The Millennium Student - deepening the Art of Teaching and Learning. SATURDAY 9am
Finding a connection to Spirit in the children and the content.
Inner health and outer health. We live in a planet faced by unprecedented problems - both ecological and social. How can we teach in a way that acknowledges the humanity in the world and the world in humanity? Lecture 3 from ‘Study of Man’ would be good preparation.
Examples could be taken from Embryology or the teaching of Chemistry.
The path of "Conclusion, Judgment, Concept" ( Steiner Lecture 9 ‘Study of Man’ ) is a key, if rightly understood, to find the living ideas which address the latent questions of the students and engages them, both explicitly and implicitly. Examples from Class 9 Biology.
Using the Night Increasing our knowledge of the senses and practice of phenomenology in teaching.
The use of the night is critical in this process.
Examples from Mirror Optics or a continuation of the previous days Biology. (Lecture 3, Education for Adolescents by Steiner, refer references.)
Self, Place and Time as fundamental aspects of education.
Engaging the students as participants in their own destiny as well as the destiny of their place and time.
Self-Education as part of this process.
How do we develop new curricula and encourage research?
Examples from Surveying Class 10.
TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO PRACTICAL ACTION -
WORKSHOPS 10 - 11.30am (SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY)
There will be open group discussions based on Peter Glasby’s lectures , coordinated by teachers from
An exploration of consciousness following the ‘‘U Process’’ in approaching the challenges of our work. This
pathway integrates elements of counselling theory, meditative and contemplative practice, in the light of
Anthroposophy and Taoism.
ACTIVITY GROUPS - THREE AFTERNOONS 1.30-3pm
All workshops will focus on ways to work with children and young people of the 21st Century.
Southern Hemisphere Astronomy through Movement
Astronomy – from geocentric Ptolemy to heliocentric Copernicus – understanding planetary phenomena through physical movement and descriptive geometry.
Working with strengthening the Individuality and developing spatial awareness.
Balancing will and intuition. Communicating with our own inner rhythms and developing our appreciation of the rhythms of nature.
Maori Spirituality and Eurythmy
Developing insight into aspects of Maori spirituality- Mana,Tapu , Wairua through returning to the Beginnings of Time Te Kore. Working with a chant containing the essence of the Creation Story, exploring and uniting Eurythmy and Hakamovement and Te Rea as the revelation of the Mauri (life -energy).
In an increasingly technological age, two major questions facing those who love words and writing are, 'How do we keep the well springs of creativity and imagination healthy? ', and ,'How can we redeem words from the meaningless babble of noise in which they are swamped?’. Since the path to the Imagination is through the senses, exercises will be given to enable students to enliven the senses , cleanse the doors of perception and empower words so that they sing again. All you need is openness and a willingness to experiment .
Working with the life of colour can bring us into a deeper connection with ourselves and the world of our own culture. We can experience a language of expression that can communicate qualities of power or subtlety. In an age of visual overload discovering the purity and energy of colour can lead children and young people towards a truth of the nature of light and dark. Gestures of movement in colour allow the soul to dance and explore an inner space.
Releasing forms from chunks of raw rock can be an exhilarating experience, encouraging the carver to master the limits and potential of the material while exploring the spatial qualities of sculptural creation.
Life in the new millennium is action packed ,accelerated but sometimes too fast to keep on track. There is dramatic content flung from the media and stirred by contemporary culture. Where can young people find their balance, pace and personal space and take creative control? Exploring the physical experience of drama to bring ‘head to hand’ through exercises bringing text into action.