Discover Waldorf Education: An Overview, Grades one through twelve
Video Description:Millennialchild.com has created a short and lively introduction to Waldorf education through the paintings and drawings of Waldorf students, grades one through twelve. An informative narration by Eugene Schwartz describes the powerful impact the Waldorf method has on the developing child.
It is a pedagogy based upon the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy.
Learning is interdisciplinary, integrates practical, artistic, and intellectual elements, and is coordinated with "natural rhythms of everyday life".
The Waldorf approach emphasizes the role of the imagination in learning, developing thinking that includes a creative as well as an analytic component.
Studies of the education describe its overarching goal as providing young people the basis on which to develop into free, moral and integrated individuals, and to help every child fulfill his or her unique destiny (the existence of which anthroposophy posits).
Schools and teachers are given considerable freedom to define curricula within collegial structures.