Teacher Education

Teacher Development / Adult Education Course Outline


Topics across the two years:


  • Singing
  • Crafts
  • Playing
  • Games
  • Drama
  • Curriculum studies
  • Blackboard drawing
  • Child development
  • Biography work
  • Anthroposophy
  • Storytelling
  • Nature studies
  • Modelling
  • Form drawing
  • Bothmer gym
  • Festivals
  • Painting
  • Recorder
  • Speech
  • Eurythmy


Year 1: Transformation and Metamorphosis

A year of nine thematic weekends and two full weeks exploring a wide range of practical and creative applications of Rudolf Steiner’s approach to human development.

Topics: Overview of Steiner Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner’s biography, introduction to anthroposophy, a new approach to science and social science, festivals, biography, self-development.



Year 2: Becoming a teacher in a Steiner Waldorf school*

A year of intensive classroom observations and practice, supported by a mentor and further classes (subject to viable numbers of students) to further develop your connection with curriculum, method and anthroposophy.

Topics: Child development, curriculum, science teaching, drama teaching, festivals, therapies, temperaments, life in a Steiner Waldorf school, the teacher as lifelong learner.

*For GTCS registered teachers only



Further enquiries: teacherdevelopment@edinburghsteinerschool.org.uk