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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Contemporary Social and Political Issues

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
Length: 
15 hours (variable - over several weeks).
Dates: 
May 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize and understand current social and political issues in their relevance to one's professional work; evaluate current socio-political trends and circumstances in light of considerations arising from an anthroposophic perspective; articulate one's professional approach, including the anthroposophic perspective in curative education, in ways that can be understood and appreciated by those unfamiliar with anthroposophy or curative education; enter into meaningful and constructive professional dialogue with perspectives other than one's own.

Instruction: 
Curative educational work always takes place in the context of a current social and political situation. As a professional in the field of human services and developmental disabilities, curative educators need to be able to perceive and understand this social and political context in which their work takes places. This requires the ability to engage with current issues and enter into intelligent dialogue with others involved in this work. As anthroposophic practitioners, curative educators should bring a deepened perspective to such dialogue, being able to articulate their approach in a way that can be understood by others who are unfamiliar with anthroposophy and anthroposophic curative education. In turn, they must also develop the capacity to listen to, evaluate and appreciate what comes towards them from other perspectives and to work with it creatively and constructively. This course lays a foundation for such dialogue and engagement through a discussion of current articles on themes related to the field of curative educational work.
Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Curative Education, Special Education, Psychology, Disability Studies, Social Science, Human Services, Social Work, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).

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