The initial period of childhood is essentially about adapting to and incarnating on Earth and establishing a provisional balance between the "spiritual" and the "physical," between the prenatal cosmic and the earthly factors. During this time, according to Rudolf Steiner, "all the forces of a child's organization emanate from the neurosensory system. . . . By bringing respiration into harmony with neurosensory activity, we draw the spirit-soul element into the child's physical life." Peter Selg investigates how children's early experience of the world begins as an undifferentiated sensory relationship to their phenomenological environment. This aspect of a child's incarnation leads to leaning through imitation and to the process of recognizing "the Other" as a separate entity with which to interact. In this cogent work, Peter Selg describes the early stages of childhood from the perspectives of conventional scientific and spiritual-scientific-- anthropological and anthroposophic--research with the purpose of encouraging a new educational attitude in working with young children. In his numerous references to early childhood development, this was Rudolf Steiner's most important and urgent purpose.
Author: Karl König
Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben
Release Date: 2017-07-07
Sechzig Jahre nach der Erstausgabe erscheint der vielfach aufgelegte Klassiker "Die ersten drei Jahre des Kindes" von Karl König in neuer Auflage. Für ein Werk dieser Thematik ist allein diese Tatsache bereits sehr ungewöhnlich und spricht für eine außerordentliche geistige Leistung des Autors. Denn Schwangerschaft und frühe Kindheit sind seit 1957 immer mehr in den Fokus der Forschung gerückt, unser Verständnis dieser biografischen Epoche ist dadurch sehr bereichert worden und gewachsen. Auf der anderen Seite haben die Fortschritte in der medizinischen Technik, zum Beispiel in der Diagnostik des Ungeborenen, die fortschreitende Industrialisierung und Ökonomisierung aller Lebensbereiche die frühe Kindheit nachhaltig verändert. Was hat uns König heute, im 21. Jahrhundert, noch zu sagen? Warum lohnt es sich auch heute noch, seine Darstellung der ersten drei Lebensjahre des Kindes zu lesen?
12 lectures, various cities, November 19, 1922-August 30, 1924 (CW 218) By the time of this second collection of Steiner's public lectures on Waldorf education, the Waldorf school movement was gaining increasing recognition. In this collection, as in the previous volume, Steiner is outspoken about the spiritual nature of human beings and the world, including the spiritual nature of Waldorf education. Topics include: Education and Teaching The Art of Teaching from an Understanding of the Human Being Education and Art Education and the Moral Life Introduction to a Eurythmy Performance Why Base Education on Anthroposophy? Waldorf Pedagogy Anthroposophy and Education Moral and Physical Education Educational Issues Original book: Geistige Zusammenhänge in der Gestaltung des Menschlichen Organismus, vol. 218 of the Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner,
Since 2006, specialists, doctors, psychologists, and therapists of Parzival-Zentrum Karlsruhe have taken part in emergency education crisis interventions, carried out by the organization Friends of Friends of Waldorf Education. They work with psychologically traumatized children and young people in war zones and disaster areas, including Lebanon, China, the Gaza Strip, Indonesia, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, and most recently in Japan following the tsunami there and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Bernd Ruf, who heads these operations, describes in his book in various ways the basics of anthroposophically extended “emergency education,” including the anthroposophic understanding of trauma itself. In addition, he describes processes and experiences, focusing on recent experiences in Japan at the center of his descriptions. Educating Traumatized Children offers much-needed insight into this little-known area of education and healing for traumatized children and young people. This book will be valuable not only for those working in areas of disaster and armed conflict, but also for any teacher or parent who is teaching or caring for a traumatized child.
This fully revised edition of Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Steiner Waldorf early childhood approach. It enables the reader to analyse the essential elements of the Steiner Waldorf Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice. Covering all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this new edition has been updated to reflect recent curriculum changes and explore the influence of media and technology. Including a new chapter on expanding the Steiner Waldorf approach to work with children from birth to three, the book: describes the key principles of the Steiner Waldorf approach to early childhood with examples from Steiner settings; provides an accessible and objective overview of a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom; highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing their own practice; contains summaries of key points and reflective practice questions to help students and practitioners engage with the ideas in the book. can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research. Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this text is essential reading for students, practitioners, leaders, managers and all those wanting to improve their early years practice.
This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. This is the book for anyone who has ever wanted a deeper understanding of their children's illnesses, or sought a more holistic approach to children's health. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it also discusses parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors have over 20 years' experience treating children at Herdecke Hospital, Germany, which is run using anthroposophical principles. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations including measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones.
These talks are perhaps the best introduction to Steiner's ideas on Waldorf education. Given to a small group on his last visit to England in 1924, Steiner shows the need for teachers to develop themselves by transforming their natural gifts, and how teachers can use humor to keep their teaching lively and imaginative. Above all, he stresses the grave importance of doing everything with the awareness that children are citizens of both the spiritual and the physical worlds.
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Schwabe AG
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Diese grundlegende Schrift Rudolf Steiners empfiehlt sich als Ausgangspunkt zu einem systematischen Studium der Anthroposophie. In dem Werk wird die leibliche, seelische und geistige Wesenheit des Menschen behandelt. Es wird darin zudem der Gedanke über Wiederverkörperung des Geistes und das Schicksal entwickelt sowie die seelische und geistige Welt und deren Verbindungen mit der physischen Welt beschrieben.