Timetable by term for “Understanding Child Development and Rudolf Steiner Education” 2020.


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.

Format: 

Artistic activity, followed by curriculum studies, beginning with Class One and exploring how it unfolds year by year to Class Eight, in relation to the relevant stage of child development.

Session themesTerm 1
Wed 12th Feb- 25th March 2020
Term 2
Wed 22nd April-17th June 2020
Term 3
Wed 15th July-9th Sept 2020
Term 4
Wed 4th Oct-18th Nov 2020
Session 1
Artistic activity
Recorder and singingForm Drawing.PaintingSculpture
Session 2
Curriculum Studies
Introduction to Steiner Ed, human development.Early Childhood, Kindergarten,Curriculum studies Class 1Curriculum studies Class 2Curriculum studies Class 3

In 2021 the course will continue with artistic activities including Movement, Craft, Eurythmy and Goethean Science as we concurrently study the curriculum and child development base of Classes 4-8.

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