Knowledge, Teaching and the Death of the Mysterious, by Dennis KlocekRudolf Steiner College Press
Thoughts on keeping learning alive.These lectures address learning in the periods of life from birth to adulthood, with illustrations from physiology and psychology, to form pictures of the teaching/learning tasks and concerns appropriate for each age group. Contemporary education often attempts to 'solve' the mysterious aspects of nature through proper application of information. This tends to make awe and wonder diminish in the soul of the student. In contrast to this, the Waldorf methodology is designed to help students penetrate the mysteries of life while still keeping the experience of the mysterious intact. The primary focus of this work is to integrate sense experience and cognitive insights in rhythmic ways that are appropriate to the age and development skills of the students. The final lecture speaks of the development of the Heart-eye.
Dennis Klocek, MFA, has been an art teacher and is director of the Consciousness Studies Program at Rudolf Steiner College. He is a researcher of weather phenomena with a web site at www.docweather.com, and he has created an institute for creating dialogue among those committed to social change (www.corosinstitute.org).
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