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Thursday, 7 February 2008

Waldorf Homeschooling Curriculum

Assalamu alaykum,
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.
Insh'Allah.
Here are some links:
http://www.oakmeadow.com/school.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_Education
http://www.steinerwaldorf.org.uk/curriculum.htm

Anyone out there using Waldorf?

4 comments:

Melisa Nielsen said...

Hi there! I came across your blog this morning and wanted to offer you support through a list I run for Waldorf homeschooling families. It can be found at yahoo groups under homeschoolingwaldorf. I also publish a weekly Waldorf homeschooling newsletter that is free and can be found at www.alittlegardenflower.com

Blessings to you on your journey!!

Melisa Nielsen

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Hello Melissa,
thank you for your kind message. I will look at the list and website.
Regards
muslimah trying to home edu

J's mum said...

Welcome to the world of Waldorf, lovely to see your blog, we are also a Waldorf Inspired homeschooling family we live in New Zealand.
Nicky

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Hi Nicky, thanks for visiting. Yes we are looking into Waldorf. We are very beginners so we need all the help that we can get. It's shame that here in Uk it's a known method as in other countries. No much information can be found.
Nice to hear from other Waldorf Inspired homeschooling families.