Waldorf Philosophy Of Education

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William & Reggio Approach
By: Pauita Esuh
Early childhood 3B

Waldorf Approach

Philosophy of Education
 Waldorf school tried to help children be able to survive in the future.
 To be successful they will need the ability to think and solve problems.
 Waldorf education is based on an understanding that key to developing problem solving skills for the 21st century is an active imagination and a commitment to pursuing one’s purpose in life.
 Teaches the child's head, hands as well as the heart.

Approach to Instruction
 The school day begins with a long, uninterrupted lesson.
 One subject is the focus; the class deals with it in-depth each morning for several weeks at a time. This long main lesson—which may well run for two hours.
 After the day's lesson, which includes a review of earlier learning, students record what they learned in their lesson books.
 Following recess, teachers present shorter "run-through" lessons with a strongly recitational character.
 Afternoons are devoted to lessons in which the whole child is active: eurythmy (artistically guided movement to music and speech), handwork, or gym, for example.

Current Programs

 There are many schools all over the US.
 Currently there are none in our community.
 With more than 1,000 Waldorf schools in more than 60 countries, over 2,000 Waldorf early childhood programs on five continents, and more than 600 institutions for curative education, Waldorf Education is truly global-not only in its scope, but also in its approach

Success outcomes

 94% attended college or university
 47% chose humanities or arts as a major
 42% chose sciences or math as a major
 89% are highly satisfied in choice of occupation
 91% are active in lifelong education
 92% placed a high value on critical thinking
 90% highly values tolerance of other viewpoints

Reggio Amelia Approach

Philosophy of Education

 Each child constructs their own intelligence from direct
interaction…