Sharing in the Age of Technology

As Screen Free Week 2012 approaches, Su Rubinoff shares some thoughts about some fundamental changes that electronic media have brought to our family lives.

These days, family members each have a cell phone, they do not need to share the family’s house phone.  Most homes have more than one television so teenagers do not need to share or negotiate who is going to watch what.  Often there is more than one car per household and older teens may have their own, they do not need to share or consider how their plans will fit with those of others. Continue reading →

What did Steiner say about television?

In this article Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND of writes about the impact of television on students from the viewpoints of Waldorf pedagogy as well as recent neurological and behavioral research.

So what did Steiner have to say about television? Nothing. There were no televisions in his time. But, he said enough about early childhood education that we can surmise what his views on the tube would have been.

These reasons center on Steiner’s view of the astral body, imagination and the way a child learns.

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