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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Crafts and Work

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA.
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: describe the importance of the craft curriculum in the Waldorf high school and its relevance to the developmental stages of adolescents; explain the importance of the Camphill pre-vocational program in guiding adolescents with special needs; explain the importance of meaningful work gestures in the lives of adolescents and adults with special needs; describe the processes underlying development of craft and work skills (such as repetition and moving from simple to more complex); apply introductory skills in one particular area of craft work; and reflect on and describe processes involved in gaining this skill.

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 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).

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