EduCareDo is a new way of self-awakening and learning
Today we live with deep questions in our hearts:
· How do we meet the changing world?
· How do we change to meet the world?
· How can we change to become active participants in the creation of our earth’s future?
The EduCareDo online, distance education course evolved in response to the needs of many people who are searching for new possibilities to develop their capacities in freedom on the path of self-knowledge. This path is not only self-development, but also for the benefit of the world and fellow human beings. The course is for people, who because of their life circumstances, e.g. family, work and distances from learning centres, time restrictions, health reasons or financial difficulties, cannot attend regular courses, seminars or colleges. EduCareDo offers self-awakening study courses in distance-education mode.
The one-year course of Anthroposophical Studies is in simple language and is built up on the basis of Salutogenesis (origins of health) from the moment of birth of the child, when the human intervention education, caring and doing start (EduCareDo).
The course explores the understanding, caring and development of the twelve senses in relationship to our contemporary life circumstances and their effects on our health. We explore the ‘threefoldness’ of the human constitution and of the surrounding world in its various manifestations.
In self-awakening learning everything is presented so that it can be experienced and individualized. Goethe’s phenomenological science helps us look for meaning and the many experiments and exercises of the lessons are leading to condensation of meaning, to cognition.
The human being’s relation to the world and to the four kingdoms of nature leads is to the development and care of the four members of the human being. Many experiments and exercises relating to the four elements, ethers and temperaments together with artistic activities open new possibilities to look at the human being and the world. We arrive at new directions in medicine and therapies, biodynamic agriculture, curative eurythmy, arts and sciences through Rudolf Steiner’s insights.
The lessons on female and male spirituality lead us through ancient evolutionary processes to present day questions and new possibilities in counselling. The ecological-social-economy lessons explore how some of the great gifts of Rudolf Steiner can be realized in practical life today.
The arts and their mission accompany us through the course with painting, speech, sculpting and eurythmy exercise. Biography work and astronomy bring new practical insights into microcosmic and macrocosmic relationships and our destinies.
Through the health and nutrition lessons, we endeavor to build images of the ‘healthy human being’ and ‘healthy nutrition’. Introduction to biodymanic farming and nutrition in comparison worth our ‘ordinary’ produce and food processes with additives and their health effects, together with conventional and ‘Goetheanistic’ laboratory tests. We explore the meaning and processes of nutrition and the effects of many foods in relation to our well being. An overview is presented of some mind and consciousness altering drugs.
We explore the functional dynamics of the human sheaths in health and illness and the workings of the immune system. Through Rudolf Steiner’s insight and research we look at the mysteries and origins of health and illness and the basic aspects of healing and medicine.
Right through the lessons we work with the six basic exercises finishing with the curative eurythmy exercise ‘I think speech’, given by Rudolf Steiner. The lessons are full of practical applications for personal and professional life. The Diary Sheets attached to each lesson encourage the participants to check their progress of ‘what do I know’, ‘how do I care’ and ‘what can I do’? The real meaning of EduCareDo as a research tool.
One student says of the course:
“Initially I thought I would want the lessons more frequently. I have changed my mind.I enjoy savouring these contents. I experience the light you have sent into the sleeping giants of Steiner’s old lectures and the resplendence that has resulted from their awakening”.
“Everything is highly relevant to my life! I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It has made me more accountable to myself and helps my awareness of myself, of my life, the world and other people, my life and work more creative”.
A number of health professionals and course-leading therapists are reporting that the EduCareDo course is providing them with good resource material and with an overview of research in salutogenesis, the basis of EduCareDo.
From EduCareDo’s beginnings in 2002, over 2300 students have enrolled in the course, from 29 countries!
The EduCareDo Anthroposophical Study Course is delivered by mail, or email, in 26 beautiful, colour illustrated lessons (one every two weeks during the year).
One can start the one-year course at any time.
Participants do not need to own a computer.
Cost for the 26 lessons
By email: $A450
By mail: $A550 (in Australia) $A600 (rest of the world)
* There is a discount of $50 for teachers, co-workers and parents of children in Steiner/Waldorf schools, financial members of the Anthroposophical Society, doctors and therapists.
By email: $A400
By mail: $A500 (in Australia) $A550 (rest of the world)
* For students enrolling as a group of 6 or more, there is a further discount. Mail is sent to one nominated address, emails are individually delivered. Prices are per student:
By email: $A350
By mail: $A450 (in Australia) $A500 (rest of the world)
To enrol online
To enroll online and get started with lesson 1 today, click here
Postal Address: 159 Dairyville Road Upper Orara NSW 2450 Australia.
Phone: +61 2 6601 9318.
EduCareDo is a registered non-profit organisation to promote worldwide adult research and learning based on the work of Rudolf Steiner. Members of the General Section of the School of Spiritual Science are responsible for EduCareDo.