Timetable by term for “Understanding Child Development and Rudolf Steiner Education” 2019.


This course explores topics across the arts, humanities, education and philosophy, all within the picture of the human being given by Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy. It offers something for everyone!

Undertaking this course will:
• Deepen your understanding of child development.
• Extend your knowledge of Rudolf Steiner Education.
• Develop your inner life.
• Provide you with an enjoyable artistic and social experience.

Endorsed Professional Development

For practicing teachers this course comes with full Professional Development endorsement of hours completed over a two year period. A Certificate of Professional Development for 80 hours is issued at the end of each of the two years of study, amounting to a total of 160 hours.
Teachers in Steiner Schools will be enlivened for their daily work based upon the comprehensive overview this program offers; teachers working in the mainstream educational system will find new ideas, approaches to teaching, and inspiration to bring to their classroom.

For Parents and others interested in Steiner pedagogy

Parents and others with an interest in Steiner pedagogy will equally develop insight and understanding into how Steiner education meets the developmental needs of their unfolding child over the phases of life from birth to 7 years, primary years age 7-14, and high school years age 14 and beyond.

Session themes
Term 1
Wed 13th Feb- 3rd April
Term 2
Wed 1st May-26th June
Term 3
Wed 24th July-11th Sept
Term 4
Wed 9th Oct-20th Nov
Session 1
Pedagogy & Child Development
Games and RecorderForm Drawing.SculptureHandcraft
Session 2
Curriculum Studies
Human Development and curriculum.Curriculum Studies Classes 1-8Curriculum studies Classes 1-8Curriculum studies Classes 1-8

In 2020, the second year of the course will focus on Anthroposophical Studies, and artistic activities including singing, Eurythmy, painting and Goethean science.

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