Richard Moore: On Steiner Waldorf Education
Richard Moore, one of the founding members of the Iona School in Nottingham will talk about an alternative method of educating children, Steiner Waldorf education.
- From: Thursday 19 March 2015, 12 am
- To: Thursday 19 March 2015, 12 am
- Location: CHR1803, Lecture Theatre 4, Chaucer, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
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School education is in crisis and the crisis seems to be deepening year by year. Many critics argue that the key purpose of school education has been reduced to a mere preparation for the passing of tests and exams. This is a time when alternative methods of educating children are getting more attention. Richard Moore, one of the founding members of the Iona School in Nottingham, will talk about one of these alternatives, Steiner Waldorf education. While emphasising imaginative and joyful learning Steiner Waldorf teachers assess individual pupils' development, learning and wellbeing during the day to day life of the classroom rather than relying on formal tests such as SATs.
This talk is addressed to both, staff and students. It might be especially interesting for parents with pre-school children. The talk is introduced by Alina Hughes if the School of Architecture and Dr Andreas Wittel of the School of Arts and Humanities. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion and for an exhibition of some examples of children's work.