26 - 29 October 2019
International conference on Waldorf education and Anthroposophic Medicine (in English, German)


17 - 18 January 2020
Gesamtschweizerische Weiterbildungstage (German, French, Italian)


Michaelmas Journal

Themes in our new Journal: Review Conference "First Teachers Course", Whole Class Study, Tasks of the Ped. Section/ Friends of Waldorf Education/ IASWECE, Int. Forum in Berlin, Education in the Digital World… [more]

A charter for education in the digital world

2019/ Statement of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education
10 principles for education in the digital world... [more]

Working paper: Screens and digital devices at home and in schools
2019/ International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education
10 pointers for Steiner Waldorf schools... [more]

Impressions The First Teachers Course 2019

Impressions from the Anniversary Conference July 6-14, 2019 in Dornach/ Switzerland... [more]

New Waldorf World List 2019

The first Waldorf School opened in September 1919 in Stuttgart, the first Waldorf Kindergarten in 1926. Today there are 1182 Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner schools in 66 countries and 1911 Waldorf Kindergartens in more than 69 countries. Since 2016, the directory of Waldorf Kindergartens and Waldorf Schools is published in a joint list… [more]

Bees & Trees Waldorf 100

Greetings from Finland! The pupils, teachers and parents of the Steiner school Joonas-koulu made models out of beeswax to celebrate Waldorf 100.



First the real then the digital world

The International Forum of the Waldorf movement endorses a developmental approach to the use of digital technology in schools

Digital technology provides human beings with fascinating potential and possibilities. At the same time we know it can also be misused for mobbing or phishing, and its use can run the risk of addiction. The Waldorf educational movement promotes a pedagogical approach to the use of media in which children and adolescents are first prepared step by step in their cognitive, emotional, and practical capacities so that they can embrace the digital world without falling victim to it... [more]


This is a premiere! From now on we are going to inform you via our electronic newsletter (English/ German) about the work of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum. We will regularly send you information about current education issues, conferences or publications and report about our work worldwide. Please pass this information on to your colleagues, thank you! Register now... [more]

Middle School

Claus-Peter Röh focusses on the middle school. Claus-Peter is head of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum/ Switzerland... [more]

Teacher Education

Florian Osswald talks about a new concept in Steiner Waldorf teacher education. Florian is head of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum/ Switzerland... [more]

Annual Report 2017

In the annual report (in German) of the Education Department you can find a short desription of our work, tasks, projects and of our financial situation… [more]

Visits for professional groups

Welcome to the Goetheanum! We offer visits to the Goetheanum for students from teacher trainings, teaching staff, interested persons from kindergartens and schools, graduating classes, students and others... [more]

Project 'Teach the Teachers'

Today and in the future we need people who adapt Steiner's educational impulse to their own culture and implement it in a contemporary way. The project 'Teach the Teachers' by the Pedagogical Section and the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education (Hague Circle) addresses this issue. The project group is/was organising colloquia on each continent as platforms for teacher educators from early childhood to high school to meet and find their common ground. These meetings are the starting point for further, ongoing work and the foundation for an international network of teacher educators. A project group will collect the results of the colloquia, define aims and objectives for teacher education and describe their implementation… [more]

Journal Transitions in Childhood

"Transitions in the life of the child from birth to age 14 - Understanding their significance and meaning for later life"  was the theme of an international conference of early childhood educator, teachers, and doctors, held at the Goetheanum in April 2015. The keynote lectures in this volume view the pivotal points when the child's consciousness shifts to new awareness and new capacities. The scope of development shared from both pedagogical and medical perspectives is important for all teachers… [more]

Key Characteristics of Waldorf Education

The International Forum for Steiner Waldorf Education (IF) at its meetings in Vienna/Austria on 17 May 2015 and in Arles/France on 7 May 2016 revised and re-adopted the document “Key characteristics of Waldorf education” – first adopted in Harduf/Israel on 14 November 2014 – as binding guidance for the worldwide Waldorf school movement. These features have been formulated in such a way as to be generally valid and may be supplemented by specific cultural characteristics for use in a school’s own country. They wish to place the emphasis on and strengthen diversity, individuality and openness to development. They supplement the characteristics adopted by the International Forum for Steiner Waldorf Education (Hague Circle) in 2009... [more]