Curriculum Includes Method
The method of teaching is based on an in-depth study of child development and will vary with the age of the child. The way the lessons are presented are equally as important as the content, thus the term Waldorf curriculum implies a description of the whole teaching approach, method and content.
It is a methodology that encourages self-discovery, research and engagement with the subject matter so that a proper body of knowledge can be built. The curriculum places emphasis on practical work, which includes, as intrinsic to each year, such activities as handwork, woodwork, gardening, metalwork, craft and design. In addition Waldorf’s emphasis on entrepreneurial insight and effort is able to develop these skills to be of use in the meaningful participation in society.