“Affirming – Nurturing – Trusting, an Education for Today and Tomorrow”
In April 2023, the 11th meeting of teachers and educators worldwide will take place at the Goetheanum. The theme of the conference is: “Affirming – Nurturing – Trusting, an Education for Today and Tomorrow”. We look forward to seeing you there!
Children, young people and adults need inner strength, health and resilience. They need intellectual, emotional and social skills to understand and accept the earth, themselves and their fellow human beings. What can we renew in our educational practice to develop what is needed to live together?
“We want you to be.”
For over a hundred years, educators have been calling for educational practice to be shaped from the recognition of the child. Intellectual learning and standardised methods continue to unilaterally determine everyday teaching. The physical and emotional development becomes unbalanced, the own body becomes a foreign body. The unreflective use of digital media and the increasing lack of movement and contact reinforce these phenomena.
Thus, the present calls for affirming life, nurturing it and having trust. We want to help children and young people experience: «We want you to be. We have not yet planned the future. We want to help make the future possible by seeing and nurturing the never-before in you.»