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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Home Life and Care

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

Version 1: 22 hours. Version 2: 30 hours (variable – over several weeks).

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: gain an understanding of why and how the physical space of the home is created and cared for; recognize the home as a living organism, nurtured through care, through the activity of the children in the house and through our relationships with each other; have a basic understanding of the four lower senses and the ability to carry out basic curative exercises with the children in their house; deepen their understanding of the practices and rhythms of daily life in Camphill 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 Inclusive Social Development, 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) (10/20 revalidation).

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