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Journey Through the Curriculum - Classes 9-12: 7 - 8.30pm

JOURNEY THROUGH THE CURRICULUM

Join teachers from the School to learn about the curriculum. See samples of work, hear about the subjects taught including why and how; have your burning questions answered.

Monday 6th November

7pm - 8:30pm
Covering classes 9 - 12 (Years 10-13)

A central aim of Steiner education is to enable the individual to develop their full potential, and this sense for development informs the whole educational approach. 

The world is changing at an ever increasing rate. Futurists predict that 65% of jobs in 20 years time do not yet exist. To meet this challenge, individuals need to develop competencies for life. The aim is to provide young people with opportunities to develop their creativity, initiative, flexibility, interest in the world and the ability to communicate their ideas. Empathy, social competence and self-motivation are as important today as practical problem-solving capabilities and formal academic skills.

Steiner education aims to enable students to enjoy learning, to learn how to learn and to always question, why?  A key feature is that all students study all subjects – practical, artistic and academic. Students learn an extensive range of subjects.

This gives students a far broader experience base from which to choose their future specialised tertiary study or work. Rare are the students who really know what they want to do at the age of 14/15. Our curriculum allows them to experience a multitude of disciplines for short intensive periods building up a broad knowledge of sciences, crafts and technologies, humanities and arts. 

 The curriculum is designed to give a general knowledge of the world we live in and when combined with how the curriculum is taught develops the lateral, creative and flexible thinking needed across disciplines today and even more so in the future. Our curriculum allows for a rounded development by paying equal attention to heads, hearts and hands. Also, by paying special attention to how the day is balanced between academic, practical and artistic subjects, a healthy complementary effect on body and mind is made possible.

Main Lessons are taught in blocks – every morning for 2 hours for a period of 3-4 weeks. This continuous concentrated study of one subject allows for more in-depth learning than the equivalent hours spread over period timetabling.

The curriculum is also designed to be in harmony with the inner development of the students as they move through adolescence and into early adulthood. For Class 9, it mirrors the inner struggle of opposition that students feel. For instance, in physics, they study the opposition of heat and cold; in chemistry, the expansion and contraction of gases; in history, the French Revolution, and in literature, comedy and tragedy. 

"Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives" Rudolf Steiner

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