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Steiner Waldorf Education Diploma Course

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  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

Discover the Steiner Waldorf education system – an educational philosophy based on anthroposophy that takes a holistic approach to develop students’ academic, artistic, social and practical skills. You’ll learn the Steiner Waldorf approach to education, its core concepts, philosophies and curriculums, and its similarities and differences compared with other education systems.

The course begins by providing a general overview and history of Steiner Waldorf education and introduces you to the founder of this form of teaching, Rudolf Steiner.

From there we jump straight into outlining the approach to education used in Steiner Waldorf schools, the...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Steiner Waldorf Education Explained
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Rudolf Steiner
  • Part 2: Steiner Waldorf Schools: An Overview
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: The Steiner Approach to Education
  • Part 1: The Three Stages
  • Part 2: Waldorf Education in Action – From Birth to Seven
  • Part 3: From Seven to Fourteen and From Fourteen Upwards
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Core Concepts
  • Part 1: The Purpose of Waldorf Education and its Characteristics
  • Part 2: Assessment and Examinations
  • Part 3: The Core Principles of Waldorf Education
  • Part 4: The Pros and Cons of Waldorf Education
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: The Curriculum I
  • Part 1: Early Years Curriculum
  • Part 2: Lower School Curriculum
  • Part 3: Upper School Curriculum
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: The Curriculum II
  • Part 1: Learning to Read and Speech and Drama
  • Part 2: Art, Mathematics and Handwork Curriculums
  • Part 3: Eurythmy and Natural Science
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Role of the Teacher
  • Part 1: The Relationship between Teacher and Student
  • Part 2: A Teacher’s Temperament
  • Part 3: The Teacher and the Three Stages of Childhood
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Waldorf Education Compared
  • Part 1: Waldorf Schools and Montessori Schools
  • Part 2: Waldorf Schools and Reggio Emilia Schools
  • Part 3: Waldorf Schools and Mainstream Schools
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Celebrations and Colour
  • Part 1: The Importance of Festivals
  • Part 2: A Conscious Use of Colour
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Anthroposophy I
  • Part 1: The History of Anthroposophy
  • Part 2: Central Ideas of Anthroposophy
  • Part 3: Applications of Anthroposophy
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Anthroposophy II
  • Part 1: Racism
  • Part 2: Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Part 3: Vaccination
  • Part 4: Religion
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Steiner Waldorf Education Diploma Course provides insight into an education system and a way of life that may differ from what you are used to and will resonate with those following a spiritual path in particular.

If you are considering training as a teacher in Steiner Waldorf education, while you will have to undertake training at a Steiner Waldorf school, this course will add great strength to your application.

If you are a parent considering Steiner Waldorf education for your child, this course may aid your decision on whether to go forward with your consideration.

Accreditations

The Steiner Waldorf Education Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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