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Knowledge, Teaching and the Death of the Mysterious

 
Title:      Knowledge, Teaching and the Death of the Mysterious
Categories:      High School, Middle School, Elementary School, About Anthroposophy, Research, Inner Life of the Teacher, Philosophy, Child Development, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education
BookID:      144
Authors:      Dennis Klocek
ISBN-10(13):      0945803540
Publisher:      Rudolf Steiner College Press
Publication date:      1-1-2000
Edition:      First
Number of pages:      134
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Description:     

Six lectures given at the West Coast Waldorf Teachers Conference, February 20-24, 2000

Thoughts on keeping learning alive. These lectures address learning in the periods of life from birth to adulthood, with illustrations from physiology and psychology, to form pictures of the teaching/learning tasks and concerns appropriate for each age group. Contemporary education often attempts to 'solve' the mysterious aspects of nature through proper application of information. This tends to make awe and wonder diminish in the soul of the student.

In contrast to this, the Waldorf methodology is designed to help students penetrate the mysteries of life while still keeping the experience of the mysterious intact. The primary focus of this work is to integrate sense experience and cognitive insights in rhythmic ways that are appropriate to the age and development skills of the students. The final lecture speaks of the development of the Heart-eye.

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