Foundations of Steiner Education I & II
Our two Foundation Courses are aimed at those with an interest in gaining an understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s teachings related to Steiner / Waldorf Education. They are highly relevant to anyone regardless of profession and requires no previous knowledge of anthroposophy (the philosophical movement founded by Rudolf Steiner.) The courses will be led through lectures, exercises, and artistic representations.
These part-time online courses offer a Certificate of Professional Development upon completion.
Term content and schedule
Tania Hungerford has been a teacher in Adult Education working with Anthroposophy for 25 years, drawing on a background in sculpture, social science, form drawing, biography work, counselling and art therapy. She teaches units including Sculpture, Form Drawing, the Twelve Senses, Human Development, the Four Temperaments, Professional Communication and Conflict Resolution, understanding and working with Trauma and developing inclusive teaching practices for working with Children with Individual Learning Needs. Tania has offered many Professional Development programs to Waldorf Teachers in schools around Australia and in Asia.
Tom Hungerford has taught in Steiner Schools for 25 years, principally as a Bothmer Gymnast and Physical Education Teacher but also extensively in the high school in the Hard Crafts. Most recently Tom was a Class Teacher at Sophia Mundi School in Melbourne. At the Seminar Tom teaches Anthroposphical Studies, Pedagogy, Epochs, Pedagogical Drama, Hard Crafts, Festivals, Physical Education and is also a Second Year Student Co-ordinator and Professional Experience Co-ordinator..
Rod Tomlinson is the former Head of School at Tarremah Steiner School and has been involved in a number of Australian Steiner schools over the past thirty-five years as a Class Teacher and as a High School Guardian and English and Literature teacher, as well as giving talks for parents and conducting Professional Learning for teachers. He contributes to a program of talks to support teacher development brought to schools by the Pedagogical Section, Australia and participates in the National Teacher Educators’ Forum.
Fee and fee policy
$480 per term
Withdrawing and refunds
· If you withdraw prior to course beginning we will refund any fees paid less a $100 enrolment processing fee.
· If you withdraw after the first session of the course, we will refund any fees paid, less $155 administration fee.
· If you withdraw after the second week, no refunds can be given.
Term dates and time
Dates: Foundation 1 – 13 February – 26 March
Foundation 2 – 30 April – 11 June
Tuesday evenings from 7.00 – 9.00pm (Melbourne time)
All sessions are recorded and available for viewing until the end of the term.
Certificate of Professional Development
Our part-time courses come with a certificate of Professional Development Hours, subject to meeting the course requirements. The course is non-accredited and does not contribute toward a qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework.
- We hope this will be an enlivening experience for you. We require your attendance at 80% of sessions (either live-streamed or viewed by recording) in order to gain the acknowledgement of PD hours completed AND
- A simple but meaningful assessment task at the end of each term which will be based on some general questions about what you have gained from all sessions completed to date. This is a required step as part of meeting PD standards in Australia.
- Each evening will be live streamed and recorded.