UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Date: 20th Aug 2014

Time: 10.30-11.30am
Venue: NIE 3-01-LT9 (Blk 3, Level 1, Lecture Theatre 9),
National Institute of Education, 
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616
Education is mostly seen as a preparation for entering the work force of the society and therefore children have to pass numberless examinations from preschool onwards.
Rudolf Steiner always spoke about the long-term effect of education on health. He said, “It is not the question if pedagogy is good or not good, but if education is healthy or not healthy.” Through advanced medicine and the latest long-term statistics, there is proof that the school has an important influence on health. The question that comes up then is “how is education able to provide for children’s health?”
In Waldorf education we focus on the various life rhythms in human development and base on this knowledge we have a curriculum which supports the stages of development. The lecture will be a brief introduction into Waldorf education and the speaker will explain some of the very important aspects, like the 12 senses and different life rhythms.
About Horst Hellmann
Born in 1943 Germany, Horst Hellmann has spent 30 years teaching in Steiner schools. Since 1982 he has been giving seminars to teachers who want to become Waldorf/Steiner teachers, in Australia, India, Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. He has been involved in Setting up 14 schools across Australia and Asia, as well as the teacher training seminar in Iloilo, Philippines in 2005. IN 2004, he resigned from active teaching and became more active in Asia, especially supporting new initiatives. At present, he is focusing on a young Waldorf-inspired School in Davao, Tuburan Institute and Dulyapat in Khonkaen, Thailand. 


Waldorf Education and Pedagogy from CARE on Vimeo.

20 August 2014
Time: 10:30-11.30am. Venue: NIE 3-01-LT9 (Blk 3, Level 1, Lecture Theatre 9), National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, SIngapore

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