Knowledge and Understanding

By the end of the Teacher Development Programme participants will have demonstrated:

  • A comprehensive understanding of Steiner’s pedagogical approach to Education, and his model of human phasic development, and how this can be applied effectively with learners with complex needs.
  • An understanding of the value of inner work and reflective practice, in supporting the enhancing personal development and professional practice as a pedagogue.
  • An understanding of the value of alternative approaches to special needs education, through a practical skills based curriculum.
  • A comprehensive understanding of how practical activities and therapeutic interventions engage emotional and cognitive development, and facilitate transformative learning.
  • A reflective awareness of the influence and importance of location, space, aesthetics, materials and practice in facilitating transformation and transformative learning.
  • An understanding of the concept that in order to meet the learner, you first have to meet yourself.
  • The acquisition of self-knowledge by meeting the resistance of self, the other and the world, and through engaging in reflective practice.

 

Skills and Abilities

By the end of the Teacher Development Programme participants will be able to:

  • Undertake critical reflection of their own practice, and interpret their own reflections and findings from their enquiries, in order to enhance personal and professional practice and the learner experience.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognise and interpret ‘resistance’, and through a process of enquiry, develop strategies for personal autonomous leadership in meeting the resistance and making personal decisions to change (conscious transformation).
  • Know what it feels like to be a learner, in order to support learners more.
  • Demonstrate empathy and compassion towards self and the other, in order to positively affect personal growth (self, colleagues and students).
  • Use arts and craft effectively within the classroom to support learning and development.

 

General Competences

By the end of the Teacher Development Programme participants will be able to:

  • Engage in a shared experience through working together with others.
  • Adopt strategies for conscious transformation through autonomous self-leadership.
  • Engage in shared problem solving and planning.
  • Reflect on the way they manage behaviour within the classroom appropriately.
  • Develop personal resilience.
  • Be aware of the needs of individual learners and develop meaningful experiences and a personalised pathway to meet educational and developmental needs and goals.

 

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