Every year in India in May a group of dedicated and highly qualified Waldorf teachers from across the world, come together to train men and women to work as Waldorf educators in schools, children's homes, special need centers, school initiatives and homeschools. Below is a detailed description of the training seminar and contact details for anyone who is interested. The seminar is a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with Waldorf education and to further existing knowledge, as well as be immersed in the deep and rich Indian culture and way of life.
THE THIRTEENTH WALDORF (RUDOLF STEINER) EDUCATION SEMINAR
AT D. C. SCHOOL IN KHANDALA, MAHARASHTRA, MAY 2011
Celebrating Dr. Rudolf Steiners 150th birth anniversary in 2011
The seminar will be conducted in two one-week sessions:
The first week, from 5 pm on Sunday, May 15, until 1 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2011, will be for beginners and those who are new to Waldorf (Rudolf Steiner) Education.
The second week, from 5 pm on Sunday, May 22, until lunch time on Saturday, May 28, 2011, will be open to those who are acquainted with Waldorf Education (the advanced group), as well as participants from the first week. Appropriate groups will be formed.
The venue of the seminar will be Bai Dhunmai Cawasji Public School (commonly known as D. C. School) in Khandala, which is a hill station in Maharashtra. Khandala can be reached from Mumbai (CST or Dadar) or Pune by car, bus or train (Khandala or Lonavla station on Central Railway). Tel. no. of D. C. School is: 02114 269153.
The cost of boarding and lodging (in dormitories at the school) is Rs. 250 per head, per day; tuition fees are Rs. 1,700 per head, per week. Please make the total payment IN CASH upon arrival. Registration fee is an additional Rs. 100 per head, to be sent with the registration form. Thank you.
You are requested to bring the following items with you: 2 bed sheets, a pillow and pillow case, water bottle, mosquito repellent, hat or cap, comfortable shoes for activities, torch, candle, personal first-aid kit, a musical instrument if you play one, a recorder (C-flute), photos of your school for the evening presentation and bathing suit, if you wish to swim in the school pool. Children and pets cannot be accommodated.
Participants are expected to have good knowledge of English. We are confident that this seminar will be very successful with your kind cooperation. Together we will learn and have a happy time.
SOME OF THE SEMINAR SUBJECTS WILL BE:
1.Anthroposophy of Dr. Rudolf Steiner
2.Child Development in the light of Spiritual Science
3.The Four Temperaments
4.Nature and Ecology
5.The Waldorf Kindergarten
6.The Waldorf School Curriculum
7.Mentoring and giving guidance to new teachers in Waldorf schools
ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:
1.Eurythmy a modern art of movement
2.Water colour painting
5.Singing and flute playing
6.Poetry and drama
7.Classroom games and outdoor games
Those who will be teaching at the Khandala Seminar are Waldorf teachers from India and abroad, having many years of teaching experience in established Waldorf schools and Waldorf education training institutions.