The intention behind the Workshop
The programmes toward humanising education through art, music, movement and rhythm have been running continuously every year, since 2012. Having reached the culmination of the first septennial, we felt that these programmes had achieved a certain level of understanding in the community toward the objective of ‘humanizing education.’ However, we realized that a need exists, especially in the teaching community, for a deepening of the impulse. To address this need we, the organisers and the teachers in the course, thought that the course would have the desired impact if we have one foundation programme and two intensives every year. This programme is the first in the series to deepen the teachers’ understanding, specifically in the realms of music and movement.
Developing teachers’ core musical ability and artistic sense for movement in the classroom, complemented by painting and clay work, is being conducted from Sunday 8th to Thursday 12th July 2018 at Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini - Knowledge Excellence Centre, Uttan Village, Bhayander(West), District Thane - Maharashtra, India.
This workshop aims to help those who are working as teachers/educators in various Waldorf, alternative and mainstream schools, and would like to include this pedagogy in their classrooms. The intention is also to show how the supportive activity of music & movement in Waldorf Education will not only manifest in the physical and intellectual level but also in building up harmonious rhythms in breathing and thinking. It will also help to establish the artistic medium which is the prime realm that is to be awakened. It is through movement that an awareness of equilibrium and stillness is established and fosters real listening in the child. The calmness helps us to trust our centre to add meaning to our day to day routines.
Music is a gift that is usually intuitive, creative and imaginative. Responsiveness to words and melody brings us close to the world of warmth and love and helps to develop the sense of thought. Music brings inner peace and an unhurried environment that sets an inner calm which is reflected in the work of the student.
1st to 5th July, 2019