Teaching, Steiner says, should be artistic, creative, and improvisational—not dogmatic. Nonetheless, he is clear that “the great battle” has to do with the spiritual nature of children. He discusses themes such as understanding the role of health and illness in education, as well as the three major phases in child development: imitation, authority, and freedom.
Also included are also two lectures Rudolf Steiner gave in England on Shakespeare and new ideals in education.
Spiritual Science and the Great Questions of our Present Civilization
Education and Practical Life from the Perspective of Spiritual Science
Knowledge of Health and Illness in Education
The Fundamentals of Waldorf Education
Educational Methods Based on Anthroposophy
Education and Drama
Shakespeare and the New Ideals
German source: Erziehungs- und Unterrichtsmethoden auf Anthroposophischer Grundlage (GA 304).