Events

2018

25 - 27 May 2018
Religion Teachers' Conference (in German)

21 - 23 September 2018
Pädagogik Tagung Mittelstufe (in German)

15 - 19 October 2018
Forschungswoche zur Allgemeinen Menschenkunde (in German)
Only by invitation!

28 - 31 October 2018
Conference for Educational Support Teachers (in English, German)

15 - 18 November 2018
Meeting of the International Forum for Waldorf Steiner Education
Only by invitation!

2019

18 - 19 January 2019
Gesamtschweizerische WeiterBildungsTage (in German, French, Italian)

15 - 19 April 2019
World Early Childhood Conference
in cooperation with IASWECE

14 - 16 June 2019
Religion Teachers' Conference (in German)

16 - 20 June 2019
Ausbildungsseminar Religionslehrer (in German)

6 - 14 July 2019
100 Years 'First Teacher Training Course'

27. - 31. Oktober 2019
Conference for Educational Support Teachers (in English, German)

14 - 17 November 2019
Meeting of the International Forum for Waldorf Steiner Education
Only by invitation!

News

Middle School

Claus-Peter Röh focusses on the middle school. Claus-Peter is head of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum/ Switzerland... [more]

Teacher Education

Florian Osswald talks about a new concept in Steiner Waldorf teacher education. Florian is head of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum/ Switzerland... [more]

New Waldorf World List 2018

The first Waldorf School opened in September 1919 in Stuttgart, the first Waldorf Kindergarten in 1926. Today there are 1149 Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner schools in 65 countries and 1817 Waldorf kindergartens in 67 countries. Since 2016, the directory of Waldorf Kindergartens and Waldorf Schools is published in a joint list… [more]

Easter Journal

Themes in our new Journal: Educating the educator, focus on the middle school, founding impulses, college meetings, views into the classroom… [more]

World Early Childhood Conference

April 15-19, 2019, Goetheanum

"Inner Freedom - Social Responsibility: Finding Ways to a Human Future"... [more]  

Annual Report 2017

In the annual report (in German) of the Education Department you can find a short desription of our work, tasks, projects and of our financial situation… [more]

Kindergartens all over the world: shelter and protection for the youngest

From the very beginning, Waldorf education has also been a social impulse for the protection of children. Because we believe that every child has the right to grow up healthy and protected, we would like to call to your attention the situation of several kindergartens: Armenia’s first Waldorf Kindergarten in need of premises; inclusive Kindergarten in southern Sri Lanka; a safe space for China’s poorest children; courageous Waldorf pioneers in Myanmar...[more]

Centenary conference 100 Years of Teacher Education

*First Teacher Education Course 1919 in 2019*
Centenary conference July 6-14, 2019 at the Goetheanum, Dornach/ Schwitzerland
In English/ German
From July 6th to 14th, 2019 The Pedagogical Section is reviving the 'First Teacher Education Course' of the first Waldorf school which took place in 1919... [more]

Waldorf 100 and 1100 postcards

Soon postcards from 1100 Waldorf Steiner Schools worldwide will be displayed in front of our office at the Goetheanum. The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in more than 70 countries around the globe. And more all the time. We are making our Centennial an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions. In 2019 there will be a conference '100 Years of First Teacher Training Course' at the Goetheanum.

Visits for professional groups

Welcome to the Goetheanum! We offer visits to the Goetheanum for students from teacher trainings, teaching staff, interested persons from kindergartens and schools, graduating classes, students and others... [more]

Project 'Teach the Teachers'

Today and in the future we need people who adapt Steiner's educational impulse to their own culture and implement it in a contemporary way. The project 'Teach the Teachers' by the Pedagogical Section and the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education (Hague Circle) addresses this issue. The project group is/was organising colloquia on each continent as platforms for teacher educators from early childhood to high school to meet and find their common ground. These meetings are the starting point for further, ongoing work and the foundation for an international network of teacher educators. A project group will collect the results of the colloquia, define aims and objectives for teacher education and describe their implementation… [more]

Journal Transitions in Childhood

"Transitions in the life of the child from birth to age 14 - Understanding their significance and meaning for later life"  was the theme of an international conference of early childhood educator, teachers, and doctors, held at the Goetheanum in April 2015. The keynote lectures in this volume view the pivotal points when the child's consciousness shifts to new awareness and new capacities. The scope of development shared from both pedagogical and medical perspectives is important for all teachers… [more]

Key Characteristics of Waldorf Education

The International Forum for Steiner Waldorf Education (IF) at its meetings in Vienna/Austria on 17 May 2015 and in Arles/France on 7 May 2016 revised and re-adopted the document “Key characteristics of Waldorf education” – first adopted in Harduf/Israel on 14 November 2014 – as binding guidance for the worldwide Waldorf school movement. These features have been formulated in such a way as to be generally valid and may be supplemented by specific cultural characteristics for use in a school’s own country. They wish to place the emphasis on and strengthen diversity, individuality and openness to development. They supplement the characteristics adopted by the International Forum for Steiner Waldorf Education (Hague Circle) in 2009... [more]