Stuttgart Conference "In the Beginning was the Human Being"

07.09.2019 - 09.09.2019  Stuttgart (Germany)

This conference is an initiative of the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart, the Uhlandshöhe Waldorf School and the Federation of German Schools, in conjunction with the International Conference of Waldorf Schools (Hague Circle).

  • The conference will focus on Rudolf Steiner's »The Foundations of Human Experience«
    (a.k.a. »The Study of Man«).
  • The program can be found online and print in January
  • Registration will begin online in April, 2019.

Opening in the Stuttgart Liederhalle

Saturday 7 September 2019

5 pm Lecture
7:30 pm Eurythmy performance by students from the Uhlandshöhe Waldorf School, Stuttgart

Time

Sunday, 8 Sept. 2019

Monday, 9 Sept. 2019

Tuesday, 10 Sept. 2019

08:30 am  

Tuning into the theme of the day: Soul

Tuning into the theme of the day: Spirit

Tuning into the theme of the day: Body

09:00 am  

Lectures/Workshops

Lectures/Workshops

Lectures/Workshops

10:30 am 

Break

Break

Break

11:15 am 

Lectures/Workshops

Lectures/Workshops

Lectures/Workshops

12:45 am 

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

3:00 pm 

Forums/Workshops

Forums/Workshops

Forums/Workshops

4:30 pm 

Break

Break

Break

5:15 pm 

Forums/workshops/Films

Forums/workshops/Films

Forums/workshops/Films

6:30 pm 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner to go

7:00 pm 

   

Concert in the Liederhalle

8:00 pm 

Evening program

Evening program

 

Notes: There will be more than 50 workshops on a wide range of themes relating to schools and pre-schools, based on The Foundations of Human Experience and led by well-known presenters. Each workshop continues during its time slot across the three days.

Each lecture will be repeated. It is possible either to attend the lecture first and then a workshop or vice versa.

The forums offer lively open round-table discussions on digitalization, new pedagogical forms, the international school movement, etc. Alternatively, you can attend a workshop or a film followed by a round-table discussion.

A firm booking is required for the conference as a whole and for each individual event.


It all begins with being human

The future 

confronts us with many fundamental questions, mysteries and challenges. Whether in the relation/s between human beings and technology, between human beings and nature, or in questions regarding a social and just society, one can discover an underlying connection which they all share in common. The possible answers and solutions are directly related to our understanding of ourselves, to our understanding of the human being

                and what it means to be human.

For Waldorf schools and kindergartens, an encompassing anthropological/anthroposophical understanding of a human being in her physical, soul and spiritual dimensions was, from the very beginning on, a primary source for all teaching, an instrument for a living methodology and for supporting each pupil's individual development. In the ongoing pedagogical work of the teacher, in her sensing of the possibilities and potentials of her pupils, developing this understanding requires continual and creative renewal. This leads to the question: How can our work on these »Foundations of Human Experience« be transformed into fruitful educational impulses in the 21st century?

The International Stuttgart Conference 2019 “In the Beginning was the Human Being” will address these questions and themes in the broader context of Waldorf education in different cultures and with a view of the coming decades of the 21st century. We warmly invite you to join us with other teachers and educators from all over the world who want to actively take part in and share responsibility for the further development of Waldorf education and strive together for Inspiration for the future development of Waldorf education.