Olena Mezentseva. Improving The Art Of Education In The Daily Activities Of A Waldorf Teacher
Submitted on: Aug 08, 2019, 15:34:47
Social Sciences / Education / Policy
Description: The article discuss the question of the teacherâE™s professional development in accordance to the modern education challenges. Waldorf Education is taken as an example of effective teachersâE™ professional on-going development. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), an Austrian philosopher and thinker, a founder of the first Waldorf School (die Freie Waldorfschule) in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1919, considered education not just as a science but also as an art. He stated that the art of education could be brought to life âEśthrough observation and contemplation of the cosmos and its connection with the human beingâEť. Steiner gave certain practical advices in the teachersâE™ training, practice and feedback to provide adequate follow-up support in order to create the teachersâE™ learning communities. The article observes the initial training of Waldorf teachers in their daily activities that include weekly teachersâE™ conferences, child observation and class observation exercises, artistic workshops, lectures, seminars etc. The discussed problem is an essential part within the wider context of education reforms in Ukraine.
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