Developing the artistry of the teacher in Steiner/Waldorf Education (Part II): Foreign Language Teacher Education at Freie Hochschule Stuttgart (Waldorf Teachers College)
Department of German, University College Cork
After describing the general Steiner/Waldorf teacher education program in the previous article (Part I), this article will examine the additional courses specifically required for teaching English as a foreign language. It considers Rudolf Steiner’s concept of a specific ‘sense for language’ as a basis for a performative approach to foreign language teaching and learning and discusses the implications of research on linguistic-kinesic behaviour for foreign language learning and for teacher education at Freie Hochschule Stuttgart (Waldorf Teachers College). It describes performative approaches to teaching poetry and prose fiction and explains the central role which both authentic literature and different forms of informal learning play in Steiner/Waldorf foreign language teaching and learning. Finally, it discusses a Steiner/Waldorf approach to teaching literature rooted in an understanding of teaching as an art.
Steiner/Waldorf foreign language teacher education , Steiner/Waldorf L2 education , Sense for language , Linguistic-kinesic behaviour , Performative approaches to teacher education , Performative approaches to literature , Literature in foreign language learning , Foreign language teaching as an art
Lutzker, P. (2022) 'Developing the artistry of the teacher in Steiner/Waldorf Education (Part II): Foreign Language Teacher Education at Freie Hochschule Stuttgart (Waldorf Teachers College)', Scenario: A Journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research, 16(1), pp. 68-88. doi: 10.33178/scenario.16.1.5