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Awakening Intelligence

The Task of the Teacher
and the Key Picture of the Learning Process

Magda Lissau

156 pp.  


Waldorf education awakens intelligence at developmentally appropriate times and prepares students for life through exercising a variety of thinking models. In this compelling book, Magda Lissau unfolds the process of intellectual consciousness and discipline as practiced in the Waldorf school. After reading this book one will become aware of the depth that the curriculum provides for each student.

Topics include:
  • age-appropriate learning and the three forms of memory—localized memory, rhythmical memory, and cognitive memory
  • conceptual and volitional intelligence
  • personal and impersonal intelligence
  • introduction to writing and reading in grade 1
  • introducing place value in grade 2
  • imagination as a tool of transition
  • introduction to fractions in grade 4
  • mythology and history in grade 5
  • astronomy—sky and earth
  • and the theorem of Pythagoras—a measure of balance

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