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ECSWE Newsletter 40

December 2013

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  • "ECSWE Conference – Tampere, Finland – 20 September 2013"
    Curriculum – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • "International Network of Steiner-Waldorf Parents"
    October 2013 Meeting in Riga, Latvia by Mariam Francq.

ECSWE Newsletter 39

June 2013

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  • "Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe – 2013"
    Volume 4 of Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe – 2013 has just been published as an e-book by the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) and the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group (AFC-ENG).

ECSWE Newsletter 38

March 2013

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  • "WOW-Day - 26 September 2013"
    WOW-Day is a global campaign that brings the world into the classrooms. Students in grades 1 to 13 can participate and last year they raised more than 318,000 Euros to help children in desperate need of our support.
  • "Assessment for Learning: ECSWE Review of Current Practice"
    In December 2012 Alan Swindell from the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship in UK and Jeppe Flumer from the Danish Federation put together a paper looking at Assessment for Learning with reference to Steiner Waldorf education.

ECSWE Newsletter 37

January 2013

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  • "Report of INSWAP 2012 – International Network of Steiner-Waldorf Parents. Florence, Italy"
    A beautiful project came true for the 6th time. Our annual "International Network of Steiner Waldorf Parents" meeting took place once more, this time thanks to the exceptional organization of Monica Picchi and a most efficient team of parents and friends. The success of this meeting was beyond all expectations.
  • "Steiner Academies in the UK"
    The UK government's new 'Free Schools' policy in England is already having a significant impact on Steiner education.

ECSWE Newsletter 36

November 2012

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  • "European Waldorf Diploma EWD Leuven Conference Report – 31 August to 2 September 2012"
    The European Waldorf Diploma aims to be an accredited, international qualification that evidences student achievement, while becoming a framework within which practitioners can share, deepen and innovate their practice to meet the evolving educational needs and challenges of our time.
  • "The Link between Waldorf Pedagogy and Improving the Situation of Disadvantaged Roma Children Project of the Waldorf Pedagogical Institute – Hungary, Solymár"
    The Waldorf Pedagogical Institute in collaboration with the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education and the Bridge Foundation are pleased to announce a Teacher Training programme for teachers who are currently teaching Roma and disadvantaged children.

ECSWE Newsletter 35

September 2012

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  • "The Enigma of Creativity, Ljubljana - Slovenia"
    The summer's heat wave broke with thunder, lightning and heavy rain to welcome delegates to Ljubljana in Slovenia and the conference entitled `The Enigma of Creativity`. The percussive brilliance of the Marimba Quartet brought the mood of the weather right into the university's lecture theatre in this extraordinary city situated at the Latin, Germanic and Slavic crossroads of Europe...

ECSWE Newsletter 34

July 2012

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  • "Improving Assessment for Learning through working with the European Waldorf Diploma"
    Improving assessment for learning through working with the European Waldorf Diploma pilot in the classroom is the theme of an in-service training seminar which the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education is hosting on September 1st and 2nd 2012 in Leuven (close to Brussels in Belgium)...
  • "News from the EU"
    Cyprus has taken oven the Presidency of the European Union and looks to be giving education and training a high priority...
  • "Quality of Childhood Working Group; European Parliament"
    The Quality of Childhood Working Group which was created by Christopher Clouder on behalf of ECSWE, the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group and the Austrian MEP Mrs Karin Resetarits meets every two months in the European Parliament building in Brussels with high profile keynote speakers on important themes related to improving the quality of childhood and adolescence in the European educational space...

ECSWE Newsletter 33

June 2012

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  • "The Development of Waldorf Pedagogies in the World and its influence on Pedagogical Art - A Conference held at the Dnepropetrovsk University in the Ukraine 4 May 2012"
    by Alan Swindell

    Conference delegates were warmly welcomed in true Ukrainian fashion here in the heart of the European steppe. In a land of deep black soil, endless skies and the slow, broad presence of a mighty river we were made to feel at home by a flute recital, by local heads of government, by representatives of the university and by Tatiana Nechytaylo, for many years the representative of the Ukraine within ECSWE...

ECSWE Newsletter 32

May 2012

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  • "Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2012"
    by the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education / Alliance for Childhood European Network Group

    The third volume in our series of publications on Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe was published in January 2012 and launched in the European Parliament on 6 March...

ECSWE Newsletter 31

February 2012

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  • "Schools as Learning Communities - A Conference in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair of Education at the Centro Universitario, La Salle in Madrid"
    It is always heartening to attend a conference that is a sell-out, where seats are at a premium and where disappointed late-comers have to stand in the aisles. This was the case in a warm, cloudless January in Madrid, where the La Salle university together with the Steiner Waldorf school movement of Spain and ECSWE were hosting the conference 'Community for Learning'...

ECSWE Newsletter 30

December 2011

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  • "First international European Waldorf Diploma conference at Emerson College"
    The European Waldorf Diploma (EWD) aims to be an accredited and internationally recognised qualification for Steiner Waldorf schools in Europe. The project has been in progress for approximately three years and will enter a pilot phase for some selected subjects from January 2012...
  • "Saying it With Song and Dance - An International Music and Movement Week at the Ringwood Waldorf School"
    Nearly 60 pupils and teachers from five countries gathered at the Ringwood Waldorf School in Hampshire, to take part in a workshop of art, music and movement, funded by the EU Comenius programme...
  • "Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework Recognised"
    News that the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework has been officially recognised as an alternative curriculum...

