Edinburgh Steiner School

Foundation Seminar

Work arising from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner

A journey of discovery on fourteen Saturdays from October 2016 to June 2017

at
Edinburgh Steiner School, 60 Spylaw Road Edinburgh EH10 5BR

This course offers an opportunity to explore the ideas of Rudolf Steiner at a deeper level under the guidance of experienced teachers and in a supportive group setting.

Each Saturday will have study/seminar components as well as a variety of artistic sessions.

The following themes will be covered:

  • Life phases in children and adults
  • Rudolf Steiner’s life and work
  • The threefold human being
  • The fourfold human being
  • Aspects of evolution
  • Destiny and reincarnation
  • The twelve senses and the seven life processes
  • The inner path of development
  • A new approach to science
  • The festivals and the seasons
  • An overview of practical activities arising from Rudolf Steiner’s work

Ongoing artistic activities will include painting, eurythmy, creative speech, drama, crafts, storytelling, etc.

The start and end of the day, as well as lunch, coffee and tea times will take place together with the Edinburgh Steiner School Teacher Training Course.

After successfully completing the full Foundation Seminar students will have the opportunity to embark on further studies, either on the second and third year of the Teacher Training Course or other courses that are available.

Session dates

tbc

Course directors

Astrid Maclean: Former Steiner/Waldorf class teacher and Course Director and curriculum specialist on the Teacher Training Course

Bridget Beagan: Home-maker, social pedagogue and one of the carrying group of Garvald Home Farm

Course tutors

All tutors on the course are life-long students of Rudolf Steiner’s work and philosophy as well as experienced adult educators. They include following:

Bridget Beagan: Home-maker, social peagogue and one of the carrying group of Garvald Home Farm

Nick Brett: Steiner/Waldorf teacher and former biodynamic farmer

Katherine Buchanan: Researcher and teacher in Goethean artistic science

Isaac Cardwell: Steiner/Waldorf class teacher

Anne Fleming: Steiner/Waldorf class and art teacher

Rachel Craig: Architectural and spatial designer, Steiner/Waldorf Upper and Lower School teacher and professional felt-maker

Gerda Crichton: Community musician and educator for special needs

Tatjana Krebs, Eurythmist and biodynamic gardener

Annie Lord: Steiner/Waldorf art teacher

Astrid Maclean: Former Steiner/Waldorf class teacher and Course Director and curriculum specialist on the Teacher Training Course

Christian Maclean: Publisher Floris Books

Emily Maclean: Therapeutic speech practitioner and Steiner/Waldorf language teacher

Peter Snow: Former Steiner/Waldorf Upper School teacher, story-teller and author, with a keen interest in drama

Applications

Those coming to this course will need to commit to the year, but certain topics can also be attended as individual modules for those who can’t commit to a full year.

Apply for interview

Email Astrid Maclean or phone the School Office 0131-337 3410

Cost: £1,200 including materials. Payable by monthly direct debit.