The Gift of Learning

The Gift of Learning

Conveying the benefits to humanity of Steiner education.

The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to make this short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including:

  • how Steiner Schools nurture spiritual development in keeping with the cultural setting of the school and without being tied to a particular faith;
  • the emphasis on “doing” to complement academic learning;
  • how the absence of testing in the younger years nurtures enthusiasm for learning;
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  • the importance of quietness and contemplation as part of the school day.
This video can be purchased on DVD from http://www.steinerwaldorf.org/thegiftoflearningdvd.html
The Gift of Learning

* The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner that inspires students to love learning, to be creative, open-minded, and compassionate. With a curriculum that integrates all academics with the arts and social learning, Waldorf Education develops not only the left and right hemispheres of the brain, but the whole human being. A child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development is considered equally, supporting a conscious unfolding of the individuality within each student. Waldorf graduates possess capacities for empathy and clear, creative and independent thinking that enables them to carry out a chosen course of action with moral courage and social responsibility.