Introduction Course to Waldorf Pedagogy for Early Childhood Education in Madrid
Press release 10/20/10 In the Category Education and culture
Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and professor, was the creator of the Waldorf Pedagogy in Germany in the twenties of the last century. Currently, more than 3000 educational centers in 90 countries provide Waldorf-Steiner Education. His methodology and teaching are inextricably linked to the creativity of the teacher.
We know that the little boy apprehends his environment and integrates it through his hands, catching it, touching it, ... while while exploring the world he discovers his characteristics, his essence, and, at the same time, in a gradual and invisible way, he also models his structure mental, making possible the development of thought and understanding of the world around him.
Along with this ability to "pour" into the world, the child brings with it another extraordinary faculty: IMITATION . Thanks to her, the child learns from human adults to stand and walk, to speak and to think. They are the three fundamental pillars for its future development. In addition, thanks to the imitation, you can integrate the gestures of adults, revealing their essence, their feelings, their thoughts ... Thus, the entire physical and human environment will be printed, gradually, in the child's soul, configuring it so that the budding man emerges that bids on each child to reach Being. This reminds us of the enormous responsibility that as teachers and as parents we have before the child to be worthy of being imitated ...
In fact, he understands his surroundings by DOING - by imitation - through his hands, exploring materials and objects, through movement, through imagination, through artistic activities and stories and theaters ...
OBJECTIVES: For these basic aspects, mentioned above, we can see that the foundation of this Introduction Course to Waldorf Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education is the inner development of the teacher and his training to practice research on the human being, training to learn to observe and characterize the child, in order to know his true needs and promote the deployment of his genuine individual being.
AIMED AT: Teachers, graduates, early childhood education technicians, “mothers and fathers day” and, in general, to all those people, fathers, mothers or education professionals, who are looking for new ways and strategies to address their daily work in the kindergarten classroom or at home.
METHODOLOGY : The course consists of 60 contact hours (6 credits) distributed in 5 modules. These will be taught between the months of October and November of 2010. The contents will be presented from the environment and experience of the four seasons of the year and their consequent methodology and teaching.
Each module will consist of three strips:
§ Presentations and colloquies about the knowledge of the human being and the Waldorf methodological approach.
§ Artistic activities: painting in watercolor, modeling with wax and mud, corros, singing and pentatonic music ...
§ Manual activities to learn how to prepare and work with the teaching material: Doll making, theater preparation, wool workshop, sewing, objects to be made with children in the setting of each season, etc., etc.
COURSE PRESENTATION CONFERENCE:
The course will be presented in a conference, open and free, under the title: Waldorf Pedagogy: Respect for the child, by Don Antonio Malagón Golderos, Director of the Waldorf Pedagogy Training Center. It will take place at the Tomillo Foundation, on January 24, 2011, at 7.30 pm.
MODULE I: January 28 and 29, 2011
THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN BEING. THE TALES AND THE IMAGINATION OF THE CHILD.
Mr. Antonio Malagón Golderos, Bachelor of History and Geography. Professor at the Micael de Las Rozas Free School and Director of the Waldorf Pedagogy Training Center. Mrs. Thurit Armbruster, Graduate in Journalism and Diploma in Early Childhood Education, founding teacher of the Waldorf School "The Blue Bridge" of Valladolid.
* Waldorf Early Childhood Education in the world. The anthroposophical understanding of the human being.
* Teacher self-education.
* The program of activities in the Infant School.
* The artistic activities of the week: Modeling, wool and other artistic activities ...
* Activities and development of teaching materials of the autumn season.
MODULE II: February 18 and 19, 2011
THE PHASES OF CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT. FESTIVALS OF THE ANNUAL CYCLE THE EDUCATION OF THE SENSES: SENSORY INTEGRATION.
Ms. Pilar Pérez, Bachelor of German Philology, Waldorf Primary School teacher at the Micael Free School of Las Rozas in Madrid. Doña Elena Martín-Artajo y Bastos, Bachelor of Pedagogy and Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Waldorf Children's Education teacher at the Aravaca Children's School (Madrid).
* The phases of child development.
* Christian holidays.
* The education of the senses in the Infant School and at home.
* Motor, games and corros.
* Activities and elaboration of didactic materials of the winter time.
(This module will be held at the Waldorf School in Aravaca. Calle Cenit, 10)
MODULE III: March 11 and 12, 2011
THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM OF A WALDORF CHILD SCHOOL
Ms. Heidi Bieler, Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher. Waldorf Early Childhood teacher. Mrs. Alicia Martinez, Waldorf Children's Education teacher.
* Activities and development of teaching materials from the spring and summer season.
* The different types of stories. The table theaters.
* Development of dolls.
MODULE IV: April 1 and 2, 2011
THE TEACHER'S SELF-EDUCATION. METHODOLOGY OF CHILD EDUCATION
Mr. Antonio Malagón Golderos. and Ms. Inés Gámez, Primary Education teacher and President of the Waldorf Day Mothers Association.
* The Education of Will. The personal development of the teacher in the encounter with the child.
* The first three years of the child's life.
* Walk, talk, think: Three milestones in early childhood
* Pentatonic music activities for children. (Harps)
MODULE V: April 15 and 16, 2011
THE EDUCATION OF THINKING AND MEMORY: THE FREE GAME. THE MUTUAL LEARNING SCHOOL COMMUNITY.
Don Antonio Malagón, Mrs. Elena Martín-Artajo Bastos.
* Free Play and the education of thinking and memory.
* Work with the Family. The school community, everyone's learning.
SCHEDULE OF ALL MODULES: from 17.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
CHARACTERISTICS AND ACCREDITATIONS: The Waldorf Early Childhood Education Introduction Course will be Certified by the Thyme Foundation and accredited by the Ministry of Education (Educational Training, Research and Innovation Institute)
PLACES WHERE THE COURSE WILL BE CARRIED OUT:
Tomillo Foundation. Serrano Street 136. Madrid. Telephone: 91 5619007
Waldorf School of Aravaca. Cenit Street, 10. Aravaca 28023 Madrid.
REGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE: Tomillo Foundation Open Center: 91 5619007 E-mail: