Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence

The art of education: Empowering our children to shape their future

In Sep­tem­ber 1919, the first Wal­dorf school opened its doors in Stuttgart, Ger­many. On the 100th anniver­sary of the Wal­dorf move­ment, there are over 1182 schools in 66 coun­tries and the move­ment con­tin­ues to grow.

On this occa­sion, you are invit­ed to join pol­i­cy mak­ers, aca­d­e­mics, teach­ers, par­ents and peo­ple pas­sion­ate about edu­ca­tion to par­tic­i­pate in a live­ly debate on the future of school edu­ca­tion.

Conference programme

Date & Venue

Thursday 7 November 2019
KVS, Royal Flemish Theatre Brussels

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8:45 — 9:15

Registration

9:15 — 10:00

Words of welcome
Brief history of Waldorf education

10:00 — 10:10

Creative re-energiser

10:15 — 10:50

Keynote address

Trying to be at home in the world: Education for the present

Gert Bies­ta

Pro­fes­sor of Pub­lic Edu­ca­tion at Maynooth Uni­ver­si­ty, and NIVOZ Pro­fes­sor for Edu­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Human­is­tic Stud­ies

10:50 — 11:35

Creative re-energiser & Coffee break

11:35 — 13:00

Panel discussion

Tomorrow’s education: how it could be

Irmeli Hali­nen

Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion­al Inno­va­tions, Metodix Oy

François Tad­dei

Direc­tor, Cen­tre of Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Research

Scher­to Gill

Senior Fel­low, Guer­rand-Her­mès Foun­da­tion for Peace Research Insti­tute, Vis­it­ing Fel­low, Uni­ver­si­ty of Sus­sex

Peter Gallin

Math­e­mati­cian with focus on didac­tics and dia­log­ic learn­ing

Sue Palmer

Lit­er­a­cy spe­cial­ist and author of ‘Tox­ic Child­hood’

Trevor Mepham

Head­mas­ter of the Stein­er Acad­e­my, Frome

13:00 — 14:15

Lunch

14:15 — 15:30

Group Workshop: The role of competences

Tables on EU Key Competences for lifelong learning

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Tables on overarching themes

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Table host: Peter Lutzk­er

15:30–16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 — 16:20

Student impressions of the workshop

16:20 — 16:30

Creative re-energiser

16:30 — 17:00

Q&A with EU officials

17:00 — 17:35

Concluding speech

Flo­ri­an Oss­wald

Head of the Ped­a­gog­i­cal Sec­tion, Goetheanum

17:35 — 19:00

Musical performance & drinks reception

19:00 — 21:00

Dinner (Optional — registrations will open in September)

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