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As early as 1884, while tutoring a boy with special needs, Steiner began a lifelong interest in applying spiritual knowledge to the practical aspects of life. Steiner originally published the essay at the core of this book in 1907. It represents his earliest ideas on education, in which he lays out the soul spiritual processes of human development, describing the need to u As early as 1884, while tutoring a boy with special needs, Steiner began a lifelong interest in applying spiritual knowledge to the practical aspects of life. Steiner originally published the essay at the core of this book in 1907. It represents his earliest ideas on education, in which he lays out the soul spiritual processes of human development, describing the need to understand how the being of a child develops through successive "births," beginning with the physical body's entry into earthly life, and culminating in the emergence of the "I"-being with adulthood. Also included are several early lectures on education, ranging from 1906 to 1911, well before the birth of the Waldorf movement in 1919. CONTENTS: "The Education of the Child in the Light of Spiritual Science," essay "Teaching from a Foundation of Spiritual Insight," Berlin, May 14, 1906 "Education in the Light of Spiritual Science," Cologne, December 1, 1906 "Education and Spiritual Science," Berlin, January 24, 1907 "Interests, Talent, and Educating Children," Nuremberg, November 14, 1910 "Interests, Talent, and Education," Berlin, January 12, 1911


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As early as 1884, while tutoring a boy with special needs, Steiner began a lifelong interest in applying spiritual knowledge to the practical aspects of life. Steiner originally published the essay at the core of this book in 1907. It represents his earliest ideas on education, in which he lays out the soul spiritual processes of human development, describing the need to u As early as 1884, while tutoring a boy with special needs, Steiner began a lifelong interest in applying spiritual knowledge to the practical aspects of life. Steiner originally published the essay at the core of this book in 1907. It represents his earliest ideas on education, in which he lays out the soul spiritual processes of human development, describing the need to understand how the being of a child develops through successive "births," beginning with the physical body's entry into earthly life, and culminating in the emergence of the "I"-being with adulthood. Also included are several early lectures on education, ranging from 1906 to 1911, well before the birth of the Waldorf movement in 1919. CONTENTS: "The Education of the Child in the Light of Spiritual Science," essay "Teaching from a Foundation of Spiritual Insight," Berlin, May 14, 1906 "Education in the Light of Spiritual Science," Cologne, December 1, 1906 "Education and Spiritual Science," Berlin, January 24, 1907 "Interests, Talent, and Educating Children," Nuremberg, November 14, 1910 "Interests, Talent, and Education," Berlin, January 12, 1911

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    This collection of some of Steiner's early lectures on education and human development, from birth to about adolescence, has tons of information on the educational context for the elementary grades. I found it helpful as a high school teacher to understand where my students are coming from (e.g., their experiences in the grades), and this collection of lectures provides that context. 2020 update: dude. the last two lectures about interests and talents in developing children (the ages are vague in This collection of some of Steiner's early lectures on education and human development, from birth to about adolescence, has tons of information on the educational context for the elementary grades. I found it helpful as a high school teacher to understand where my students are coming from (e.g., their experiences in the grades), and this collection of lectures provides that context. 2020 update: dude. the last two lectures about interests and talents in developing children (the ages are vague in his 1907–1911 pedagogical stuff, but I’m assuming he means the lower grades) are some of the more surprising and confusing lectures bro has given. I get what he’s getting at. Also, I don’t get it. And I have nobody to converse with about them! Still, as far as foundational ideas, you can’t get much better than this: “If we do not believe in an inwardly free soul [that can direct its own activity and ‘be satisfied with the activity itself’], we cannot teach effectively.”

  2. 5 out of 5

    G

    Well, it's Steiner, so what can I say. Talks a lot about spiritual science. Not really what I expected based o the book title. That said, he's thoughts and bases on education seem timeless as some examples fit perfectly in today's life, even though some of the lectures where written 100 years ago. But hey, I'm all for Waldorf education... Well, it's Steiner, so what can I say. Talks a lot about spiritual science. Not really what I expected based o the book title. That said, he's thoughts and bases on education seem timeless as some examples fit perfectly in today's life, even though some of the lectures where written 100 years ago. But hey, I'm all for Waldorf education...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ovidiu Danciulescu

    Verry useful advices for parents that wanna open they eyes... for one healthy education for the child: mind, body, soul and spirit! I like all the advices and i like that i can apply them and see the results! The reactions of child are as the book say’s... (ex.: red / yellow clothes = the restless child is quiet... etc)

  4. 5 out of 5

    siriusedward

    so many ideas and thought to ponder upon. Thanks Mr.Steiner for many of your thoughts. Maybe I don't agree with everything but you have given me much more ideas to implement and somethings to correct and some thoughts to think. so many ideas and thought to ponder upon. Thanks Mr.Steiner for many of your thoughts. Maybe I don't agree with everything but you have given me much more ideas to implement and somethings to correct and some thoughts to think.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sorairo

