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Waldorf education on the move in Asia

“Cultural Identity and Individualisation in Practice” discussed at the Asian Waldorf Teacher Conference.
“Little children are great teachers” says Christof Wiechert delivering the first keynote speech. <br>Both photos: Anne Hu 
The view from the interpeter's booth. Simultaneous interpreter Apple at work, one of 34 interpreters ensuring smooth communication throughout the conference.<br>Photo: Zoey
The ancient Chinese pictographic character for "wood" used by Dr. Dirk Rohde from the Marburg Free Waldorf School to illustrate the theme of combustion in class 7.

More than 900 people attended the recent Asian Waldorf Teachers’ Conference in China. Among other things, the conference discussed issues facing Waldorf establishments, including their legal status and cultural adaptation. [more]


Will robots teach us to communicate properly?

Thu, 25 May 2017

Interaction with robots in our everyday lives can have a positive influence, says the philosopher Prof. Birger Priddat, in that it forces us to communicate rationally. Machines could in this way contribute to shaping our culture. [more]

First Sensory Experience Field opens in China

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

The first Sensory Experience Field has opened in China. It aims to encourage people to reconnect with the world through new gateways to the senses and to close the increasing divide between people and their sensory environment. [more]

Putting modern childhood under the spotlight

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

The International Festival of Childhood, planned for later this year, aims to examine the issues affecting modern childhood. The evidence suggests that there is a massive toll on child health and wellbeing, say the organisers.[more]

“The European asylum process is madness...”

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

More refugees than ever before drowned in the Mediterranean in 2016. Aid organisations direct harsh criticism towards EU refugee policy, which is turning the seeking of asylum in Europe into a much more dangerous endevour. [more]