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THE ART OF EDUCATING THE 21st Century STUDENT

KEYNOTE LECTURES 9-9.50 am

Peter Glasby, Adelaide, Australia.



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.

SUNDAY 9am



Teaching out of Living Concepts

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.

MONDAY 9am

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.)

TUESDAY 9am


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

the Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School .


SATURDAY MORNING LECTURE 11.45-12.30 pm

Jane Patterson, Auckland, New Zealand



New Zealand Rudolf Steiner Schools' Certificate Requirements

The children of the 21st Century.

Introduction to the Developmental Qualities – an expression of the heart of the educational impulse.

Introduction to the External Moderation process and the displays of work.

The setting of standards in teaching and assessment practices.
SUNDAY MORNING LECTURE 11.45-12.30 pm

John Allison, Melbourne , Australia.



The Life Processes as a Developmental Pathway

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.


Bothmer Gymnastics

Working with strengthening the Individuality and developing spatial awareness.


Drumming

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 Haka movement and Te Rea as the revelation of the Mauri (life -energy).


Creative Writing

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 .


Painting

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.

Stone Carving

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.

Drama

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.



THREE DAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 3-4.30pm (SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY)

- Kindergarten Issues (Frances Ritchie)

Conversations of the ongoing needs and challenges with our kindergartens.


- Handwork Group (Colleen Arnold)
- Administration/Bursars Group (Fran Dudding)
- Leadership – Colleges and Principals Professional Development (Karen Bryce-Geard)

Steiner appropriate leadership is an international challenge. How do we create and

develop effective leadership while balancing hierarchical management versus collegial mandating in

our Colleges of Teachers?


- In Partnership with Parents (John Allison)

Three workshops : exploring the challenges; being present; working through issues.

The progression is through the ‘U Process’. It will be possible to join the second

workshop if you have attended the Saturday NZRSSC workshop .


- Special Education /Extra Lesson – Sensory Integration (Robyn Ritchie, Emma Ratcliff and

Elizabeth Elsworth)


Nurturing the Senses, our windows to the world.

Children are changed by the technological age in which we live.

Some senses are more acute, some are less. This workshop is about understanding the 12 senses.

It is also about working therapeutically with and providing support for all children both

in the classroom and in the therapy setting.

. There will be time for theory, practical activities and questions

TWO DAY WORKSHOPS (SUNDAY / MONDAY ) 3 – 4.30 pm

- Information Overload and Media Pollution

The internet, Google, Bebo chat rooms, x-box and texting all challenge the mores of traditional values

and methodologies of Steiner education. How do we respond?
- Associate teachers

Our future teachers will need to be mentored in our schools. Both Taruna and AUT advisors will provide

guidance and expectations for schools assisting the development of our new generation of teachers.
- Our Challenge of Boys at Risk (David Garb)

Boys of all ages need to be met in different and engaging ways .David Garb has wide experience

assisting teachers to understand boys' needs.
- Transforming Victim Mentality into Self Responsibility in our Young Women

SATURDAY - ONE DAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 3 - 4.30 pm

- NZRSSC : Developmental Qualities , Standards, Assessment, Moderation (Jane Patterson)

We shall focus on using the Developmental Qualities to inspire and inform all our education.



Where we have got to in the negotiations with tertiary providers and employers organisations.

- Pedagogical Section - OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS (Neil Carter)

International co-operation. Working with 'Deepening Waldorf Education' and other publications.




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