Child Development from Birth to Rebirth
- 650 US dollars$650
Dates: 26th July - 30th Aug 2024 Module 1: The Intersection of Buddhism, Developmental Science and Holistic Perspectives on Human Development Module 2: Early Childhood: Birth to Age 7 Module 3 Middle Childhood: Age 7 to 14 Abiding Heart Education inaugurated the Child Development from Birth to Rebirth course in 2020, bringing together experts in Buddhist human development, developmental science, and the Steinerian/Waldorf perspective on the nature of the human being. We will learn the Buddhist view of human development and how it relates to child development. In this course, we engage in meditation to explore the view in an experiential way. We learn how to apply the view and meditation when caring for and teaching children. An important aspect of child development in children's pedagogy is for teachers/parents to know what awareness, mediation, and contemplative practice are appropriate in each developmental phase from early childhood to adulthood. Also, how we introduce the View and Meditation to children must come from a deep understanding of child development and how children learn in each developmental phase. In this way, we are able to support the child’s well-being and all-round development. As part of application, we also introduce in this course some meditation exercises for children appropriate for each developmental phase. Forming part of Abiding Heart’s kindergarten and primary teacher training courses, these modules explore physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, self, and spiritual development from conception to birth, through childhood, adult development, and the bardos of death. The richness and depth of the content are presented following Abiding Heart‘s interactive approach, integrated with experiential art and Charya dance. The online format allows everyone who is interested to join and, at the same time, open a welcoming space where participants can share experiences and form bonds.