1. Education – Health for Life
Education and medicine working together for a healthy development
Edited and co-authored by, Dr Michaela Gloeckler, Stefan Langhammer and Christof Weichert
Kolisko conferences have become known around the world, for their medical-pedagogical content, seeking to
strengthen the understanding of Waldorf (Steiner) education. Earlier, run every 4 years, in one country only, 9
conferences were organised in 2006 around the world in: India, Taiwan, , South Africa, Philippines, Ukraine,
Australia, Mexico, Sweden and culminating in France in the UNESCO facilities in Paris. Dr Michaela Gloeckler
was a keynote lecturer in each of these conferences.
Out of the world wide impulse of the Kolisko conferences 2006, came the request for a conference compendium.
The concept of the book developed from one of specific published research to a text which shares the
experiences and thoughts of more than 15 individuals well known in their fields. The driving force for this text
was Dr Michaela Gloeckler, paediatrician who was also a waldorf teacher. There are 20 chapters, with
numerous sub-chapters, the contents of which range from The Task of the School Doctor, Gifted Children,
Meditations for Teachers, to Projective Geometry. A particularly moving chapter contains questions from
teachers, such as How do I love my children, particularly the difficult ones, and individual support work:what
age can this start?
Some of our experienced teachers have seen this book and said there is such a depth to the book that they can
work with it for years.
The books are in A4 format, have 309 pages and a soft cover with fold back fly sheet. They weigh
approximately 800 gm. They are available from the following centres:
Rudolf Steiner Bookshop (Sydney)
Tel:+61 2 645 169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
Anthroposophic Book Centre (Adelaide)