Creating resonant spaces for learning, with Jan Goeschel
Waldorf education was born in the beginning of the 20th Century, in response to the social crises of the years between the two World Wars. This was a time when the political world seemed fragile, traditional values were disintegrating, many questions of emancipation were at the center of social and cultural debate and dominating the media, and a generation was going through childhood and adolescence, whose parents could no longer remember a time before the Industrial Revolution. Today, we are in a different situation, globally and in our various local contexts — and yet, there are many echoes of this seemingly fragile state. Can we develop some ideas of what Waldorf education might be called to offer today, and how it might transform to meet today’s needs? On March 8, KWS will welcome Jan Goeschel to lead us in this discussion.
Jan lives at Camphill Beaver Run and has been active in the Camphill Movement in North America for over 20 years. He is the founding president of the Camphill Academy, a higher education and professional training organization embedded in the Camphill Movement. He is also a member of the leadership team of the Anthroposophic Council for Inclusive Social Development at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, facilitating networking, professional exchange, research and development in the worldwide network of anthroposophic organizations active in the disabilities field. Jan is trained as a Waldorf and special education teacher and curative educator and holds degrees in psychology and education, as well as a PhD in special education and rehabilitation sciences.”