At the heart of the Waldorf approach is the recognition that lessons must be presented to children in a way which fills them with wonder, enthusiasm, and meaningful understanding. How a subject is taught is equally important as to what is taught, hence the use of movement, art, and music in the curriculum.
Waldorf education is a practical education engaging the child’s will, their imagination, sense of aesthetics and intellect. What engages the child needs to have meaning to the child and the ability to be applied. Thus its’ motive is to develop capacities that allow the child to build a joyful desire to learn and grow.
- Waldorf Inspired Public Schools
- Growing A Waldorf Inspired Approach – Stanford University multi-year, rigorous analysis of Waldorf education. (December 2015).
- Twenty Years and Counting – Nationwide study of American Waldorf schools.