Masterclass in Steiner Early Childhood Education: 14-15 January 2021 - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Masterclass in Steiner Early Childhood Education: 14-15 January 2021

Expand your understanding and experience of Steiner's perspective of Early Childhood development

Available via Zoom only, this interactive and engaging course is for educators and those working in early childhood settings, who would like to evolve and expand their practice and pedagogy. Using Rudolf Steiner’s insights on child development, the course offers a unique opportunity for those working with young children to create optimum learning experiences and environments for children from birth to 7 years old, embracing the rich heritage of First Nations wisdom and story along the way.

This is a practical two-day course that includes learning together through hearing and discussing some key insights of Rudolf Steiner and practical exercises to create a nourishing environment for yourselves and your children. It will include storytelling, arts, crafts and movement. The aim ultimately is to become more energised, motivated, empowered and connected to the inner wisdom that we all have. All activities support the EYLF.

‘A great course to place Steiner’s pedagogy in a contemporary context.’

‘Inspiring, insightful and valuable.’

What you will receive

USC Certificate of Participation worth 14 hours of professional development.

To register

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Course leader

Carol Liknaitzky has been involved in education for many years. She has taught at Victoria University and currently runs a part-time course in Victoria. She is an education leader for Ignite Minds family day care centre in Victoria. She co-founded the Inkanyezi Waldorf school and Baobab Community College teacher training centre in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa during the 1980s.

Carol has spent her life working with children, especially those in deep poverty in South Africa. She has worked in many contexts: for child’s rights, in community development, in schools, (Steiner and mainstream) and in government in South Africa, where she was a pivotal member working to establish the Qualifications Framework for the New South Africa.

Email the course coordinator if you would like more information about our 2021 program.

Focus for the first day is on authentic creative approaches to young children today; through the clarity of Steiner’s key insights into early childhood; through making stories for this time that lay the ground for courage and empathy. Course includes content, workshops, discussions and creative activities and Indigenous ways of being and knowing.

Focus for day two is on authentic creative approaches to young children today; through accessing the facilitator's own connection to creativity and self-nourishment; through making artistic and craft based offerings that engage, inspire and connect children to the wisdom of the earth. Course includes content, workshops, discussions and creative activities and Indigenous ways of being and knowing.