    Una lettura complicata per chi non ha studi di pedagogia o antroposofismo,ammetto di aver capito parzialmente, ma utile per genitori ed educatori. Oggi giorno l'educazione è troppo coercitva, obbligata, non tiene conto dei tempi e ritmi del bambino, violando la naturale crescita. Il bambino dovrebbe crescere libero, senza forzature nel camminare, parlare, pensare, cominciando da un'educazione libera ed artistica che sfocerà abbastanza tardi nell'intellettuale. Alcuni punti li ho trovati troppo es Una lettura complicata per chi non ha studi di pedagogia o antroposofismo,ammetto di aver capito parzialmente, ma utile per genitori ed educatori. Oggi giorno l'educazione è troppo coercitva, obbligata, non tiene conto dei tempi e ritmi del bambino, violando la naturale crescita. Il bambino dovrebbe crescere libero, senza forzature nel camminare, parlare, pensare, cominciando da un'educazione libera ed artistica che sfocerà abbastanza tardi nell'intellettuale. Alcuni punti li ho trovati troppo esoterici e tirati per i capelli, ma è indiscutibile di come sia vergnognoso che Steiner nel 1919 fosse giunto alla conclusione che la nostra è una cultura in cui si pretende di anticipare troppo l'educazione e si forzano troppo i ragazzi, mentre noi li forziamo sempre più e ci lamentiamo dei problemi che ovviamente ci danno. Scuola Waldorf o no, occorrerebbe prendere spunto da questo sistema d'insegnamento o meglio di crescita.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tejsweeta

    As a First book to read by Steiner, and someone who isn't a 'believer' in all the astral body, and vital force stuff, it is hard to read it without getting rather annoyed. My instinctive thoughts on 'education' is to treat children like human beings, and not like little fragile works in progress, whose liver might not form if they are taught writing, and whose astral sheath with come apart if they are exposed to thinking and reasoning before the age of 14 of whatever. I guess what goes against m As a First book to read by Steiner, and someone who isn't a 'believer' in all the astral body, and vital force stuff, it is hard to read it without getting rather annoyed. My instinctive thoughts on 'education' is to treat children like human beings, and not like little fragile works in progress, whose liver might not form if they are taught writing, and whose astral sheath with come apart if they are exposed to thinking and reasoning before the age of 14 of whatever. I guess what goes against my gut, is the underlying feeling of controlling what they need to be exposed to, rather than going with the flow, because 'we' the grown ups know about the various physical and astral bodies and stuff. Erm anyway, I don't know about them, have to read more, but sounds too esoteric for me.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Steiner's lectures weave Anthroposophical principles together with airy pictures of how to educate children and how to be present with children in the spirit of enlivening. For complete context of the ideas presented in this series of lectures, it is helpful to have read Esoteric Science, Theosophy and Philosophy of Freedom. Steiner's lectures weave Anthroposophical principles together with airy pictures of how to educate children and how to be present with children in the spirit of enlivening. For complete context of the ideas presented in this series of lectures, it is helpful to have read Esoteric Science, Theosophy and Philosophy of Freedom.

  8. 4 out of 5

    James

    DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO SUCH A SCHOOL! Steiner was a cult leader; his writings are the ravings of something of a lunatic. For those of us with a semblane of a connection to reality, we can see that Steiner - and Waldorf, camphill and Anthroposophy - are dangerous, whacky cultic communities. Reader beware.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Pyper

    Interesting set of essays relating to child education from the perspective of spiritual science. The writing is a bit dense, but otherwise insightful. I read this to get a better understanding of the Waldorf method of education.

  10. 4 out of 5

    James

    Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf Method of teaching, outlines his fundamental philosophy of spiritual science in these lectures. He develops the key concepts of an achievably-expressed imagination, intuition, and inspiration that drive Waldorf Education and enable it to focus on different age-based teachings. These lectures provide the theory behind Waldorf Education and outline how and why this unqiue education system is organised as it is. I preferred A Modern Art of Education, in which Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf Method of teaching, outlines his fundamental philosophy of spiritual science in these lectures. He develops the key concepts of an achievably-expressed imagination, intuition, and inspiration that drive Waldorf Education and enable it to focus on different age-based teachings. These lectures provide the theory behind Waldorf Education and outline how and why this unqiue education system is organised as it is. I preferred A Modern Art of Education, in which these theories are applied to education, because of its practical use to me as a teacher. The Education of a Child, however, really explores Steiner's philosophy and theories of education seen through spiritual science. After a firmer foundation of educational practices, I think these lectures will be more useful.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jaimie Franchi

    I really enjoyed this, which I actually listened to as an audiobook rather than reading with my own eyes. Some of his more woo-woo ideas are a bit much for me, but I think if you read them as a metaphor rather than a literal interpretation, he's still making excellent points. I do wonder how shocked Steiner would be to see the lives of children today. I do think he greatly privelages Western civilization over all others, and this bothers me, but I still find his ideas generally compelling. I really enjoyed this, which I actually listened to as an audiobook rather than reading with my own eyes. Some of his more woo-woo ideas are a bit much for me, but I think if you read them as a metaphor rather than a literal interpretation, he's still making excellent points. I do wonder how shocked Steiner would be to see the lives of children today. I do think he greatly privelages Western civilization over all others, and this bothers me, but I still find his ideas generally compelling.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Riccardo

    Dall'eclettico filosofo di inizio Novecento, fondatore della celebre scuola steineriana, una riflessione profonda sui metodo pedagogico. Una teoria educativa basata sulla libera espressione delle potenzialità del bambino attraverso l'apprendimento di tutte le arti. Per formare degli individui liberi da condizionamenti in cui pensiero, cultura, sentimento e volontà cooperino in armonia. Dall'eclettico filosofo di inizio Novecento, fondatore della celebre scuola steineriana, una riflessione profonda sui metodo pedagogico. Una teoria educativa basata sulla libera espressione delle potenzialità del bambino attraverso l'apprendimento di tutte le arti. Per formare degli individui liberi da condizionamenti in cui pensiero, cultura, sentimento e volontà cooperino in armonia.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Reza Wahadj

    Practical ways to apply more philosophical advice from Steiner for children. If you ever want to read the very finest book ever written by a not-at-all-flaky clairvoyant scientist genius saintly guy, this would be my highest recommendation.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nadiad

    A cery good book aout the education of the children, from the perspective of the antroposophy.

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