Holistic Teaching Traditions

During this course, students encounter some of the most important contemporary holistic and contemplative approaches to teaching young children. Study focuses primarily on the contemplative traditions of Shambhala, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and others. On-site observations are made in schools that use these approaches. Students explore and compare these traditions to enhance their development as teachers. Through this process, students begin to incorporate personally meaningful aspects of these traditions into their own emerging and unique teaching styles. Sitting meditation requirement. Prerequisite: EDU245.
Course Number: EDU330
Units: 3.0