Every Tuesday until 6 December: Online lectures!
19 October: ITEP Zoom meeting
We look forward to seeing you!
News on the World Teachers' Conference 2023
Conference fee, visa and travel costs
«Celebrations of a human-centered Pedagogy»
Speeches on 100 years of Steiner's education courses.
«Waldorf Work in Progress – Perspectives of a Modern Education»
Online lecture series by Waldorf education lecturers is back.
How do children master the future?
School as a place for resilience development. A contribution by Ioana Viscrianu.
«Voices of a humane education»
Lecture series on reform pedagogues of the 20th century.
Our human contribution for the future
The tasks of the Pedagogical Section
New textbook on Steiner's «First Teacher's Course»
Chronological order as in 1919
A new website makes the worldwide network of Waldorf education tangible.
Emergency Situation in Ukraine
We are shocked to hear the news of the war in Ukraine, of destruction, hatred and fear, of the traumatic experiences of many parents and children.
Journal of the Pedagogical Section N° 72, December 2021
Dear colleagues in Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner schools and kindergartens around the world; dear friends!
Here is the Christmas edition of the…
International Campus Waldorf
The International Campus Waldorf (ICW) is an online platform for students of Waldorf teaching programs and Waldorf teachers around the world. It…
Leadership and School Management
The course will offer four live events online with interesting and well-known speakers and opportunities
for exchange and discussion in groups. The…
School and kindergarten doctors: job description
A group of School doctors and educators worked on a description of the tasks of a school doctor.
Children, Education, Media
Waldorf 100: The fifth and long awaited film is here!
«The World is our Classroom»
Dear colleagues worldwide,
We would like to invite you to join an initiative of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum.
The protection of children requires strong, secure adults, oriented to the future!
In kindergartens, child care centres, therapeutic facilities and doctors' offices, as everywhere, posters indicate protective measures against the…
Children and Corona
Basic principles underlying the “Here I can thrive” campaign of the Working Group Pregnancy – Birth – Early Childhood of the Medical and Pedagogical…
Video series: Being wanted, seen and recognized
by Constanza Kaliks as part of the series "Building trust. Education in times of Corona" of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum
Video series: How to approach sleeping and waking (not only) in times of crisis
by Florian Osswald as part of the series "Building trust. Education in times of Corona" of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum
Video series: From ‘You’ to the new ‘We’ – three inner impulses in online teaching
by Claus-Peter Röh as part of the series "Building trust. Education in times of Corona" of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum
Video series: Education in times of crisis – what is essential?
by Philipp Reubke as part of the series "Building trust. Education in times of Corona" of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum
The Human Being as a Swing of the Pendulum - Part II
Or the Art of Awakening the Intellect from out of the Whole Human Being
Video ► Interculturality in the 21st century
Can we comprehend what is foreign to us? Interculturality in the 21st century - A contribution by Constanza Kaliks and Paula Edelstein on November 16,…
Video ► Digital challenges in education
Contributions by Florian Osswald and Claus-Peter Röh on December 7, 2020 as part of the lecture series of the Goetheanum Leadership Signature of the…
New issue: Christmas Journal 2020
Just before end of this year you will receive some information from the Pedagogical Section. Our Journal is finished and offers at the end of this…
Early childhood responses to Covid-19 restrictions in Australasia
During 2020, the schooling of the large majority of the world’s children has been disrupted at some stage by the coronavirus pandemic. To investigate…
Bowls, chopsticks and bamboo train
Here is an insight into everyday life in the Waldorf kindergarten in Chengdu/China during COVID-19. We go to the kindergarten with bowls and…
Fruitful change of roles
Colleagues from Luxor in Egypt report on their handling of the Corona measures. They found a good way of getting to the parents and children at home…
Creative solutions, good conditions, and the future?