ECSWE Newsletter 29

November 2011

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  • "Science, Maths and Creativity – Reflections from Vienna"
    Science and Maths, best practices in creative teaching - phenomenological and symptomological methodology for better results'. University of Vienna, September 2011. In the impressive surroundings of Vienna University conference delegate were invited to consider the place of creativity in the teaching of mathematics and science...

ECSWE Newsletter 28

September 2011

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  • "WOW-Day 2011"
    The Europe wide WOW-Day 2011 is almost here. It will take place on the 29 September and almost 150 schools in 18 countries have already applied and so we thought you would like to see just how important the time and work you put into this project is valued by so many people across the world. It’s not too late for your school to get involved – please see the website below for more details...

ECSWE Newsletter 27

May 2011

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  • "EDUCATION AND HEALTH - Can educational practices foster physical, psychological and social health?"
    During this Conference we explored the pedagogical evolution necessary to respond to the change in the physical and mental well-being of children. Parents and teachers are increasingly becoming confronted with the symptoms of stress in children and the recent OECD report ‘Improving Health and Social Cohesion through Education’ underlines the necessity to address important issues such as health and engaging with social and civil society...
  • "WOW-Day - Shaping the world we would like to live in."
    The idea of a higher profile WOW-Day campaign was born three years ago during a school visit in Germany. A high school student asked me why the WOW-Day could not be a common day for all instead of isolated schools doing isolated activities. Soon it became a big project and started to achieve results and motivate more and more schools....

ECSWE Newsletter 26

March 2011

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  • "Freedom and Active Citizenship - ECSWE Conference in Järna, Sweden 14 January 2011"
    Is freedom a liability for the modern world? If we sacrificed our claim to freedom and left the running of things to 'those in the know', wouldn't life be so much simpler?
  • "Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2011 - Volume 2"
    ECSWE and the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group have just launched a second volume of the book 'Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2011'.
  • "WOW Day"
    We will be celebrating 150 years since the birth of Rudolf Steiner on 1 October 2011. In recognition of this...
  • "ELIANT"
    Many thanks to all of you who responded to our appeals to sign the ELIANT petition – the good news is that just before Christmas ELIANT reached their goal of One Million EU signatures.We will be celebrating 150 years since the birth of Rudolf Steiner on 1 October 2011. In recognition of this...

ECSWE Newsletter 25

February 2011

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  • "Report from the 3rd international Alliance for Childhood conference 'Childhood in Balance' held in Budapest, Hungary 13-16 October 2010"
    Following a speech by the Mayor Zoltán the Conference was opened by Christopher Clouder who spoke of the value of the diversity of the cultures assembled and the strength it gives to our individual and universal efforts...

ECSWE Newsletter 24

November 2010

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  • "SOCIAL INCLUSION BY INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION"
    Many Steiner Waldorf schools have actively worked on the question of how to build bridges to different social groups and make the impulse of SW pedagogy fruitful in the wider society. The School Circus is an excellent example of how to overcome social barriers and discrimination...

ECSWE Newsletter 23

August 2010

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  • "Multilingualism"
    Steiner Waldorf schools have been committed to their pupils learning foreign languages since the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919. The Astoria Waldorf school, based in Germany began by teaching English and French to their pupils from Class 1 onwards. Since then experiencing several living languages and thus understanding diverse cultures has been at the core of Steiner Waldorf education...

ECSWE Newsletter 22

June 2010

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  • "Che cosa nutre i nostri bambini? What nourishes children?"
    In the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, the theme of nourishment is addressed by the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education in an international conference in Conegliano, Italy. The aim is to bring attention to bear on the importance of nourishment in early childhood, not only physical, but also mental and emotional nourishment and their implications for the future well being of the individual and of society...

ECSWE Newsletter 21

April 2010

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  • Assessment of key competences: Commission seminar in Brussels:
    In his opening remarks, Adam Pokorny, head of the unit in DG Education and Culture responsible for school education and Comenius, pointed to a revolution in European policy making. Previously, anything to do with education except the Comenius programme was taboo in the Commission....

ECSWE Newsletter 20

March 2010

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  • Migration & Mobility: EU-Conference at Brussels.
    At the end of October last year the European Commission held a conference on; "Migration & Mobility: Challenges and opportunities for EU education systems...
  • ELIANT NEWS
    One of the provisions within newly ratified Lisbon treaty is that one million European citizens from a "significant number" of countries will be able to ask the European Commission to put forward new draft laws in areas where it has competences...

ECSWE Newsletter 19

February 2010

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  • "2010 - EUROPEAN YEAR FOR COMBATING POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION. ECSWE Declaration: Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion 04.02.2010
  • "Steiner Waldorf Accolade in European Report into Creativity. In late 2008 we were ontacted by KEA, a Brussels-based strategic consultancy working on behalf of the European Commission (Directorate-General for Education and Culture).

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