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Foundations of Human Experience, The - eBook

 
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
BookID:      353
Authors:      Rudolf Steiner
ISBN-10(13):      0880103922
Publisher:      Steiner Books
Publication date:      1-1-1996
Number of pages:      356
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Ebook:      Download ebook1.pdf
Description:     

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.

Steiner gives his most concise and detailed account of human nature in these lectures, which are absolutely essential for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of Steiner's spiritual science. Those who are willing to work through this work will discover here a new, powerful, convincing, and profoundly phenomenological “anthropology” of human spiritual psychology.

In these lectures, Steiner laid out for the first time the principles that form the basis for renewing the art of teaching. The Foundations of Human Experience is the most important text for studying and understanding the human developmental and psychological basis for Waldorf education.

Translated by Robert Lathe, Nancy Whittaker
Forward by Henry Barnes
Introduction by Nancy Whittaker

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keywords: Waldorf teaching, teacher training, adult education

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