I am so fascinated about the Waldorf method of teaching.
I am just looking into it now.
What fascinating me about Waldorf Method?
Waldorf schooling method look at the whole child 'heart,head and hands'.
The aim is to create a genuine love of learning in the child by freely using arts and activities! It looks to me like if the base of Waldorf teaching is 'unschooling'., No school, no grades, no exams, no copmpetitions between children, just pure love for learning.
[Consistent with his philosophy called Anthroposophy, Steiner designed a curriculum responsive to the developmental phases in childhood and nurturing of children's imagination. He thought that schools should cater to the needs of children rather than the demands of the government or economic forces, so he developed schools that encourage creativity and free-thinking.]http://www.steiner-australia.org/other/Wald_faq.html
I am also looking into Oak Meadow and the possibility to register my older one.
I think my boys would benefit from the method of teaching as it allowed them to explore in a tactile way.
Here are some links:
Anyone out there using Waldorf?
Thursday, 7 February 2008