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A Healing Education

How Can Waldorf Education Meet the Needs of Children?

January 2019
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner College
  • Published
    10th January 2019
  • ISBN 9780945803485
  • Pages 108 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

Lecture titles: "The Pedagogical Law and its Expression in Karma and Reincarnation"; "The Image Character and Language of the Physical Body"; "'The Metamorphosis of Growth Forces into Intellectual Forces and the Rhythmic Nature of Astral Activity"; "The Ego Organization as the Great Integrator." In the first lecture, Dr. Michaela Glöckler focuses on the "pedagogical law" suggested by Rudolf Steiner in his lecture course published as Education for Special Needs. She illumines the comprehensiveness of tht law, the insight it offers into the working of the fourfold human nature, and the karmic effects of our fourfold activity from one life to another. She then takes us on a path that starts with the physical body, pointing to some of the wonders of embryological development, and then brings to our consciousness further growth rhythms of the brain and other organs. She demonstrates the difference between human and animal and shows how, in animals, wisdom and intelligence have formed the physical body and express themselves through instinct. She opens new doors of understanding for teachers that can lead to a clearer understanding of the significance that the release of intelligence from the body plays in human development.

Michaela Glöckler

Dr. Michaela Glöckler has been Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland since 1988. She attended the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, then studied German language, literature, and history in Freiburg and Heidelberg. She studied medicine in Tübingen and Marburg and trained as a pediatrician at the community hospital in Herdecke and at the Bochum University Pediatric Clinic. Until 1988 she was a colleague in the children’s outpatient clinic at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and served as school doctor for the Rudolf Steiner School in Witten, Germany. Michaela has many publications in German, many of which have been published in English.