On 19 September 2023, the International Campus Waldorf (ICW) will start its third online lecture series. Lectures on Zoom will take place every Tuesday until 12 December on the topic of «Chances and Challenges of a Global Education».
As hardly ever before, society is facing global challenges: the Climate crisis, the threat of war, and social justice – these are issues that affect humankind as a whole. What is the task of education in these times?
Every pedagogy faces the global challenge of sustainable ecological education, a peacemaking education, and a socially just education that includes all people. It is remarkable, however, that most pedagogies have a solely national reference. In each country, only national curricula apply.
Waldorf education is one of the few pedagogies with a global aspect, not only because it is present in almost all countries but also because it gets culturally integrated into these countries. Therein lies a great opportunity for global education.
The ICW is a network of Waldorf teacher training institutions on an international level. The ICW lecture series wants to discuss the unique global characteristics of Waldorf education: diversity, cultural diversity, sustainability, interreligiousness, and other topics in a global classroom.