Teacher learning in practice is how we become teachers, how we develop our professional skills in the service of the students we teach, and how we develop the education in ways that meet the changing developmental tasks facing the children and young people. This course offers insights into how we can learn as teachers.
In this course, Martyn Rawson uses language to talk about Waldorf education that is modern and relevant. The course was launched at the World Teachers’ Conference at the Goetheanum in April 2023 and is based on the workshops Martyn held there. It will start with a number of texts, later followed by videos exploring some of the themes and it draws on the theoretical presentation of Waldorf education in Martyn’s book Steiner Waldorf Pedagogy in Schools. A critical introduction (2021) and on his forthcoming book The Art of Teaching and Learning (co-authored by Kath Bransby). Throughout the course there will be reflection and journaling tasks.
The course is suitable for practicing teachers but may also be helpful to teacher students.
Dr. Martyn Rawson was born in Glasgow in 1954. He studied English and History, and later did an MA and Professional Doctorate. He has been a teacher in Waldorf schools in the UK and Germany since 1979, working as a class teacher, subject teacher and high school teacher. He has taught on a number of Waldorf teacher education programmes and currently teaches at the Waldorf seminar in Kiel and at the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart. He has carried out research, published a number of books on aspects of Waldorf education and has been an advisor and lecturer internationally for many years.