Samford Valley Steiner School

The Art of Education

the art of education courses

Samford Valley Steiner School is running two Art of Education courses in 2019.

The Art of Education

This is a part-time course of study for prospective Steiner teachers, and teacher aides working in Steiner schools.

The program intends to provide an introduction and overview of the principles that underpin Steiner education.  The course will be held on 8 Saturdays spread across the year. The workshop hours are 8.30am – 3pm and each workshop session will include a morning lecture/discussion followed by an artistic activity in the afternoon.  There will be lectures related to the Anthroposophical perspective of human nature, child development, as well as the elements of child pedagogy. Artistic activities include painting, drawing, clay modelling/ sculpture, blackboard drawing, Eurythmy, Bothmer gymnastics and music.

For more information on the program, including registration details please download the brochure The Art of Education 2019 Brochure.

This is a part-time course of study for people working with young children in a school setting, whether teacher, assistant, support staff or administrator. The program intends to provide an introduction and overview of the principles that underpin Steiner/Waldorf early childhood education.

The course will be held on 8 weekends spread across the year, some during school term and some during non-term time. The programme begins on Saturday mornings at 9am to 5.30pm and finishes on Sunday at 5.30pm. There will be lectures related to the Anthroposophical perspective of human nature, early childhood development, as well as the elements of early childhood pedagogy. Artistic activities include singing, story-telling, puppetry, and Morning Circle. Handwork for the educator includes sewing, felting, knitting and puppet- and toy-making.

For more information on the conference, including registration details please download the brochure Art of Early Childhood Education flyer 2019

Venue
Samford Valley Steiner School is situated on 20 acres of forested land in the beautiful, rural setting of Samford Valley, only 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.  Address is 5 Narrawa Drive, Wights Mountain, QLD 4520.

For all enquiries, please contact Joan Weir at Samford Valley Steiner School jweir@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au or phone 07 3430 9600