Author Archives: Gosia Winter

Goethe, aesthetics, morality

I am in the middle of reading a book by John Armstrong called ‘love, life, Goethe: how to be happy in an imperfect world’. I would say that is is a basically chronologically organised account of Goethe’s inner life as … Continue reading

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Catastrophy and Purpose

Just the other night the Australian Senate passed a bill by one vote that heralds a new low for immigration policy in the country. That in itself is no real surprise considering the government in power, but the way in … Continue reading

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Choosing New Individuals

In my last post, I answered the first of three questions posed to me by a friend who is opening a new education initiative in Australia. I’d like to address the second of her questions in this post. The question … Continue reading

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In the Beginning – team initiatives and how to work with differences

A friend of mine read my previous journal post and had a few questions for a situation she is currently in. I certainly do not have extensive experience in beginning schools, but some of my other experiences in organising conferences … Continue reading

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Form, Function, Spirit.

As any cultural organisation develops and grows, the inspired and organically developed spirit that it expresses becomes hard to maintain within a necessarily standardising structure. They are in fact two different and mostly opposing forces – that of organisation/classification and … Continue reading

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Back in the Classroom

I am almost at the end of my first term back teaching after parental leave and it has been amazing. I’m really enjoying it; I am so much more at ease as a teacher and feel like I can relax … Continue reading

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A Tool Without a Task

Technological advancements in society are astounding; I am sure from this phrase the majority of people will think of the technology on which we concentrate on so much today. It took me some study and commitment to really understand with … Continue reading

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World Waldorf Teacher’s Conference

As I was expecting a lot more Eurythmy, talking about the right wall colours for certain ages and generalised sentences beginning with the words ‘Steiner said…’, but I was pleasantly surprised by the rigour and depth of research in the … Continue reading

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Needing Purging

Spring is an interesting time. It is an awakening, but at the same time it is a putting to sleep. In me I feel a great pull to put to sleep a certain kind of clear thinking, and in its … Continue reading

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Last night’s presentation

Last night I presented a summation of some of the ideas I came to in my study of last year’s Unit 2: Aesthetics, Morality and Education for Change. I was very nervous, but I think I did well none-the-less. Below … Continue reading

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