Steiner International High School Teacher Intensive: Caring for the Adolescent- From Encounter to Insight

  • Date Jan 13 2020 - Jan 17 2020
  • Venue Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Seminar, Melbourne, Australia
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Steiner International High School Teacher Intensive: Caring for the Adolescent- From Encounter to Insight

Schedule: All day Monday to Friday

Cost: $735.00 (enquiries welcomed for assistance with accommodation or evening meals)    

Registrations will close on Friday 6th December 2019

Course includes:

Morning lectures by guest keynote speaker Craig Holdrege

Movement classes in Eurythmy or Bothmer Gymnastics.

Specialist subject study sessions in: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Music, History, Art, Geography, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Information Technology, English

Development Study Groups: Practicing Goethean Inquiry, Student Welfare, Teaching class 7 & 8: Child consciousness & curriculum, Artistic activity: Sculpture

(As well as group singing, evening talks and artistic activities)

Course tutors: Lisa Devine, Lynnette Doyle, Corey Flynn, Craig Holdrege, Tania Hungerford, Wolfgang Maschek, Alison McKean, Terri McMillan, Robert Martin, Michael Nekvapil, Liz Nevieve, Rod Tomlinson, Julia White, Tricia Zwierlein

Guest keynote speaker: Craig Holdrege, Ph.D., is The Nature Institute’s director and spearheaded its founding in 1998. His passion is to develop what Goethe called “delicate empiricism” — an approach that learns from nature how to understand nature. Craig has a Ph.D. in sustainability education from Prescott College in Arizona. He completed a Masters-level, non-degree program in phenomenological science at the Science Research Laboratory at the Goetheanum and has a B.A. in philosophy from Beloit College.

You can read about Craig Holdrege and the mission of The Nature Institute here.

Overview of the conference theme.

The recent (2019) Intensive explored the art of student engagement through the teacher’s inner development, in particular the faculty of intuition. The 2020 Intensive builds on this notion.

Craig will present the five morning lectures in which he will expand on themes integral to the workings of The Nature Institute, make them relevant to teachers of adolescents in all subject areas and show us practical ways to develop our own attitudes and skills.

These themes include: developing qualitative and holistic approaches to seeing and understanding nature and technology; drawing on the work of integrative thinkers and scientists, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, Owen Barfield, and Kurt Goldstein to develop ways of thinking and perception that integrate self-reflection, critical thought, imagination, and careful, detailed observation of phenomena; and taking inspiration from Goethe’s words“If we want to attain a living understanding of nature, we must become as flexible and mobile as nature herself.”

Registration and program website:


Information:   Wolfgang Maschek, tel. 03 9876 5199 or

Course venue: Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar, 37A Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood VIC 3134