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Pedagogika osłaniająca. O filozoficznych przesłankach praktyki pedagogicznej przedszkola waldorfskiego
Pedagogical envelopes: philosophical premises of a Waldorf kindergarten’s educational practice

Author(s): Katarzyna Więckowska
Subject(s): Education, Preschool education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Waldorf education; kindergarten education; envelope; philosophy of education; anthroposophy

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to present the philosophical reasons of the pedagogical practice ofWaldorf kindergartens that result from the anthroposophical anthropology of Rudolf Steiner.The author focuses on the notion of ‘envelope’ in Waldorf education. The metaphor of a protectingenvelope is described in the context of space and time of Waldorf kindergartenand relationships between educator and a child. Those relationships – in the light of anthroposophicalconception of human fate – are based on the trust brought by the child from thespiritual world. This trust appears by the child’s capacity to imitate. The author gives examplesof pedagogical activities which help to protect and cultivate this child’s inner capacity by theenvelopes of warmth, action, rhythm and word.

  • Issue Year: 243/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-148
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish