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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Home Life and Care

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA
Length: 

Version 1: 22 hours. Version 2: 30 hours

Dates: 
Version 1: September 2004 - June 2007. Version 2: September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: consider the link between theory and practice in the roles and responsibilities within the house community; describe the role of the homemaker in a curative educational house community; care for the physical space with an attitude of attention to detail; care for the sick person at home; carry out basic curative exercises involving the lower senses; support the religious and festival life in the house community; and develop a wellness agreement handbook for the house community.

Instruction: 

This course covers principles, theories, and approaches to care and actively engages students with questions about home life, childcare, and the role of the homemaker. It supports students' practical learning by providing background and tools to help them work with the children in their care and integrate them into their house community through meaningful activities. Providing care presupposes an appreciation of what belongs to the well-being of a child or adult and how to address individual needs. This requires a sense for the balance between physical, soul, and spiritual aspects of well-being. Care of sick children and adults is discussed, as is the question of age-appropriate care and approaches that foster self-determination. Throughout the course, a holistic picture of the role of the homemaker is developed.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Curative Education, Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Waldorf Education, Social Work, Human Services, Social Science, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Curative Education, Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Waldorf Education, Social Work, Human Services, Social Science, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).

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