This introductory course offers everybody who is interested in creative foreign language teaching as well as in Waldorf education in general a chance to get an impression of what this digital learning platform is all about. Tools and formats are exemplified and can be experienced ‘in short’.
We have created the elewa courses with the support of many colleagues as well as the “Pädagogische Forschungsstelle des Bundes der Freien Waldorfschulen” in Germany and we are looking forward to seeing a learning community of practice with Waldorf teachers from all around the world develop.
Ulrike Sievers was born in the North of Germany. She studied English and Biology and has taught both of these subjects in Waldorf schools with great enthusiasm for over 20 years. Her main interest is in how school education can create a space in which children and young people can grow up in a healthy way, develop a love for nature and the living world and become interested in other people, their cultures and their languages. She has also contributed nationally and internationally to teacher education and offers courses for students at the Waldorf seminar in Hamburg and Stuttgart.
Dr. Martyn Rawson was born in Glasgow in 1954. He studied English and History, and later did an MA and Professional Doctorate. He has been a teacher in Waldorf schools in the UK and Germany since 1979, working as a class teacher, subject teacher and high school teacher. He has taught on a number of Waldorf teacher education programmes and currently teaches at the Waldorf seminar in Kiel and at the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart. He has carried out research, published a number of books on aspects of Waldorf education and has been an advisor and lecturer internationally for many years.