This introductory blended learning course to the field of media & well-being offers a wide perspective of topics concerning the qualities, usage and challenges of analogue and digital media for the different age groups time birth to adolescence and adulthood.
It is laying out the landscape of a media-conscious education – taking into account different aspects of the topic, bringing together various stakeholders in the children’s developmental journey and inviting the people who are guiding and accompanying children and young adults on their way to participate in our learning journey.
We invite you to explore the topic on different levels by engaging in artistic activities and collecting experiences with analogue and digital media yourself, by finding out what others have to say and by developing new ideas in collegial exchange and working together on concrete pedagogical questions.
In this course, we offer material for individual self-study and for working together in collegial groups.
- Journaling exercise
- Recordings of the second live-online meeting October 23rd
- Holly Koteen Soule: Attention to Attention
- Voices: Analog first – digital second (Julia Kernbach)
- Voices: Qualities of analog and digital in art and photography (Julia Kernbach)
- 2 TED talks: Connected but alone / Reclaiming conversation
- Art and photography in the upper school
- 3rd meeting: The role of storytelling in the development of media-literacy
- Journaling exercise
- Short stop motion film: the media landscape
- Digital storytelling: the story behind this course
- Unplugged storytelling with Kamishibai thaeter
- Telling stories in lower grades
- Using stories in foreign language classes from class 1 to class 12
- Shadow theatre stories made and told by pupils
- Storytime: 2 examples for lower and for class 8/9 FL
- Puppet theatre
- “Other forms of storytelling” media projects made by pupils
- Voices: Thoughts of a digital storyteller (Steve Rowland)
- Voices: The importance of art and criticality for media literacy (Steve Rowland)
- Voices: Shakespeare in prison – a film project (Steve Rowland)
- Voices: Medienpädagogik erforschen (Daniella Hutter)
- Education for media literacy (Hochschule Stuttgart, translated for ECSWE)
- ENSWaP conference 2018 on Digital reality in the Waldorf School
- Toward Media Literacy or Media Addiction (Paula Bleckmann)
- ELIANT conference 2017 on digitization
- Swiss curriculum for Digital Media and Computer Studies for Steiner Waldorf schools (English)
- Material on media pedagogy published by the German Federation of Waldorf schools
- Various newspaper articles on the topic
Ulrike Sievers was born in the North of Germany. She studied English and Biology and has taught both of these subjects in Waldorf schools with great enthusiasm for over 20 years. Her main interest is in how school education can create a space in which children and young people can grow up in a healthy way, develop a love for nature and the living world and become interested in other people, their cultures and their languages. She has also contributed nationally and internationally to teacher education and offers courses for students at the Waldorf seminar in Hamburg and Stuttgart.