DE02 Foundations in Rudolf Steiner Education – Home Schooling

Enrolments for 2019 now open

Course Fee: $3000.00


Course Overview

Are you a homeschooler wanting to offer your child an education that is Steiner inspired? Do you wish to deepen your knowledge of Anthroposophy and understand how it is incorporated practically into your daily homeschool planning?

The Foundation course in Rudolf Steiner Education (DEO2) involves both philosophical and artistic modules that will give you a comprehensive experience of the impulses behind Rudolf Steiner Education.

The DEO2 is a part time course held over one year. Attendance at two x week long Seminars is compulsory. Participants in DEO2 should anticipate undertaking 2-3 hours a week of study throughout the year (including working on assignments).

Course Code: DE02
Course Coordinator:
  Emilia Salgado

Course Timeline & Dates

Part time over 1 year – 2 hours per week, 160 indicative hours.
2 x compulsory seminars, 5 days each, Sydney


February 2019
Module outline and readings emailed/posted out.

Sunday 14th April – Thursday 18th April 2019
Seminar 1 – Sydney.
Artistic and Philosophical modules.
Food – Separate charge for M/T, Lunch and A/T – $150 due 7 days before Seminar


Beginning July 2019
Module outline and readings emailed/posted out.

Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October 2019
Seminar 2 – Sydney.
Artistic and Philosophical modules.

Course Fees & Payment Options

Compulsory Enrolment Fee
$140 inc GST (non-refundable)

Full Annual Payment
Total Course Fee $3000.00 to be made January 2019

Term Payments
4 x payments of $750.00 (total $3000.00) at the beginning of each term (1st February, 1st May, 1st July, 1st October)

Food is a separate cost, and always due 7 days prior to the seminar.
$150 each seminar, inc GST

$300 Introduction to Steiner Education Additional Text Resources to be paid before the second Seminar

Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.

Course Subjects

Philosophical Modules

Introduction to Anthroposophy: The relationship between Anthroposophy and Steiner Education; The 3-fold human being; The 4 lower senses; The Temperaments; The 4-fold human being.

Life Phases: Phases of child and adult development, soul types and life crises as a pathway towards growth. Homeschoolers will gain an understanding of how childrens’ capacities evolve and stages of age-appropriate learning.

Introduction to Steiner Education: The Introduction to Steiner Education module will deepen the understanding of the human being encountered in the Introduction to Anthroposophy module and make connections between the curriculum and the methodology in Steiner schools with Rudolf Steiner’s indications of child development, particularly in the 7 – 14 year age group. Homeschoolers will gain insights and hands-on practical ideas to help incorporate Steiner’s methodology into mainlesson planning (the cornerstone of the Steiner curriculum). Using the module resources and other text materials, homeschoolers will put together a number of mainlesson project outlines which can be implemented later at home.

Course Subjects

Visual and Performing Arts Modules

Painting and Drawing: Goethe and Steiner’s colour theories; Shaded drawing; Form polarities arising from elements and ethers; Working with darkness and light; Principles of line, dynamic and transition.

Music: Elements of music: melody, harmony, rhythm, beat. Writing, reading, singing, listening and playing recorder.

Eurythmy: Movement as a creative medium for expression and the incorporation of poetry, music and group work.

Speech and Drama: Working with language as a creative and formative force

Experience of the visual and performing arts is an essential component of the course and occurs in the Seminars. No previous experience is necessary.


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