the role of teacher as class guardian; the challenges of technology and social media; health, well-being and physical education; the understanding of leadership in the school and working collaboratively, while considering Steiner’s threefold social order.

Two course assignments will be given overall, to deepen the participant’s engagement and understanding of the work and is an essential component of the course.

Course tutors for term one and two: Ben Cherry, Sven Saar, Lisa Devine, Renate Millonig, Adam Chan, Louise Swanson.

Aims

To provide High School teachers with foundational knowledge of Steiner education, an understanding of child developmental phases from an Anthroposophical point of view and how these inform the high school curriculum.

To inspire Teachers to value the undertaking of their own inner development as essential for their teaching practice and relationship with students.

Classes covered: Classes 7-12

Career Path and Employment

There is an ever-increasing demand for qualified Steiner/Waldorf teachers as Steiner Education continues to expand in Australia and throughout the world. In particular, there are excellent employment prospects for Steiner-trained teachers who have completed our High School Teaching Foundation course.

At present, there are over 40 Steiner Schools (including State schools with Steiner Streams) in Australia requiring on average 2 or more new Steiner Teachers each year.

There are currently over 1,100 Steiner schools worldwide in 64 different countries and nearly 2,000 Early Years settings in more than 70 countries

All our courses are endorsed be Steiner Education Australia (SEA).

 

 

Why study at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College?

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College has been preparing Teachers for careers in Steiner education for over 30 years.

Our courses are well established and guided by a staff of highly experienced and respected tutors. We offer flexibility in our delivery, the opportunity to engage with the content and receive a thorough grounding in the foundations of Rudolf Steiner education.

In addition, our programs support the transition from mainstream into Steiner education. Our courses are recognised both in Australia (SEA and SECA) and internationally (IASWECE).

 

 

Details

Course Coordinator:
Robyn Davis
Email: ptcoordinator@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

Tel: 02 9261 4001
Mobile: +61 467 953 881

Venues:

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College – 307 Sussex Street Sydney 2000

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School – 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag 2068

Please register your interest for 2022 with Robyn Davis Course Coordinator +61 467953881

 

 

2022 Course Dates

Term 1

Webinars:  Feb 16 – March 30 (Wednesday evenings)

Autumn Seminar: Sunday April 10 – Thursday April 14

Term 2

Webinars:  May 18 – June 22 (Wednesday evenings)

Term 3

Webinars:  July 14 – Aug 25 (Thursday evenings)

Spring Seminar: Sunday Sept 25 – Thursday September 29

Term 4

Webinars: October 27 – December 8 (Thursday evenings)