A Study of the Significance of the Myth Education by Waldorf Pedagogy
Myth education is a peculiars educational activity by Waldorf Pedagogy. It suggests that accessing myths at the right time is helpful to the development of children. Base on the theory of Anthroposophy, this study explores this educational activity to expose its significance. To be specific, the study explores following questions: 1. What is the myth from the viewpoint of Anthroposophy? 2. Why is the myth helpful to the development of children? 3. How does the myth facilitate the development of children?
This study illuminates the viewpoints of myth of various important schools of mythology and the “four bodies” in the human picture of Anthroposophy at first. Furthermore, this study analyzes Rudolf Steiner’s viewpoint of myth and its educational meaning to answer the questions listed above. Accordingly, four conclusions are put forward: 1. The myth is taken as the connection between human beings as a small cosmos and the big cosmos according to Steiner’s Anthroposophy. 2. The spiritual meaning of the development of the body, the spirit, and the soul of human being could be traced in the myth. 3. The myth could affect the development of the body, the spirit, and the soul of human directly. 4. The myth makes man reconnected to the world and regain the spiritual meaning of life. It is what Waldorf Pedagogy attempts to achieve.
|關鍵詞||華德福教育、人智學、神話、人類圖像、Wardolf Pedagogy、Anthroposophy、myth、human picture|