The First Teachers Course 1919 in 2019: July 6-14 at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland in English/ German. From July 6-14, 2019 The Pedagogical Section is reviving the 'The First Teachers Course' of the first Waldorf school which took place in 1919. In the first teacher education course Rudolf Steiner laid the foundations for the Waldorf/Steiner schools. And what a strong foundation this is! In lectures, discussion groups and artistic workshops we will work with the notes taken by the participants in 1919 which led to the publications of 'The Foundations of Human Experience', 'Practical Advice to Teachers' and 'Discussions with Teachers'. In this way we will find new approaches to the foundations of the Waldorf/Steiner schools and revitalize them. We hope that this special 2019 conference will serve as a strong impulse for the future. The conference will be based on a special edition of the 'The First Teachers Course'. The three parts of the course have been newly edited and chronologically arranged and will be published to coincide with the Waldorf Centenary. More info here.
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