WALDORF INSTITUTE DIRECT
A NEW ONLINE COURSE FOR INDIA AND EAST ASIA
With SVEN SAAR, ALAN SWINDELL and others
Starting in September 2022
With much experience in delivering seminars to non-UK settings online, the Waldorf Institute also offers its own courses. While we prepare topics to cater for participants in specific locations, our approach is always decolonialised, globally relevant and contemporary. We are very happy to continue our mentoring work with individual schools but hope that through this initiative we can reach a wider range of participants in a more efficient and cost-effective way. Please book through our website, www.waldorfinstitute.uk or contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org .
1. Waldorf Education -A modern Introduction
12 to 14 September 2022 4.30 to 6.30 India Time (12 noon UK)
Alan Swindell, Jill Taplin and Sven Saar
A course to explore modern Waldorf Theory and practice in Early Years, Grade School and High School.
How do Waldorf schools build an educational environment that prepares children and young people for life while respecting and encouraging their unique individuality? Discover the principles behind a pedagogy that changes and develops with the growing child. An illustrated course with many helpful examples and inspiring thoughts.
2. Rhythm and Movement in Education
10 to 12 October 2022 4.30 to 6.30 India time (12 noon UK)
A course exploring how rhythm allows children to learn in a healthy, holistic and efficient way.
Rudolf Steiner once described as the golden rule of education that “children must never tire!” This can only be achieved by creating a curriculum that is rhythmical, where learning follows healthy biorhythms and self-motivation bestows energy. Placing the needs of the child at the centre also challenges us to reconsider the layout of the classroom and the lesson flow. Many practical examples make this a very useful course for all Grade and High School teachers.
3. Numeracy the Waldorf Way
14 to 16 November 2022, 4.30 to 6.30 India time (11am UK)
A course exploring how to introduce arithmetic and continue in an imaginative, sustained and effective practice. What does it mean to work from the whole to the parts? And how do we implement Steiner’s dictum that arithmetic should follow practical life? Which are useful modern Waldorf methods and work schemes one could follow with confidence? And how do we avoid creating maths blocks and encourage confidence and enthusiasm for mathematical discovery?
4. Lesson Planning and Implementation
13 to 15 February 2023, 4.30 to 6.30 India time (11am UK)
A course on Curriculum creation, learning rhythms and effective classroom practice. We learn how to prepare, conduct and review our lessons so that the process becomes a pleasure, not a chore. How do we incorporate the three stage rhythm, the seven learning rhythms, the night and future lessons? Discover how to provide for efficient learning that both teachers and pupils can enjoy!
5. Assessment for Learning
13 to 15 March, 2023, 4.30 to 6.30 India time (11am UK)
Alan Swindell and Sven Saar
A course on assessing the impact of our teaching: what are good principles for assessing progress, giving feedback, and forward planning? We learn the difference between various approaches and discover useful tools that allow us to use assessment which informs future teaching and encourages future learning. We also learn how to assemble progress data that is actually useful for our understanding of individual children as well as year groups, all from a thoroughly grounded Steiner Waldorf perspective.
3 to 5 April, 2023, 4.30 to 6.30 India Time (12 noon UK)
Sven Saar, Alan Swindell and Ann Swain
An introductory course on Special Educational needs, classroom differentiation and Equality and Diversity issues.
By asking “Is the school ready for this child?” rather than “Is this child ready for school?” we introduce important new paradigms into our work: how does it feel to be a pupil here? Am I seen for who I am? Are the teachers validating my perspective and assisting me to the best of their ability, or are they expecting me to fit outdated patterns?
Modern culture is finally asking questions which are long overdue, and to which all educators need to find answers. This course will help us take important steps towards this.
We will provide additional materials and study suggestions for offline engagement with each topic.
Possible Topics for year 2:
Geography, History, Literacy & Storytelling, Science, Mentoring, Leadership
Cost per three day course:
INR 2500/ £ 25 for individual participants (or INR 12,000 / £ 125 for all six)
INR 7000/ £75 for schools with fewer than 100 pupils (or INR 35,000 /£365 for all six)
INR 10000/ £105 for schools with 100 to 300 pupils (or INR 50,000 / £525 for all six)
INR 15000 / £155 for schools with over 300 pupils (or INR 75,000 / £785 for all six)
There is no limit to the number of teachers participating in each school.
Contact : www.waldorfinstitute.uk