Waldorf Education in the Age of ChatGPT: New Impulses towards Learning by Heart from Early Childhood through High School
Come to explore the importance of authenticity in our experiences of the world and the human heart intelligence that no AI can ever create. Because we are attuned to our students, there is a field of love and community that creates miracles and new possibilities. From Early Childhood through High School, this is the core of Waldorf education.
February 20 – 22, 2024
As our culture becomes more data-driven and algorithmic, subject to the draconian imperatives of speed, utility, and efficiency, we as Waldorf educators are called on to stand for quality over quantity, encounter over transaction, and human intelligence over artificial intelligence. Our fundamental responsibility is to offer an education towards freedom, not an education merely towards college acceptance or job placement, and to understand the difference, which is not always easy. Waldorf education is uniquely positioned to make just this distinction, however, because it offers a view of the human being and the world that demonstrates, we are always far more than we think we are, and that no Chatbot will ever approach the creative, cosmic, and earthly intelligence of the heart.
The three keynote addresses by Andrew Sullivan will weave spiritual scientific insights on human nature and the evolution of consciousness with age-specific pedagogical suggestions. The overarching goal of the conference is to enliven the moral imagination of each teacher to meet our incredibly challenging, yet, inspiring times, and the incredible children who have chosen to incarnate into them.