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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Curriculum and School

Location: 
The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
Length: 

34 hours (variable - over several weeks).

Dates: 
March 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the underlying principles of Waldorf education; give an overview of its history, origins and intentions; discuss the St. John's Memorandum as central guidance in curative education; give a vertical overview of the Waldorf curriculum and discuss its connection to child development; explain the connections between movement and cognition; complete a teaching practicum and document its preparation, methodology and outcome, including the student's personal reflection on the experience.

Instruction: 
During this course, students are given an overview of Waldorf education, its pedagogical, social, and spiritual-cultural mission and fundamental pedagogical principles. The course includes an overview of the curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade. Throughout the course, special consideration is given to the application and adaptation of Waldorf education to the education of students with special needs, with an introduction to sensory and developmental exercises used in class-wide and individualized instruction. Students are required to complete one day of classroom observation in a Waldorf school for typically developing students.
Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Inclusive Social Development, Curative Education, Special Education, Education, Waldorf Education, Child Development or any discipline which could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation). 

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