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The Worldorf Approach to Science

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Donna Simmons Date published: 2004 Contact details: enquiries@christopherushomeschool.org Source: http://www.christopherushomeschool.org/learning-more/articles-on-aspects-of-waldorf-education/articles-by-donna-simmons/science.html   In my last article in The Link, I wrote a general overview of Waldorf education, putting forward a few ideas on how parents wishing to...

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First Approach to Mineralogy

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Frederick Hiebel Date published: Unknown Contact details: Contact tab available on Waldorf library site Source: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/50-first-approach-to-mineralogy Published in Education as an Art, Vol.2, #1, Spring 1941   In one of his lectures, at the opening of his Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner told his teachers that the age of twelve is an important...

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Child Development and the Teaching of Science

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: David Mitchell Date published: Unknown Contact details: Contact us tab available on Waldorf library website Source: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/664-child-development-and-the-teaching-of-science   Stimulation of the Senses → Astute Observation→ Rigorous Training in Thinking →Phenomenological Thinking Waldorf education works with the developmental stages...

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Waldorf Third Grade Student Reading List

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

May 4, 2010 by Carrie  Source: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2010/05/04/waldorf-third-grade-student-reading-list/   Most students in Waldorf Third Grade are 8 and a half or nine years old.  They should be this age!  The third grade curriculum is designed specifically to speak to the developmental issues surrounding the nine-year change.  There are quite a few articles...

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Living Language: Literacy Development in Waldorf Early Childhood Education

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

by Holly Nguyen, Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, January 2012   “We are not made of atoms, we are made of stories.” – Dr. Linda Williams, From Orality to Literacy Conference, Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, November 2011   Introduction In his book, A is for Ox: the Collapse of Literacy and the Rise of Violence in an Electronic Age, Dr. Barry Sanders contends that...

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COMMON MYTHS ABOUT WALDORF EDUCATION: READING

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Unkown Date: Unknown Source: http://www.whywaldorfworks.org/02_W_Education/current_topics.asp     Is it true that Waldorf students are not taught to read until second grade? No! Learning to read is an entire process with many contributory facets. Waldorf education undertakes reading instruction in almost the opposite way that it is introduced in most schools across...

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The Chladni Plate: Meeting Point of Two Worlds

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

Written by Gerhard Bedding Date published: Unknown Contact details: Contact tab available on Waldorf library site Published in Education as an Art Vol. 27, # 2 – Summer 1968 Source: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/33-the-chladni-plate-meeting-point-of-two-worlds       Waldorf students have their first acquaintance with physics in the sixth grade. Worlds...

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Introducing Physics

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Hans Gebert Date published: Unknown Contact details: enquiries@christopherushomeschool.org Source: http://www.christopherushomeschool.org/learning-more/articles-on-aspects-of-waldorf-education/introducing-physics-color.html   (Reprinted with kind permission from Child and Man, Vol.22, No.1, Jan 1988) Physics was first introduced to Waldorf children in Class 6. Usually...

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Waldorf’s Brilliant Approach To Teaching Math

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

By Chris and Nicole – proud parents of two children living in a small mountain town in British Columbia, Canada, and authors of the blog http://www.rootparenting.org/   “We believe in an intuitive approach to parenting, getting guidance from childhood development psychologists and other educators who have developed practical principles such as attachment parenting. We started...

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The Teaching of Mathematics

Category: Curriculum Matters | Date: 5 July 2016

By Hans Gebert   Why do we teach mathematics? This question was recently posed in the columns of the Mathematical Gazette, which is the organ of the mathematics teachers in Great Britain. It is indeed a question that must be uppermost in the minds of all teachers, for what we teach and how we teach it can only be decided in the light of the reply to this question. In the article...

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