Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

Waldorf Preschool Philosophy

Date :25-29 November 2019 Barcelona

Date and Venue:

11.02.2019 - 15.02.2019 Barcelona Spain (Done)

25-29 November 2019 - Barcelona

24-28 February 2020 - Barcelona

20-24 July 2020 – Barcelona


Course Fee: 350€

Waldrof:

If you find a Waldorf school, you can trust that it is true to the Waldorf philosophy, since each school and all of its teachers must be Waldorf certified. This play-based approach is characterized by a predictable structure, providing children with a dependable routine, such as certain days of the week for set activities like baking or gardening, as well as mixed-age classrooms with the same teacher for multiple years.

There is also an emphasis on cooperation, and the setting generally appears like a home—warm and friendly, with wooden toys and natural materials. What stands out about Waldorf is its stance against traditional grading systems and exclusion of media in the curriculum. Waldorf does not include media (computers, videos or electronics of any kind) and also does not involve academics, which means no homework, tests, handouts or even desks. Children are introduced to formal reading skills in the first grade. The programs are “all-weather” and children spend a lot of time outdoors.

 

The course offers the teachers to;

-          Identify the key issues and concerns about Early Childhood Education and Care defined in 2020 ET,

-          understand the similarities and differences of these threee philosophies in education,

-          discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these three philisophies,

-          define the role of teachers in three types of pre-schooling,

-          find out the ways of involving parents into the school system,

-          encourage children to be more independent and inclined towards self-learning,

-          see the role of games and plays in the three philisophies,

-          identify the different ways of self expression in each methodology,

-          understand various assessment ways used in the schools using these philisophies,

-          value creativity and in dependence in the pre-school years,

-          have an idea about how to design s pre-school environment depending on these philisophies in order to reach the children’s personal features and develop them

Target group

·  All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

Preparation

Before the course,

·   A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.

·   They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.A closed Facebook group will be created for getting know each other of all participants and to share practical information.

Validation

· A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

· A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants.

Course Programme:
 

Day 1

Activities

09:00-10:15

Getting To Know Each Other – Presentation Of Participant Organizations (A Five-Minute Presentation)

State The Targets Of Early Childhood And Care Defined İn 2020 ET

Key Issues And Concerns

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45

Give A General Knowledge About The Programmes Used İn Pre-Schools İn Europe

11:45-12:30

       Lunch

12:30-13:30

Focus On The Philosophy : Waldrof

Day 2

Activities

09:00-10:15

Presentation Of Participant Organizations (A Five-Minute Presentation)

State And Discuss The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Waldrof Methodology Used İn Pre-Schools

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45

Give İnformation About Sample Schools Using Waldrof

Philosophy İn Education Systems

11:45-12:30

Lunch

12:30-13:30

Draw A Model Classroom And Define The Role Of Teacher

Depending On The Key İssues Of Waldrof Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3

Activities

09:00-10:15

The Art Of Beıng A Waldorf Teacher

 

Inner Development Of The Educator

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45

What Does It Take To Become A Waldorf Teacher?

Define The Ways Of Reaching The Aim İn The Waldrof Philosophy

11:45-12:30

Lunch

12:30-13:30

School Visit

Artistic And Handwork Activities

Day 4

Activities

09:00-10:15

Self-Administration At Waldrof Schools

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45

The Benefits Of Waldorf Education

Work On The Assessment Ways Of The Waldrof Philosophy

11:45-12:30

Lunch

12:30-13:30

Summarize The Key Points Of The Waldrof Philosophy

Day 5

Activities

09:00-10:15

Overview Of The Course Program

Evaluation Of The Course Program

Filling The Feedback Forms

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45

Europass CV

Europass Mobility Certificate

Participation Certificate

11:45-12:30

Lunch & Departure

 

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