|Title:||Foundations of Human Experience, The - eBook|
|Categories:||High School, Middle School, Elementary School, About Anthroposophy, About Rudolf Steiner, Parenting, Inner Life of the Teacher, Child Development, General Waldorf Education|
|Number of pages:||356|
Foundations of Waldorf Education series - 14 lectures in Stuttgart, Aug. 20 – Sept. 5, 1919 (CW 293); 2 lectures in Berlin, Mar. 15 & 17, 1917 (CW 66)-
“Although we can physically see children only after their birth, we need to be aware that birth is also a continuation. We do not want to look only at what the human being experiences after death, that is, at the spiritual continuation of the physical. We want to be aware that physical existence is a continuation of what higher beings have done without our assistance. Our form of educating can have the correct attitude only when we are aware that our work with young people is a continuation of what higher beings have done before birth.” —Rudolf Steiner
This course on education contains some of the most remarkable and significant lectures ever given by Rudolf Steiner. Because these lectures were given to teachers, however, they have suffered the misconception that they are useful only to teachers. Any teacher who wants to teach in a way that encompasses the whole child certainly needs a functional understanding of what Steiner presents here, but these lectures will also greatly benefit parents, psychologists, counselors, or anyone else involved with developing children.
Translated by Robert Lathe, Nancy Whittaker
keywords: Waldorf teaching, teacher training, adult education