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The intention behind the workshop
Over the 5 days of this program, the intention is to explore a part of Waldorf curriculum and see how spirituality, ethics and religon is underpinned in its pedagogy. In Steiner Waldorf schools children experience the unfolding of all subjects as a process by which ethics and morality are inextricably intertwined with their inner and outer learning. How can we enable young people of the 21st century develop a truly global understanding of the challeges, without a sense of cynicism and hopelessness? How strong should their local roots be so that they can realise their destinies with a global perspective? The Waldorf approach to spirituality, ethics and religon offers a modern perspective that unites polarities and seeks to avoid stererotypes and ideological approaches. It is deeply personal, artistically inspirational and scientifically accountable at the same time. As Rudolf Steiner put it, “In studying the world, we find ourselves. In studying ourselves, we find the world.”
Questions such as – ‘how does this contribute to preparing children to meet the real world when they leave school and how does this empower children to be active in co-creating a new future?’ will be discussed at length, during the five day intensive workshop.
Lakshmi, Tim, Sven and Jayesh will bring pictures in relation to this theme from different perspectives of teaching humanities and sciences in upper primary and high school.
For teachers who have been cooped up in schools and at home working and attending teacher education programs online for the last 2 years, the Humanising workshops will be in person at Abhaya School, Hyderabad. We will also have sessions for games/ movement during this program. Sven's sessions will be online on zoom.
2nd-6th Jan, 2023
In person - 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM Abhaya Waldorf School, Hyderabad
Online on Zoom Sven's sessions only - 2.00 PM IST