A School For Life: the Holistic Approach of Steiner Education - Barcelona
Available in: Barcelona
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Contemporary education is taking a strong turn from traditional methods based on the transmission of knowledge and information. The chances of distraction are too many in today’s world and disintegrate individual attention.
Accordingly, young pupils and students will assimilate nothing unless they become aware of their learning strategies and comprehend how to voluntarily direct their attention to novel acquisitions.
This course will reinforce teachers’ capacity to promote intrinsic motivation for learning by helping them implement the principles of Rudolf Steiner’s method and the Waldorf educational philosophy.
Waldorf schools aimed to support children in becoming their true selves and being good citizens. This depends -Steiner claimed- on considering holistically the learners, that is, in their academic, physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions in order to create resilient, multi-competent, emotionally strong adults.
Steiner also argued that teachers must take into account the weakness and autonomy of the learner, and channel the desire to learn more than transferring novel competencies and knowledge.
The course will help participants apply these ideas in the classroom. On the one hand, it will explore how teachers can finalize their work to the transferring of key competencies for lifelong learning, which is more apt to engage students because they support giant growth not only at school but also across their whole life.
Among these, the course will specifically focus on metacognitive skills, i.e., those psychological capacities that target one’s own cognition and promote consciousness and awareness. Supporting meta-cognitive skills at school is fundamental because they prompt awareness of one’s learning, thus reinforcing attention and motivation.
On the other hand, the course will also propose and exemplify several methods for active learning (e.g., experiential learning, cooperative learning, and project-based learning) suitable for what is relevant and appropriate to students of different ages (as it is carefully considered in Waldorf education).
By promoting doing, creating, and producing, these methods will scaffold student autonomy and responsibility into learning.
By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with the principles of Rudolf Steiner’s method. They will also master a variety of didactic tools and strategies that will act as a healing salve in their teaching, make their students more autonomous, instill energy into them, and reinforce their motivation.
Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.
Course categories: Creativity and Soft Skills and Classroom Management
Creativity and Soft Skills: By fostering critical thinking and communicative abilities, an educator can develop better relationships with students, colleagues, and students’ parents, thus obtaining higher learning outcomes. If you want to expand both your creative thinking and storytelling skills, you should check out our Creativity and Soft Skills courses. They can help you design stimulating activities which aim to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration among your students.
Classroom Management: Do you want your students to be more focused in class? Thanks to the new educational techniques (such as the flipped classroom, project-based learning, remote teaching, collaborative learning, student-centered learning) your students will participate in class with more enthusiasm creating a fruitful and healthier classroom environment. In our Classroom Management courses, you will enhance your ability to include students with special needs and motivate everyone. Furthermore, you will have the chance of learning how to manage a multicultural classroom and prevent possible conflicts.
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