Will-Developed Intelligence

The Handwork and Practical Arts Curriculum in Waldorf Schools

David Mitchell and Patricia Livingston

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Explores the craft curriculum for Years 1 to 8 and through High School, considering the benefits of particular activities for children's cognition and developing will.

Format:
paperback
Size:
254 x 178 mm
Publisher:
Waldorf Publications
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
Illustrations:
colour and b/w illustrations
Extent:
210 pages
ISBN:
9781888365191
Publication date:
01 Jan 2007
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

The handwork and practical arts curriculum in Waldorf schools stimulates children's creative powers. At the same time, it establishes an aesthetic confidence by developing the child's will -- that part of us which interacts with the world, and lays the foundation for our thinking.

This masterly book argues that only by working with their hands does our children's cognition develop as it should. It examines the craft curriculum from Years 1 to 8, and all the way through High School. This is a wonderful curriculum resource for Waldorf teachers which includes numerous practical projects, as well as exploring the particular benefits that the activities have.

Author

David Mitchell was a Waldorf teacher for 35 years. Latterly he was Chair of Publications for the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). He died in 2012.

Patricia Livingston taught handwork for 27 years at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City. Now retired, she lives near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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