Parents and the general public are welcome to join in this evening presentation:
From Playing in Fields to the Higgs Field:
How Waldorf Education and
Modern Physics Make Sense
presented by Michael D’Aleo
Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30pm
in the High School Physics Lab / 1317 W. Loyola Ave (south side of Loyola Ave)
The foundation of Waldorf Education is based on a rich developing of the senses in the younger child. As the students become older and more awake to the possibility of "living thinking," more sophisticated and integrated concepts are able to be introduced, developed and understood. This growth allows the students to not only understand some of the latest breakthroughs in science; it also facilitates their ability to live more deeply in their everyday experience of the world. How does the view of education underlying a Waldorf School develop the same type of thinking expressed in modern physics in the Higgs Field? The answer is both simple, yet powerful!
“…students not only need to understand some of the latest breakthroughs in science; it also facilitates their ability to live more deeply in their everyday experience of the world.”
Michael D’Aleo lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of science, education and environmental issues. He was a co-founder of the high school at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs where he taught physical science and astronomy. Mr. D’Aleo has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rutgers University where he graduated Summa cum Laude. He also holds a Masters degree in education from Sunbridge College.
In 1991, Mr. D’Aleo became involved in education and research out of his strong experience of the interrelationship between the world of man, both technical and artistic, and the natural world. He has lectured internationally on the topics of science and education in various settings. Mr. D’Aleo is co-author of the book Sensible Physics Teaching, a guide for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade educators to teach physics in a manner relevant to the experience of the students. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Embracing Materialism and Letting It Go – An experiential guide to overcoming an object-based world conception.