Masterclass in Steiner Early Childhood Education - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Masterclass in Steiner Early Childhood Education

Expand your understanding and experience of Steiner's perspective of Early Childhood development

Delivered on site at USC Sunshine Coast in Sippy Downs, QLD or via Zoom, this interactive and engaging course is for educators and those working in early childhood settings, who would like to evolve and expand their practice and pedagogy. Using Rudolf Steiner’s insights on child development, the course offers a unique opportunity for those working with young children to create optimum learning experiences and environments for children from birth to 7 years old, embracing the rich heritage of First Nations wisdom and story along the way.

This is a practical two-day course that includes learning together through hearing and discussing some key insights of Rudolf Steiner and practical exercises to create a nourishing environment for yourselves and your children. It will include storytelling, arts, crafts and movement. The aim ultimately is to become more energised, motivated, empowered and connected to the inner wisdom that we all have. All activities support the EYLF.

‘A great course to place Steiner’s pedagogy in a contemporary context.’

‘Inspiring, insightful and valuable.’

When

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 January 2022, 9am-4pm.

To register

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What you will receive

USC Certificate of Participation worth 14 hours of professional development.

Course leader

Carol Liknaitzky has been involved in creative education for many years. Since arriving in Australia 11 years ago, she has taught at Victoria University, led the Nourishing Early Childhood Course at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar and currently runs HeartSpaces, a Steiner part-time course online. She has recently led the creative team for Yajilarra, an Indigenous language development project in Fitzroy Crossing. She has experience in supporting parents and educators in all kinds of settings, including family daycare and community projects.

In the 1980s, Carol co-founded the Inkanyezi Waldorf school and Baobab Community College teacher training centre in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa during Apartheid. Carol has spent her life working with children and adults, especially those in deep poverty in South Africa. She has worked in many contexts: for child’s rights, in community arts development, in schools, (Steiner and mainstream) and in government in South Africa, where she led innovative transformation in early childhood provision and legislation.

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Day 1: Masterclass in Steiner Early Childhood Education

Focus for the first day is on authentic creative approaches to young children today; through the clarity of Steiner’s key insights into early childhood; through making stories for this time that lay the ground for courage and empathy. Course includes content, workshops, discussions and creative activities and Indigenous ways of being and knowing.

Day 2: Masterclass in Steiner Early Childhood Education

Focus for day two is on authentic creative approaches to young children today; through accessing the facilitator's own connection to creativity and self-nourishment; through making artistic and craft based offerings that engage, inspire and connect children to the wisdom of the earth. Course includes content, workshops, discussions and creative activities and Indigenous ways of being and knowing.

Day 3: Optional Creative Crafting for Storytelling Workshop - Saturday 15 January

Join us to discover how to create beautiful puppets and moving pictures to bring your storytelling to life. This workshop is offered as an optional masterclass at an additional cost.

To register visit the events page