Holistic schools

If we want to create places for people, young and older, to learn… what would such an environment look like? How would we provide schooling looking at the new natural model? Maybe Rudolf Steiner understood more of it then the present Steiner schools represent. Maybe his focus on ‘learning with head, heart and hands’ had more depth into it then we realize. If spirally addressed to, wouldn’t school be more a playground where everyone who feels the need to take in information come for interaction and means to do so? Not divided into classes of age but rooms of interest. Including nature as a teacher. No information to take in as an obligation but asked for, searched for, out of an inner longing… Knowing the force of information cannot stand alone. Collaborating understanding together we know more than alone but don’t want to stand in each others way. Respect growth is a constant motion and for everyone a different path. School… or maybe we need to call it ‘schooling’ needs to be fluid.

Let your minds go freely over this subject… feeling your own inner longing to develop. In what way would you like to learn?

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Patty Zervaas

We are a small conscious school and work with universal laws. We want to move more and more towards a form of unschooling.. As far as I am concerned, the school should be a space holder as a school, so that children get the chance to play, guided by the child (intrinsic motivation) and not by an adult, judgement, tests or segregated by age.. Imagine a center in your community where children – and adults too – can come and play, explore, make new friends and learn. Computers, art supplies, athletic equipment, and scientific equipment would be available to play with. Local people offer classes – in music, art, athletics, math, foreign languages, cooking, business management, checkbook keeping, or anything else people find fun, interesting, or important enough to study or practice in a structured way. For the people, by the people. There would be no requirements, no grades, no ranking or comparisons between people. Local theater and music groups could put on productions there, and people of all ages could form new groups depending on their interests. There would be a gymnasium for indoor play and, if possible, fields and woods for outdoor play and discovery. Kids would come to the center not because they have to, but because it’s where their friends are and where there are so many exciting and inspiring things to do.

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