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YOUR AAAT WORKSHOP OPTIONS

In the afternoon parallel workshops over two time slots will be offered. You are invited to join one or two of them to deepen your understanding and experience in different fields. Each workshop runs for 5 consecutive days.

Workshop Timeslot 1

1A - ECONOMY OF LOVE

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NAGLAA AHMED

Standard description and the motive to initiate the Economy of Love. - Difference between EOL and other standards. - Economic, social, environmental and educational dimensions related to the standard. - Benefits of working together related to regenerative agriculture. - True cost accounting of the products and how biodynamic can contribute to transformational change and solutions for food security, additional income and climate change.

1C - INDIVIDUAL, ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL HEALTH

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FRIEDEMANN SCHAD

What is health? Where does health come from? How can we support recovery or minimise pathogenic influences in ourselves, in our social environment and in the treatment of the earth? In times of climate change, the question of health has taken on a global dimension. Without a healthy environment, individual health and the health of our societies will be threatened. We want to discuss fundamental questions of health and illness at those different levels. What understanding, what attitude do we need in order to face the pressing issues of the 21st century together? The concepts of OneHealth, examples like planetary health diet or the Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare (TCIH) approach are internationally developing. In our dialogue, we want to look for solutions and ask the question, what can I contribute for healing processes?

1E - YOUTH CARE

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KINE VOIGTS

Who leads whom? Together we shall search: for guidelines and orientation, for the sense in all things, for the experiences and observations of the youth in all fields of life, for the experiences of the older generation too. We shall travel along paths in conversation, in song, in games, where we might discover Michael, the spirit of our time.

1G & 2G - HEALING THROUGH ART

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RADWA SHEDEED and ANGELA KATSCHKE

Children with childhood challenges often express their inner tension and stress through difficult behaviours. In this workshop, we will examine various scenarios that you may encounter with your children and how doing art can promote the healing journey of children. We will place a special emphasis on utilising art materials found in nature to overcome financial constraints, particularly in areas where healing through art is most essential.

This is a double workshop (session 1 & 2) 

1B - LIVING WELL IN THE COMMUNITY

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NONOFO KGOPISI and RICHARD BLAKE

In this workshop we will unpack this question together, and thereby explore the relationships between: curriculum; community asset mapping; and networking with parents, families and local communities.

1D - UNDERSTANDING SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN IN OUR SOCIETY

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MPHO MAKUTU and JANET MANONI

All wisdom begins in wonder. Curative Education marks what was a ground-breaking collaboration between pedagogy and the medical world to understanding special needs children. This workshop aims at sharing experiences and building an enduring foundation for understanding children with special needs in our society. We will cover conditions such as: autism, attention deficit disorder, spina bifida, hydrocephalus and down syndrome. Expect interactive sessions suitable for all including teachers, caregivers, parents, siblings, therapists and all those working with a child with special needs. Case studies from Botswana Camphill and Mwanangu Special Waldorf School in Vikindu Tanzania.

1F & 2F - BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE

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OLIVER VENANCE and ANGELA HOFMANN

Agriculture is one of the key outcomes of Antroposophy. In his lectures in 1924 Rudolf Steiner (the founder of Biodynamic Agriculture and Waldorf Education) explained how recently the food that we eat can no longer give the energy necessary for manifesting the spirit and physical life. This workshop will introduce Biodynamic Agriculture, compost making and how nature forces are important in agriculture and human development. Participants will also learn about horticulture, farming in tropical and semi arid conditions, agroforestry, natural ways to deal with pests, diseases and weeds with a new technology (Push Pull method). Insight into healthy nutrition, the Biodynamic Calendar, carbon sequestration and certification processes will also be part of the training.

