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Who determines who we are?

The broad field of femininity/masculinity offers a wealth of fluid identificational references and developmental possibilities if with humour and goodwill we allow our children’s and grandchildren’s generation to undergo the experiences they are seeking.

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Waldorf education on the move in Asia

More than 900 people attended the recent Asian Waldorf Teachers’ Conference in China. Among other things, the conference discussed issues facing Waldorf establishments, including their legal status and cultural adaptation

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Developing Pedagogical Quality – but how?

Thomas Stöckli and his team at the Institute for Action Research in Switzerland have developed a method to develop the educational quality of teaching.

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Putting modern childhood under the spotlight

The International Festival of Childhood, planned for later this year, aims to examine the issues affecting modern childhood. The evidence suggests that there is a massive toll on child health and wellbeing, say the organisers. … >>

New Waldorf World List online

Overall list that includes all Waldorf- and Steiner schools, kindergartens and teacher-training centres for Waldorf educators and Waldorf teachers around the world … >>

The challenge of Waldorf

Being a Waldorf teacher is a challenge which means that Waldorf education in China has found it difficult to retain teachers. … >>

New portal for Waldorf teachers launched

"Waldorf Resources" with informationen and tipps for lesson planning

Von: Waldorf Resources
Rudolf Steiner's educational impulse can be found all over the world. Today, there are Steiner Waldorf schools and kindergartens on every continent, focusing on the child and her education. However, the motives expressed by Steiner at the onset of the school movement and the methodology of teaching call for contemporary and culture-specific renewal and adaptation. On our homepage we want to provide a sweeping landscape of preparation material and connect the pebbles by the wayside with the cosmos. The choice of this online medium dictates its form; however, we are dedicated to our core tasks, particularly on focused self-development which enables people to become creative teachers and educators. Education is not science but art; it always happens in the present moment. Education is always an encounter with the individual in need of encouragement. The art of education starts with direct human contact. Lesson preparation, in this sense, also includes a review. We cannot plan exactly what will happen in the actual moment, therefore we need to look back after the event and study it with hindsight. The Project Waldorf Resources wants to support the teacher's process of individual lesson preparation which is not bound to any cultural or national conventions. We have chosen to create a homepage because it is easily and worldwide accessible. A homepage is a platform for exchange but it cannot replace conferences or face to face discussions. The page wants to encourage the reader's individual initiative and educational ideas. We will help to find more suitable forms for any topics which go beyond the scope of a website. The site is offered in Spanish, English and German and contains the following elements: Forums The site is designed for people who work with Rudolf Steiner's educational impulse in a contemporary setting; this includes contact and dialogue with likeminded people. The forums offer the possibility to get in touch with each other after conferences or in specific interest groups. Texts and Papers The published articles and essays are individual and do not offer any recipes but aim to encourage holistic thinking processes. They relate to various school subjects, age groups and further topics. Links The homepage focuses on its core tasks; therefore, we are offering a list of links to websites which take you further afield. Calendar of Events Here, you will find information about international meetings, conferences and further education held in more than one language for participants from various countries. For national events please refer to the relevant national associations or training centres.

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