Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School is pleased to present a free study group, studying “The Kingdom of Childhood” a series of 7 lectures by Rudolf Steiner & presented by our Principal Nerrida Johnson. Nerrida has a deep understanding of the philosophy underpinning our education. She has many years experience as a Steiner teacher and has lead study groups and workshops both here and at the Goetheanum in Switzerland (the world centre for Anthroposophy).
When: Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 from 9.15am to 10.30am for 7 weeks. (Please note this will end on Tues June 21 as June 14 there will not be one)
Where: Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Library
Who: Anyone interested in furthering their understanding of Steiner Education is welcome, please register beforehand by contacting our Enrolments Officer Yvette
Phone/email: 02 6639 9302 or enrolments@https://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au
A PDF version of this book is available via Yvette or alternatively you can order your own copy of the book online here http://www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au/
From RS archive on “The Kingdom of Childhood” …..
Steiner presents here the idea of the three seven-year periods of child development and gives many classroom examples. These seven intimate talks, and one Question & Answer lecture, were presented to a small group on Steiner’s final visit to England. Because they were given to “pioneers” dedicated to opening a new Waldorf school, these talks are often considered one of the best introductions to Waldorf education. These talks are filled with practical illustrations and revolve around certain themes — the need for observation in teachers; the dangers of stressing the intellect too early; children’s need for teaching that is concrete and pictorial; the education of children’s souls through wonder and reverence; the importance of first presenting the ‘whole,’ then the parts, to the children’s imagination. Here is one of the best introductions to Waldorf education!