This is a double workshop (session 1 & 2) 

1H - WALDORF EDUCATION IN PRACTICE

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JANET KIMANDI & PATRICK SEGGUJJA

In Waldorf education, the focus is on nurturing the whole child through a holistic approach to learning. Students engage in hands-on activities, artistic expression, and outdoor experiences to foster creativity, critical thinking, and a love for learning. It's all about creating a supportive and nurturing atmosphere where students can thrive and develop their unique talents. It's an exciting and innovative approach to education! We shall explore the dynamics in Waldorf that fosters students in new communities of human living. Come with us on this journey and let's unpack and have a taste of what it is like in the African perspective..... You are our textbooks and we are your students.

Workshop Timeslot 2

2A - MEDITATION AND MENTAL HEALTH

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 KASMIR MSIGWA and JOAN SLEIGH

Throughout the workshop we will be exploring the power of meditation and how beneficial it is for the body including mental health.We will deeply look at how meditation through positive emotion influences mental well being. Not only that but also we will explore on meditation addresses various mental problems like social anxiety disorder, depression and the like. Looking forward to a fruitful workshop! We will deeply look at how meditation through positive emotion influences mental well being. Not only that but also we will explore on meditation addresses various mental problems like social anxiety disorder, depression and the like. Looking forward to a fruitful workshop!

2C - CHILD DEVELOPMENT - BIRTH TO 7 YEARS

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RUTH THIONGO and COBIE ROELVERT

Child Development - Birth to 7 years: How little children move, speak and learn to think will be the focus of this workshop. What can I, as parent or teacher, do to help them develop in a healthy way and in an environment that supports them? We will consider universal laws and explore the theme through song, rhyme, rhythms and games.

2E - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF WALDORF SCHOOLS

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PATRICK KARANJA and JULIA SCHAD

Nurturing Teacher Autonomy and Professional Growth in Waldorf: Embracing the foundational principles of Waldorf education, this workshop is dedicated to exploring and enhancing two critical aspects of Waldorf leadership: Teacher Autonomy and Professional Development. Attendees will delve into the unique approach Waldorf schools take towards fostering an environment that champions the autonomy of teachers and prioritizes continuous professional growth.

1G & 2G - HEALING THROUGH ART

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RADWA SHEDEED and ANGELA KATSCHKE

Children with childhood challenges often express their inner tension and stress through difficult behaviours. In this workshop, we will examine various scenarios that you may encounter with your children and how doing art can promote the healing journey of children. We will place a special emphasis on utilising art materials found in nature to overcome financial constraints, particularly in areas where healing through art is most essential.

This is a double workshop (session 1 & 2) 

2B - TRAUMA AND EURYTHMY THERAPY

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JULIA O'LEARY, KIKI SANNE and PONEGO MOSIGE

Developing an understanding of the effects of trauma on the human being and especially children, as basic tool to use pedagogical and therapeutical measures to support the inherent healing forces. 
Together we’ll explore practices, case studies and theory in a group oriented way to become aware of the individual and social experiences and implications. We hope to demonstrate and develop the understanding how you can support others and yourself. 

2D - SUSTAINABLE BUILDING - WITH PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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WILFRIED BOHM

This workshop will explore how we can build better homes and communities in future, learning through conversation and also by creating together. The PEOPLE: How can a community plan and construct its buildings and grounds as a collaborative effort? How do we find forms that can inspire our work? Our ENVIRONMENT: What is the effect of buildings on us humans and on our environment? How do we care for our earth environment by building with sustainable materials and methods, in ways that suit our African home?

1F & 2F - BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE

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OLIVER VENANCE and ANGELA HOFMANN

Agriculture is one of the key outcomes of Antroposophy. In his lectures in 1924 Rudolf Steiner (the founder of Biodynamic Agriculture and Waldorf Education) explained how recently the food that we eat can no longer give the energy necessary for manifesting the spirit and physical life. This workshop will introduce Biodynamic Agriculture, compost making and how nature forces are important in agriculture and human development. Participants will also learn about horticulture, farming in tropical and semi arid conditions, agroforestry, natural ways to deal with pests, diseases and weeds with a new technology (Push Pull method). Insight into healthy nutrition, the Biodynamic Calendar, carbon sequestration and certification processes will also be part of the training.

This is a double workshop (session 1 & 2) 

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