In all 32 Waldorf Schools in Norway teachers had to cope with distance learning. They built a facebook group to share teaching methods, ideas and gave…
Strengthen fantasy and clear attitude
Imagination is always necessary in the classroom and it is especially in demand in the current exceptional situation. How can the best be tried in the…
The Battle for Intelligence, or the task of finding the right balance
The title of the WTC 2023 is: The Battle for Intelligence - Mind the Gap. This short article attempts to give an insight into the questions underlying…
Option for screen-free kindergartens and primary schools
For some years now, well-founded statements by Waldorf teachers concerning meaningful media education have been published time and again.* In short,…
Guided by the child‘s reality
Leadership changes in the Goetheanum‘s Pedagogical Section
Changes to the Pedagogical Section‘s leadership will be gradually introduced during…
The Human Being as a Swing of the Pendulum – On the Task of Developing a New Relationship to the Nature of the Body
The World Teachers’ Conference 2023 will put the question of the nature of the body in the centre of its work.
The Battle for Intelligence: Mind the gap!
The 11th World Teachers’ and Educators’ Conference will take place at the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland, probably in spring 2023. This will be…
Middle School Initiative
"Middle School in the Waldorf School,” an initiative group of the Pedagogical Section and the International Forum for Waldorf/ Steiner Education, has…
Update on distance learning and remote teaching
It looks as if some form of remote learning and distance, online teaching will be with us in some form for a while. Therefore we have updated our…
Uncertainty Times in Argentina
Just as it happened and continues to happen in a large part of the planet, in Argentina, since March 20, space has been confined and we are immersed…
New Waldorf World List 2020
An updated version of the complete list of Waldorf Schools and kindergartens worldwide, as well as the training centres for Waldorf teachers and…
Themes in our new Journal: Waldorf Education in Future, China, Middle Classes, Morning Verses…
Urgent call! Mitigating the Consequences of the Corona Crisis
With the urgent of the Friends of Waldorf Education we would like to support Waldorf Schools affected by the economic consequences of the lockdowns in…
School opens tomorrow
by Leon Liu, father of a Waldorf school in China
At this moment, I was sitting in the middle of my yard surrounded by green trees, preparing the…
Thoughts about school and home - before, during and after Corona
by Dorothee Prange, Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum/ Switzerland
In this article I summarize the experiences that the Pedagogical Section has…
Is the World a Good Place? Suggestions from the Kindergarten for you at Home
by Philipp Reubke, member of the IASWECE coordination group
The kindergartens are empty, the indoor plants went home with the teachers, and the…
by Uta Stolz, Mentor with focus on learning therapy, Germany
Are we suddenly thrown into the digital world or are there other pathways to bridge…
Teachers' meetings in times of Corona
by Christof Wiechert, Freelance work Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum
Having pointed out in an earlier contribution of fourteen points how…
Distance learning from the perspective of Waldorf learning theory
by Martyn Rawson, teaches in Kiel at the Waldorflehrerseminar/ at the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart/ at the Christian Morgenstern Schule in…
Elewa Online Courses
Elewa has set up a course in which they
Essence of Learning – Learning Support in Crisis Contexts
As part of her work for Caritas Switzerland, the educationalist Beatrice Rutishauser Ramm has developed an approach to help children with learning…
Schools across Europe: how do you cope with distance learning?
by Georg Jürgens, European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education
In the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education, we follow the developments…
Corona pandemic – aspects and perspectives
by Matthias Girke, Georg Soldner, leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum
The current corona pandemic gives rise to completely new questions,…
Report from Beijing, China
by Kathy Hu, Nanshan Waldorf School Beijing, China
The situation in China is getting better and our school started digital school 4 weeks before. We…
Beyond the Classroom at Seattle Waldorf School. An example
by Bonnie Freundlich, Vanessa Kohlhaas, and Anouk Tompot
Dear SWS Families,
As we enter our first full week of Beyond the Classroom, we hope that…
Some guiding ideas on the current situation in schools
by Thomas Stöckli, leader of the Academy for Anthroposophical Education, Switzerland
We are currently in an exceptional international situation in…
We can manage in all circumstances: use modern technology and design simply daily home schedule
by Joep Eikenboom, grade 5 teacher at the Dordtse Vrije School, the Netherlands
We live in unexpectedly unreal times. This coronavirus crisis…
School in Times of Corona. Some suggestions
Over the past few weeks, various schools have asked for help with…
Teaching profession a relationship profession. New qualities in relationships possible?
by Florian Osswald, leader of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum
We find ourselves living in an extraordinary situation. In many parts of the…
Waldorf World List
Every Tuesday until 6 December 2022
The second round of the lecture series is about to begin.
Spring 2023 – April 10-15
We look forward to seeing you there!