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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Curriculum and School

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA.
Length: 
34 hours (variable - over several weeks); in addition, 7 hours of field experience.
Dates: 
March 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the fundamentals of Waldorf education; give an overview of the Waldorf curriculum (K-1) in its relationship to key stages of child development; explain how Waldorf education is adapted for children with special needs; and demonstrate examples of sensory and developmental exercises and describe their effect.

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 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). 

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