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Involution and Evolution: How the High School Builds on the Elementary School—A Talk with Douglas Gerwin

Event Date: 
Mon February 18, 2013 7:00pm

Monadnock Waldorf School is pleased to welcome Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D. for a talk entitled “Involution and Evolution: The Transition from Elementary School to High School.” The presentation, to be held on Monday, February 18 at 7:00pm at Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 S. Lincoln Street, Keene, is free and open to the public. The transition from middle school to high school can either be a disconnected lurch into a different educational world, or it can be a carefully considered, seamless step that enables the high school student and teacher to build on the foundations of the first eight years of education. Out of the powers of imaginative learning, cultivated through middle school, arise in the high school student those crucial abilities to weigh, assess, and to arrive at truth – abilities that will enable the student to excel in future studies and in life. Dr. Gerwin is the Director of the Center for Anthroposophy and Co-Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. He has taught history, literature, German, music, and life science at the Waldorf high school level since 1983. He presently divides his time between adult education and teaching in various North American Waldorf schools. Dr. Gerwin is the founder of the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program at the Center for Anthroposophy and editor of several books related to Waldorf education.