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Philosophy & Practice of Integrative Education PG Cert- Open Day- 2019 Roll

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**Second and Final Open Day prior to January intake**

Live online event for prospective students.


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This is an online open event for those interested in the Philosophy and Practice of Integrative Education (PPIE), which is a post-graduate certificate programme for secondary school (upper school) teachers who are working in (or planning to work in) a Steiner Waldorf school.

The main aim of the programme to inspire teachers to enliven and develop their teaching practice to meet the changing needs of young people today. The programme has two main areas of focus: On the one hand students develop skills in the practical craft of teaching, such as student centred assessment, giving effective feedback and developing classroom leadership skills. They also learn about contemporary approaches to teaching and learning, such as project-based, enquiry-based and dialogic learning. On the other hand, students engage in a more philosophical and personal inquiry into the underlying principles of Waldorf education. Here the central questions are what is a human being, what is ‘good’ education, and what should education really serve? In connection to this, students learn about Rudolf Steiner’s philosophical and developmental view of the human being and how this informs the theory and practice of Waldorf pedagogy. A central component of the course is that students design and implement a research project aimed at developing an aspect of their own teaching practice, and they present the findings from this to fellow students at the end of the course. The programme is appropriate both for experienced Waldorf teachers and those who have little previous experience of Waldorf education.

The course is run by Crossfields Institute and is currently taught mainly to teachers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Finland and Denmark. The second intake starts in January 2019. Delivery is over 18 months and is a mixture of residential intensives, online learning and work-based learning. The programme is recognised by the Ministry of Education in Denmark as the mandatory qualifying teacher education course for those teaching 14-19 year olds in Steiner schools. Accreditation is through Alanus University in Germany and graduating students gain 20 ECTS credits.

This online event will be hosted by Crossfields Institute core PPIE faculty staff, including: Charlotte von Bulow (Crossfields founder), Jonathan Code (Crossfields Director & lecturer), and PPIE co-lead Dr Fergus Anderson (pictured left-to-right below).


The session will follow the approximate format as per below:

1. Intro to PPIE, overview, rationale and aims

2. Intro to Steiner’s view of the human being

3. Principles of Steiner Waldorf education and PPIE

4. Developing teaching practice through PPIE

5. Questions, discussion

We expect 1-4 to last 45 minutes, and to then open out for questions from the audience.

For more background on what PPIE involves see the PPIE homepage here.

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