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Philosophical Perspectives

Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Community-Based Extension Program, various locations throughout North America.
15 hours (variable across several weeks).
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate the philosophical foundations of each of the approaches to the study of the human being presented in the course; characterize the method of inquiry and style of thought in which the various approaches are developed and presented; describe the essential features of the "perennial philosophy"; and discuss the relationship of Steiner's spiritual science and anthroposophic curative education to any of the other paradigms presented in the course.


This course provides an overview of major historical and current perspectives in the study of the human being. The aim is to develop a large-scale map of major schools of thought and to locate Steiner's spiritual science and anthroposophic curative education in relation to this map, which provides students with the opportunity to engage with a range of philosophical perspectives, which they may encounter in their professional work. The ability to enter into and orient within a broad range of different sets of ideas will allow students to engage in informed dialogue, based on an understanding of their own and the other person's perspective.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Curative Education, Psychology, Philosophy, Cognitive Studies, Consciousness Studies, Human Studies, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).