Rudolf Steiner’s Pedagogy in the Norwegian model of academic teacher education in the Institute of Pedagogy of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland

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On October 27–28, 2022, eight academic teachers from the Institute of Pedagogy at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, took part in a free training course on Waldorf pedagogy. The project “Rudolf Steiner’s Pedagogy in the Norwegian Model of Education” benefits from a grant worth EUR 5,460 received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Funds.

The training – in a classroom format – was conducted by trainers, employees of Rudolf Steiner University College in Oslo: Prof. Marius Wahl Gran and Prof. Frode Barkved. The training was aimed at improving the competence of research and teaching staff and intensifying their further professional development.

The classes were conducted in English, in four thematic areas:

(1) Waldorf Schools – the historical background and intentions of Rudolf Steiner

(2) Anthroposophy. Rudolf Steiner, spiritual learning as inspiration for education

(3) Going into the Waldorf Curriculum through painting exercises. Examples of educational goals, tasks and content. Methodology and didactics of teaching in Waldorf schools

(4) The spatial dimension of Waldorf Education, Rudolf Steiner’s impulse in art and architecture