The European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education

Published on November 2nd, 2016 | by ECSWE

Elewa: a new dimension of professional development for Waldorf foreign language teachers

Dear colleagues and friends,

we are very excited to be able to announce that elewa – e-learning Waldorf will start with its first online course on sustainable language teaching and learning on the 7th of November 2016.

Elewa is an online course for the professional development of Waldorf foreign language teachers.  Combining the possibilities of modern information technology with a Waldorf approach to education, elewa offers practicing foreign language teachers the possibility to develop and improve their own teaching practice by relating ‘theoretical’ input directly to their work.

In the online course, we work with various media, combining more theoretical pedagogical input (texts) with living experience of practicing language teachers (video interviews) and more reflective practitioner research with community learning in conversation circles.

We hope to encourage Waldorf foreign language teachers from around the world to join a global community of practitioners in which teachers can learn with and from each other how to plan and conduct foreign language lessons in a way that children and young adults can engage with the foreign language, enjoy getting to know other cultures, have meaningful experiences and develop their language skills.

For this course there will be no course fees since the development of the course is being financially supported by the Pädagogische Forschungsstelle beim Bund der Freien Waldorfschulen (the Research branch of the Association of Waldorf schools in Germany).

If you want to learn more about elewa, you can find additional information on our homepage, or you go directly to where you will find a description of the course. After registering you can even enroll in an introductory course andget an impression of how elewa works.

We hope this mail will find its way to many colleagues who are interested in joining a global community of practitioners of Waldorf foreign language teachers. If you know anybody who might be interested, don’t hesitate to forward this email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you or meeting you and your colleagues in the course.

Ulrike Sievers and Martyn Rawson

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