Goetheanum Adult Education Programme

Adult Education Program

Anthroposophy and anthroposophic initiatives, now in the second century after their inauguration, find themselves in a changed world. What they can contribute to meeting the challenges of this world has become more relevant and accessible. At the same time the awareness of contexts and the longing for personalized learning paths and authentic learning experiences calls for new approaches in anthroposophic adult education.

Nexte Seminars

Module I: Modelling ways to address development and karma
perspective on Christ

19.05.2021 - 22.05.2021

Module II: Modelling ways to address Goetheanism and Steiner’s

01.06.2022 - 04.06.2022

Modules I & II are designed as a unity but can be attended separately.

Methodology

WE AIM TO…
... create a network and a platform for adult educators in anthroposophic professional training and professional development:
• share, reflect and give feedback on practical examples of teaching settings (such as presentations, seminars and exercises)
• face contemporary challenges in teaching anthroposophy today
• present best practice examples, paradigms and new findings in methods and theory of adult education
• foster further collegial exchange and collaboration

Program

What knowledge and capabilities does the next generation of colleagues and leaders in anthroposophic institutions bring with them and what essential knowledge would allow them to guide their institutions into the future? It is challenging and rewarding to relate this knowledge and these capabilities to the tension between established anthroposophic practices, current academic research findings, and the ideas, exercises and practices suggested by Rudolf Steiner. This work takes place within contemporary discourses and challenges such as digital change, state accreditation, the heritage of colonialism, interreligious dialogue and gender mainstreaming – to name only a few.

All of this calls for professional development and exchange between adult educators in anthroposophic professional trainings and professional development programs. With the Goetheanum Adult Education Program (GAEP) we invite you to share your experience and knowledge with colleagues from around the world, to learn from other professional adult educators in practical exercises and to lay the foundations of a network for fostering the further development of anthroposophy and anthroposophic initiatives.

Participants

WE INVITE...
... instructors in anthroposophic professional and vocational programs, such as Anthroposophic Medicine, Steiner Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, artistic training and so on who are looking for an exchange of ideas, sharing of best practices and professional development in how to teach and mediate anthroposophy in contemporary ways.

AS A CO-CREATOR…
... your contributions out of your own questions and expertise will build the heart of the program. We would therefore like to invite you to share your core questions in anthroposophic adult education and your interests, experiences and current challenges in teaching the themes of development and karma: what approaches or methods have been successful and what obstacles have you come across?

We will design the afternoon colloquium based on the aspects of your practice that you share in step 2 of the application process.

All participants are invited to bring longer or shorter contributions to the colloquium.

Depending on the number of contributions and their length, we may also organize parallel sessions that focus on specific themes.

Between Module I and II

Project

In the time between module I and module II you have the opportunity to work individually or in a team. You are invited to contribute to a relevant theme in anthroposophic adult education through exchange in a group that is created during the program, by relating the chosen topic to the latest research findings in educational science and through discussing best practice and literature. For module II you will prepare a presentation of your results and hand in an essay for the participants (with an option for publication in a book or journal). On request, your process can be supported by experts in the field or by colleagues. The topics and groups will be identified during the morning session of day four. Schedule and activities

Projects

In the time between module I and module II you have the opportunity to work individually or in team. You are invited to contribute to a relevant theme in anthroposophic adult education through exchange in a group that is created during the program, by relating the chosen topic to the latest research findings in educational science and through discussing best practice and literature. For module II you will prepare a presentation of your results and hand in an essay for the participants (with an option for publication in a book or journal). On request, your process can be supported by experts in the field or by colleagues. The topics and groups will be identified during the morning session of day four. Schedule and activities

Co-responsibles

Stefan Langhammer

Florian Osswald

Edda Nehmiz

Tischlerin, Studium der Politik & Organisation und Pädagogik in Deutschland, Großbritannien und der Schweiz. Seit 2006 im Bereich Studium und Weiterbildung am Goetheanum tätig. Sie gibt dem Bereich die organisatorische Grundstruktur und ist besonders mit der Frage befasst, wie Form und Inhalt im Bezug auf Organisation und Lehrinhalte zusammengehen, um eine freilassende Lernumgebung zu ermöglichen.

studium@goetheanum.ch

Robin Schmidt

Studium der Philosophie, Kulturgeschichte und Erziehungswissenschaft. Leiter der Forschungsstelle Kulturimpuls. Forschung und Publikationen zu Fragen der Geschichte und zu Gegenwartsfragen der Anthroposophie. Lehrtätigkeit zu Grundlagen der Anthroposophie, insbesondere zu Entwicklung des Denkens, Gegenwartsfragen und Meditation.

matthias-girke

* 1954 en Alemania

Matthias Girke es médico especialista en Medicina Interna, Diabetología y Medicina Paliativa. Fue co-fundador y director del Servicio de Medicina General e Interna del Hospital de Comunidad Havelhöhe, Clínica de Medicina Antroposófica, durante más de 21 años. Desde entonces trabaja como consultor/asesor, así como en el ambulatorio de consultas externas de dicha clínica. En septiembre de 2016 asumió la dirección de la Sección Médica de Libre Universidad de la Ciencia Espiritual del Goetheanum en Suiza y desde abril de 2017 es miembro de la junta directiva de la Sociedad General Antroposófica.

francesca.volpe@goetheanum.ch Medizinische Sektion

constanza-kaliks

* 1967 en Chile

Estudios de Matemáticas y Pedagogía Waldorf, doctorado en Ciencias de la Educación con disertación sobre Nicolás de Cusa. 19 años de extensa actividad como maestra Waldorf y profesora en la formación de maestros en São Paulo. Está casada y tiene dos hijos. Desde 2012 es directora de la Sección para la Juventud en el Goetheanum y miembro de la Dirección de la Escuela Superior Libre para la Ciencia Espiritual. Desde finales de marzo 2015 es miembro del Vorstand de la Sociedad Antroposófica General.

patricia.sethaler@goetheanum.ch ioana.viscrianu@goetheanum.ch

Application

The application consists of a CV detailing educational and professional development as well as personal interests, a passport sized photo, the completed registration form and an application letter.

In the application letter please provide some information about what moved you to consider the Adult Education Program.

If the application is approved by the course leaders the application process will continue with a personal conversation between the prospective participant and a member of staff responsible for the course.

CONTACT
Edda Nehmiz /// studium@goetheanum.ch /// 0041 61 706 44 14

COSTS
CHF 560, - (per module, tuition fee only, meals and accomodation are not included, limited scholarships available)

LANGUAGE
English (main language), peer-support in Spanish, German, Portuguese and French

ACCREDITATION
Certificate of Participation

LOCATION
Goetheanum, School of Spiritual Science Dornach - Basel, Switzerland

Information

Infos in Englisch [to be added]