The First Teachers’ Course


Thirty lectures, fifteen practical discussions and one address, held in Stuttgart, Germany from 19 August – 5 September, 1919 for the prospective teachers of the first Waldorf School. The entire first teachers’ course published in chronological order.

This book contains lectures and an address from the First Teachers’ Course given by Rudolf Steiner to prospective teachers in preparation for the opening of the first Waldorf School in the fall of 1919. The 14-day intensive course consisted of lectures on anthropological foundations of education and teaching methods in the morning, and several hours of practicing teaching in the afternoon.

This edition of the First Teachers’ Course combines what used to be published as three separate volumes (The Foundations of Human Experience  or The Study of Man, Practical Advice to Teachers,  and Discussions with Teachers) and presents the lectures in chronological order as they were given, allowing readers to enter more fully into the spirit of the course.

The translation is rendered with fluid and accessible language that would allow readers from various language backgrounds to grapple with Steiner’s demanding contents without being impeded by unnecessarily complex sentence structures or terminology

Book Title

The First Teachers' Course

Book Subtitle

Anthropological Foundations, Methods of Teaching, Practical Discussions


Margot M. Saar


Jon McAlice, Neil Boland


Ratayakom; Bangkok, Thailand



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