Teacher Education Program (English)

Teacher Training Program

Education as an art. The teacher as an artist.

We cannot train someone else to become a teacher, basically because we are all of us teachers. There is a teacher in each of us, but who lays dormant; he must be awakened, and Art is that which awakens us.”     – Rudolf Steiner, The Younger Generation

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A Part-time Program

A three-year program alternating intensive sessions and Saturday mornings with artistic concentrations.

General objectives• Establish the foundations without which the Waldorf pedagogy can not meet its socio-educational objectives and teachers, participate in building the future of a school as of children in their care.• Set in motion the internal dynamics which allows the teacher to self-educate and restore his strength, an art that requires rhythm, continuity and progression

.• Develop processes of individualization that interact with a real sense of the social community of a school.

• Experience the reality of anthroposophy, science of the spirit, as a source of the pedagogical action and a place of healing and harmonizing human forces.

Only a balance between the activities of reflection and artistic activities, developed with well-defined rhythms, achieves these objectives.

Year I

• Study of the science of the spirit: epistemology, applied ethics.

• Anthroposophic study of human reality (nature and destiny of the human being).

• Artistic experience of human reality (visual arts, movement, speech and drama, singing and instrumental music).

• Waldorf Education and Child Development

• Self-education of the teacher.

• Classroom management.

• Rudolf Steiner: his life, his work.

• Observation in a Waldorf School (2 weeks).

• Research project.

Year II

• Deepening knowledge of human nature.

• Embryology, cosmology, psychosophie, biography, history of art.

• Fairy tales, myths and legends.

• Artistic experience of human reality (continuation of the work of Year I).

• Path of self-knowledge; Parzival by W. von Eschenbach.

• Methodology and Didactics: Kindergarten or Grade School (Class I to IV) option.

• Child Study: constitution, temperament, character.

• Classroom management.

• Practicum (3 weeks).

  Year III

• Deepening knowledge of human nature.

• Child Study: characterization of different major pedagogical-constitutional types.

• Artistic experience of human nature (continuation of the work of Year I & II) and
Teaching arts.

• The challenges of intelligence in Modern Times; the Faustian myth.

• The meditative life of the teacher.

• Methodology and Didactics: Kindergarten or Grade School (Class V to VIII) option.

• Research project on the Waldorf Teaching Plan.

• Practicum (4 weeks).

Year I Calendar

Summer 2014: 3 weeks in August

• Week I: August 4-8
• Week II: August 11-15
• Week III: August 18-22

Fall 2014: An intensive session (5 days) & 2 series of 4 Saturday mornings:

• September 27; October 4, 11, 18 (8:30 am-2:30 pm)

• October 25-29 (8:30 am-8:30 pm), intensive session

• November 8, 15, 22, December 6, (8:30 am-2:30 pm)

Winter-Spring 2015: 2 series of 4 Saturday mornings & an intensive weekend

• January 31, February 7, 14, 21 (8:30 am-2:30 pm)

• March 7, 14, 21, 28 (8:30 am-2:30 pm)

• May 15, 16,17: Intensive weekend

• May 23: Presentation of research projects and closing Assembly (9am-1:30 pm)

Year II Calendar

Summer 2015: 3 weeks in August (dates to be confirmed)

• Week I: August 3-7
• Week II: August 10-14
• Week III: August 17-21

Fall 2015: An intensive session (5 days) & 2 series of 4 Saturdays morning

• September 26; 3, 10, October 17 (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

• October 23-28 (8:30 am-8:30 pm), intensive session

• November 7, 14, 21 28, December 5 (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

Winter-Spring 2015: 2 series of 4 Saturdays morning & an intensive weekend

• January 30; February 6,13, 20 (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

• 6, 13, 20, March 27 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

• 14 May 15.16: Intensive weekend

• May 22: Presentation of research projects and Closing Assembly (9 :00 am-1:30 pm)

It is through art and meditative work that the teacher can restore forces invested in the work and fuel the fire of his enthusiasm. Why? Because he plunges back to the source. Rhythm is the structure that allows getting there.

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1st Year

2014-15 Schedule

August 2014

Fall 2014 calendar

 

Fall 2014

1 September 27; October 4, 11, 18.

8 :30-9: 00: Calendar of the soul (I Morzadec-F)

9 :00-10: 30: Eurythmie (MC Turpin)

10 :30-11: 00: Pause

11 :00-12: 30: R Steiner, Goethe’s Theory of Knowledge  (I Morzadec-F).

12 :30-1: 00: Pause

1 :00-2: 30: Chant-Music (C Allemand)

 

2 October 25-29: Singing Werbeck (C. Boele)

8 :30-9: 00: Calendar of the soul (I Morzadec-F)

9 :00-10: 30: Singing Werbeck (C Boele)

10 :30-11: 00: Pause

11 :00-1: 00: Inner Work(I Morzadec-F)

1 :00-2: 00: Lunch

2 :00-3: 30: Spacial Dynamics (M Arsenault)

3 :30-4: 00: Pause

4 :00-5: 30: Werbeck Singing (C Boele)

5 :30-7: 00: Dinner

7 :00-8: 30: Blackboard Drawing (G Francois)

 

3 November 8, 15, 22; December 6.

8 :30-9: 00: Calendar of the soul (I Morzadec-F)

9 :00-10: 30: Eurythmie (MC Turpin)

10 :30-11: 00: Pause

11 :00-12: 30: R Steiner, Goethe’s Theory of Knowledge   (I Morzadec-F)

12 :30-1: 00: Pause

1 :00-2: 30: Chant-Music (C Allemand)

 

Winter 2015

1 January 31, February 7,14, 21.

8 :30-9: 00: Calendar of the Soul

9 :00-10: 30: Eurythmie (MC Turpin)

10 :30-11: 00: Pause

11 :00-12: 30: ClayModeling (J Balékian)

12 :30-1: 00: Pause

1 :00-2: 30: Chant-Music (C Allemand)

 

2 March 7, 14, 21, 28.

8 :30-9: 00: Calendar of the Soul (I Morzadec-F)

9 :00-10: 30: Eurythmie (TBA)

10 :30-11: 00: Pause

11 :00-12: 30: Clay Modeling (J Balékian)

12 :30-1: 00: Pause

1 :00-2: 30: Chant-Music (C Allemand)

 

3 May 15, 16,17: Intensive weekend

Theme: Rudolf Steiner, artist and architect

4 May 23 July: Year Project Presentation and Closing Assembly (9:00am-1:30 pm).

 

2nd Year

2015-16 Schedule

August 2015

Fall 2015 calendar

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