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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Crafts and Work

Location: 
The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
Length: 
15 hours (variable over several weeks).
Dates: 
May 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: the will and of the importance of craft and work in the unfolding of new capacities in the adolescent; consider questions of the morality of craft and work and questions relating to manual work and meaningful work gestures in a mechanized society; discuss why curative educators guide school students through both a Waldorf oriented craft curriculum and a series of pre-vocational craft/work experiences that lead to adult capacities in the realm of work; through the practice of one particular craft, experience the design process, building up of technical skills, understanding basic processes and structures of a craft and how practical skills build from simple to more complex processes; describe aspects of the importance of the craft curriculum in the Waldorf High school and its relevance to the developmental stages of the adolescent; explain the importance of the Camphill pre-vocational and transition programs in guiding adolescents with developmental disabilities; describe some of the processes underlying the development of craft and work skills; demonstrate introductory skills in one particular area of craft work; reflect on and describe processes involved in gaining  this skill; reflect on how these processes can underlie craft/work skills for people with disabilities.

Instruction: 

Students explore how and why curative educators guide school students through both a Waldorf oriented craft curriculum and a series of pre-vocational craft/work experiences that lead to adult capacities in the realm of work. They also explore the role of meaningful work gestures for high school students as they find their role in today's mechanized society and experience the power of crafts to develop the creative capacity of the will.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Inclusive Social Development, Curative Education, Special Education, Education, Waldorf Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Child/Adolescent Development or any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).

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