A Journey of Becoming
Understanding human physiology as an inner pathway to Waldorf Pedagogy
This week aims for each individual to find her/his own relationship to Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science in relation to understanding human physiology as an inner pathway to Waldorf Pedagogy and to foster and awaken ongoing personal and professional development and growth.
The course is for current and new teachers wishing to deepen their pedagogic approach.
It offers lectures, explorations through study, conversations, and practical and artistic activities working on reflective practice as a basis for our own research.
‘Spiritual Science shows us that the Human Self is far wider than what is enclosed in the personality. Indeed the entire Spiritual Scientific mode of observation is based on the fact that the human being can reach beyond the self, beyond what is enclosed within the boundaries of the personality, without ever losing himself.’ RS 14/03/1912
Our ongoing journey is an exploration of the true nature of the human being.
How do I understand the children in front of me
How do I learn to 'see' them and understand their journey and needs.
How can I be constant in my striving, and keep asking questions.
In this Module we will again turn to Nature study, Eurythmy and a lecture text study of 'the study of Man'. In the afternoons we have space for presentations of home/group study of lecture 2, of our journey so far and anything else we together decide.
In the lectures will address human physiology, child development of first Seven years, how the human organs become our teachers in understanding our emotional, social, spiritual journey...young and old.
Our inner development continues to be a red thread through all as a basis for building community between teachers, parents and schools learning to work together.
Module Two is open to all those who have attended Module One.
We will continue to explore Nature Observation, The Study of Man Chapter 8 and The Four Organs.
When The evening of January 23rd 6pm - 8pm
24th, 25th, 26th 8.30am - 4.30 pm
Where Perth Waldorf School, Gwilliam Drive, Bibra Lake
Coordinator Jenny Hill
Dr Lakshmi was trained as a paediatrician with neonatology as her speciality. She started her career with newborn babies in intensive care and had a successful private neonatal intensive unit for more than 15 years.
Dr Lakshmi worked for many years as a school physician. She started an Anthroposophic Medical Society in India and serves this organisation in the capacity of President of the society. One of the primary areas of work for this society is the organising of the International Post Graduate Medical Training. Dr Lakshmi also runs a healing and curative centre for special needs children, called Saandeepani, which is located in the city of Hyderabad in South India.
Dr. Lakshmi works as an education consultant, school physician and lecturer for child development and health promotion in school communities in Australia, New Zealand and India
Patries Orange is a qualified Eurythmist from the Netherlands. Patricia is an internationally practicing Eurythmy Therapist, teacher trainer and the UK, New Zealand,
USA, China and Australia. Having worked in an Anthriposophical Medical Clinic for 18 years, she has been involved in medically-orientated training programmes bringing her deep understanding and creative, dynamic energy.
We will all begin by joining together in the hall for eurythmy.
Short Introductory Lecture and
introduction to the whole programme
Three Day Programme.
Each morning we start with Eurythmy, exploring the formative forces within nature and ourselves in relation to the content of the course.
Nature observation using the method developed by Goethe. Basic to his approach is the importance of seeing the organism in its wholeness and inner coherence. This asks of us that we learn to observe the phenomena of nature with care, patience and respect. This engages us in an active interrelationship with the phenomena, discovering ourselves in the process of discovering the other. Each Module will receive different instructions.
After this dialogue with nature and morning tea we turn to the lectures from the cycle ‘Study of Man’. We bring an involved and in depth method of study to the text at hand. Practicing our own mobility in thought and understanding. Module One will study Chapter One. Modules Two and Three will study Chapter Eight.
In the afternoons we turn to a breather…presented artistic activities emerging from the study and sharing of experiences of our journey between modules.
Review of the day
At the end of the afternoon we have the lectures. The main themes to date have been:
Embryology and the first three years.
First three years of child development
and its effect on later life and educational
These lectures will cover:
The Four Organs
The Four seven year cycles in relation to
physiology and the curriculum. ( 0 - 28 )
This will be an interactive circle exploring practical application and questions that have emerged out of the work we have done during the day
6.00 - 7.00
7.00 - 8.00
Eurythmy 8.30 - 9.30
Nature Study 9.30 - 10.30
Morning Tea 10.30 - 11.00
Study of Man 11.15 - 12.15
Lunch 12.15 - 1.30
1.30 - 2.45
Short 15 min break
Lecture 3.00 - 4.00
Circle ( day 1 and 2 ) 4.30 - 5.30