The Arts in Waldorf education

What makes us humans is that everything inside us is in connection with each other: what I think can be judged by my feelings: “is this right or is this wrong?”, and what I can think and feel, I can actually do.

Arts is an extremely important part in every learning if you want to bring the capabilities of thinking and emotional in connection with each other. Every artistic process is a very demanding cognitive, creative and emotional process. You have to be very conscious to use all this capabilities.

Waldorf schools integrate Arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. In this interview Henning Kullak Ublick, representative of Waldorf German Association and Coordinator of Waldorf100, explains us how Arts require students to use soul and body at the same time.

Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf education is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world renowned artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf education evolve from an understanding of human development that address the needs of the growing child. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.

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