learning platform: S-series – Imagination through a Steiner lens

S-series – Imagination through a Steiner lens learning platform

SEA is excited to be involved with the learning platform, which offers imagination and visual learning modules to develop imagination, critical and creative thinking.

As a result of collaboration with the platform creator and designer Kelly-Ann Denton, we are excited to announce that the  S-Series of modules – Imagination through a Steiner lens – are now available on the platform! We thank Dr Bronwen Haralambous for her amazing work in creating this online Steiner-based course for all teachers, teachers new to Steiner education and experienced Steiner teachers alike. It will also interest home schooling parents who would like to delve more deeply into one of the foundational aspects of Steiner education.

There are two online modules currently available. The first, Imagination as a Way of Knowing, invites participants in a conversational exchange between key pedagogical ideas which have been trialled in Steiner schools over the last century, current neuroscience research findings, and more recent theories of imaginative education.

The second module, Imaginative Development, introduces participants to the main stages of the development of Imagination. The third module Imaginative Practices is still in production and will include teaching methods, strategies, and practices that inform imaginative development.

Each module has 4 hours of video content plus a digital workbook. The idea is to creatively interact with the material presented through the workbook and suggested artistic activities.

It is so important, as teachers, to value the conscious development of imaginative capacity in young people and in themselves.  Imagination – as a heightened form of cognition, as another way of knowing – is capable of transforming knowledge and skills to be learned into enhanced experiences. This promotes creativity in thinking and a deep and meaningful relationship to learning itself. It is what needs to be valued above all else to educate our young people for a complex future.  

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