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2015

Antioch University

Art Education

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Nurturing The Aesthetic: Learning To Care For The Environment In A Waldorf School, Melissa A. Grella Jan 2015

Nurturing The Aesthetic: Learning To Care For The Environment In A Waldorf School, Melissa A. Grella

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The purpose of the study was to explore the aesthetic foundation of the Waldorf pedagogy in order to understand how art and aesthetic experiences may develop care toward the environment. A form of humanistic education developed by Rudolf Steiner in the early twentieth century, Waldorf education is a learning model envisioned as a framework for moral education. Waldorf education is known for its intentional use of art and aesthetic experience as well as its focus on developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching methods. As in other forms of holistic education, Waldorf educators focus on the head, heart and hand of every ...