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Ingeniero Maschwitz is a village in the municipality of Escobar, province of Buenos Aires. While it does not have the diverse attractions as the capital city of Buenos Aires, Maschwitz does offer all the basic amenities such as supermarkets, clothing shops, bars, restaurants, parillas, numerous fruit stands, and pelucurias, hardware stores, a sports center, and a minor league football team. It is also home to one of the most interesting schools "The Waldorf School."
Okay, I am not Argentine and perhaps my expectations are a little high for a pueblo in the municipality of Escobar but how did this statue become vandalized with the police station adjacent to the main square?
My next question is how long will the statue remain like this before somebody takes notice and does something about it? This photo was taken at 3:15 pm on Sunday afternoon.
My final question is why is this statue of Emilio Mitri the center piece of the square? I understand he was an important figure in the development of the railway system here but the town is named Ingeniero Maschwitz, not Emilio Mitri.
Waldorf education (also known as Steiner or Steiner-Waldorf education) is based upon the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, and his spiritual philosophy anthroposophy. Waldorf education emphasizes an imaginative approach to learning and aims to develop holistic thinking that includes creative as well as analytic thought. The education's ultimate goal is to provide young people the basis with which to develop into free, moral and integrated individuals.
Waldorf education attempts to integrate practical, artistic, and intellectual approaches into the teaching of all subjects. Its curriculum and pedagogy follows Steiner's pedagogical model of a child's holistic development, which views childhood as divided into seven-year developmental stages, each having its own learning requirements:
* During early childhood, learning (language and skill acquisition) is largely experiential, imitative and sensory-based.
* In the elementary school years, learning is naturally (so teaching should be) artistic and imaginative.
* Finally, during adolescence the capacity for abstract thought and conceptual judgment develops.
Thus, Waldorf education emphasizes from birth to ages 6-7 learning through doing, from ages 7-14 learning through the imagination, feeling life, and artistic expression, and from 14-18 learning through intellectual understanding, with "adolescents focus[ing] on ethics, social responsibility, and mastery of complex and rigorous subject matter".
Waldorf teachers use the concept of the four temperaments to help interpret, understand and relate to the behaviour and personalities of children under their tutelage. These temperaments are choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic, and sanguine. These four temperaments are thought to express four basic personality types, each possessing its own fundamental way of regarding and interacting with the world. Waldorf teachers work with these in various ways; for instance, they may seat children of the same "temperament" or personality type in proximity in the classroom. One aim is to help harmonize and balance the more extreme characteristics of each type.
Another fundamental tenet of Waldorf pedagogy is the pursuit of the non-competitive environment. Children are allowed to learn at their own pace, based upon the belief that a child will grasp a concept or achieve a skill when he or she is ready. This approach also extends to physical education, where competitive sports are introduced in upper grades.
For more information go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_education
- Pros:Quiet and less congested than the city of Buenos Aires
- Cons:Unpaved Streets turn into mud when it rains
- In a nutshell:Home sweet home!
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