The Battle for Intelligence: Mind the gap!
The 11th World Teachers’ and Educators’ Conference will take place at the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland, from 18th to 22nd April 2022, beginning on Easter Monday. This will be the first such conference following the anniversary year, ‘100 years of Waldorf education’.... [see more at the BLOG of the Pedagogical Section]
The first Waldorf School opened in September 1919 in Stuttgart, the first Waldorf Kindergarten in 1926. Today there are 1214 Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner schools in 67 countries and 1857 Waldorf Kindergartens in more than 54 countries. Since 2016, the directory of Waldorf Kindergartens and Waldorf Schools is published in a joint list... [more]
A charter for education in the digital world
Statement of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education
10 principles for education in the digital world
Working paper: Screens and digital devices at home and in schools
2019/ International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education
10 pointers for Steiner Waldorf schools
Transfer of licence rights to national organisations of Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf School associations
The responsibility and right of licensing can and should be transferred to institutions which have assumed responsibility for the common interests of schools and kindergartens in the country concerned and which are therefore to be regarded as national associations... [more]
The International Forum of the Waldorf movement endorses a developmental approach to the use of digital technology in schools
Digital technology provides human beings with fascinating potential and possibilities. At the same time we know it can also be misused for mobbing or phishing, and its use can run the risk of addiction. The Waldorf educational movement promotes a pedagogical approach to the use of media in which children and adolescents are first prepared step by step in their cognitive, emotional, and practical capacities so that they can embrace the digital world without falling victim to it... [more]
The International Forum for Steiner Waldorf Education presented their core values “ committed to the human being” to the Czech public in May 2018, 50 years after the Prague Spring. Read a report by Robert Thomas (in German) and Jeppe Flummer (in English)... [more]
International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education and European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education
The Goetheanum is a place of exchange and coordination of professional fields. However, high-caliber committees rarely meet as from 10 to 12 November, when the leaders of the Christian Community with the Goetheanum leadership and the secretaries general of the Anthroposophical Societies got together for the first time. (Anthroposophie weltweit Nr. 12/2017). On 18./19. November there was an exchange of two educational committees: International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education (formerly: Hague Circle) and European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE), in this case not for the first time...[more]
Waldorf education began almost one hundred years ago and has by now reached sixty nations on five continents. The question of the protection of Steiner's educational concept has therefore become an urgent issue. In early 2016, the German Association and the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education (IF) in cooperation with IASWECE (International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education) have agreed on a method to award a licensing contract for the brand 'Waldorf' and 'Rudolf Steiner' to educational institutions in countries without any associations... [more]
The International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education (IF) at its meetings in Vienna/Austria on 17 May 2015 and in Arles/France on 7 May 2016 revised and re-adopted the document “Key characteristics of Waldorf education” – first adopted in Harduf/Israel on 14 November 2014 – as binding guidance for the worldwide Waldorf school movement... [more]
Webpage for educational professionals: Impulses, articles, calendar of events, forums and links on Waldorf education. Brought to you by the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education in cooperation with the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum… [more]
The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and 1,700 Waldorf kindergartens in 80 countries around the globe. And more all the time. We are making our Centennial an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions. With many exciting projects on all continents. Keep your ears and eyes open, and be part of the movement: 100 years are just the beginning!… [more]
The ‘Hague Circle’ is the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education. Twice a year, active Waldorf teachers from all over the world meet for a multi-day conference in one of the participating countries or at the Goetheanum in Dornach.
The conferences serve the mutual understanding and exchange on key educational issues that have national or global significance. The members of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education bring their experiences to the meetings, and discuss - on the basis of differentiated perceptions - the key criteria of Waldorf education and their application in different geographic, cultural, economic and political regions of the world.
The International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education participants are appointed by institutions responsible for Waldorf education in their respective home countries, and work closely together with those institutions. They are ambassadors of an pedagogical impulse, whose universal human aspects foster both the unfolding of the individuality in the human being as well as a diverse global culture.