2020 FALL COURSE - DIVERSITY IN LEARNERS

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FALL COURSE FOR WALDORF CERTIFICATE AND MASTERS DEGREE

EDU-700 Diversity in Learners

Grades - Multicultural Education and Teaching History in a Waldorf School
Early Childhood - Learning in Early Childhood and How We Shape Children and their Futures

 

Schedule
ZOOM Synchronous Online
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – September 14th – December 7th
With additional asynchronous online course delivery

 

Instructors
Monika Sutherland, MMus
Simone Shurney, MSEd
Itzel Salazar

Text
The Child’s Changing Consciousness, Rudolf Steiner
Additional handouts

 

Course Description
This course will delve into the many different ways learners and learning can look in a classroom, including temperaments and constitutional types as well as cultural, ethnic, economic, religious and gender diversity. Students will become familiar with the concept of multicultural education and its complex issues and will also study the way in which the evolution of humanity is mirrored in the development of individual consciousness. Focusing on the following topics:

  • Overarching picture of development of human consciousness

  • Walking, Speaking and Thinking 

  • Attachment, Separation and Individualization in early childhood and dependent and independent learners in the grades

  • The Michaelic Impulse of self-development and transformation

  • Appreciation for the qualities of gratitude, respect/wonder and sense of duty

  • Restorative Justice Model - how do we work together

  • Artistic work in music (pentatonic flute/lyre) and painting

 

Grades Focus - Multicultural Education and Teaching History in a Waldorf School
The grades curriculum will include an overview of the Waldorf history curriculum and pedagogy appropriate to the developmental age of children from grades 4-8. 

Early Childhood Focus – Learning in Early Childhood and How We Shape Children and their Futures
The early childhood curriculum will include discussions of play in its diversity, transition tools, educating the will, brain development and how we facilitate healthy development and teachers/assistants.

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Milwaukee, WI 53222

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