Bachelor of Education
Steiner Primary Teaching
The role of the imagination in learning is strongly emphasised in Steiner schools and the curriculum reflects the Steiner philosophy that there are 7-year developmental stages in childhood, each having its own learning requirements.
This specialty equips you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes you need to be an effective teacher in a Steiner setting.
- Developed in partnership with the Federation of Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf) Schools in New Zealand to advance specialty teacher education in the Steiner philosophy and practice.
- The Bachelor of Education in Steiner Primary Teaching is the first and only recognised Steiner qualification available in New Zealand.
What this specialty covers
Year 3 papers in Steiner Primary Teaching (60 credits)
- Curriculum III: Steiner Perspectives
- Human Development and Learning: Steiner Perspectives
- Programme Planning, Assessment and Evaluation: Steiner Primary Teaching
- Steiner Education Theory
Steiner practicum experience
AUT has strong links with Steiner education settings and will provide opportunities for you to spend your third year practicums, which are a part of the Professional Inquiry and Practice III paper, in Steiner primary settings.
295200 Taki Haere Mai
295201 Primary Professional Inquiry and Practice I
295113 Human Development and Learning I
295151 Mathematics I
295114 Whanau/Family and Society
296262 Primary Professional Inquiry and Practice II
296260 Karanga Mai
295154 Mathematics II
295203 Health and Physical Education
295156 Social Studies
296227 Principles of Learning and Teaching
297006 Primary Professional Inquiry and Practice III
297333 Research for Teaching
296226 Inclusive Education
297363 Steiner Education Theory
297366 Human Development and Learning III: Steiner Perspectives
296336 Steiner Primary Curriculum
297367 Programme Planning, Assessment and Evaluation: Steiner
297334 Sociopolitical Perspectives in Education
In support of the Treaty of Waitangi, AUT offers Nil Fee Te Reo Māori papers that can be taken as part of a Bachelor of Education at AUT.
- Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration
- Teaching in mainstream primary and intermediate schools
- Teaching in Steiner schools
- As Steiner is a worldwide movement (over 1000 Steiner Waldorf schools internationally), graduates may wish to pursue teaching careers overseas.
"Finding creative ways to bring abstract ideas to life in the classroom is a challenge and a pleasure,” declares Waikato Waldorf School (Steiner) teacher Jade Powell. Read more about Jade's story >>
Last updated: 29-Jan-2015 9.26am
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