Class Meetings with Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Teaching Technology in Waldorf Schools

Tuesday, November 13, 7pm

As recent studies show, technology works like a drug. As with any drug, it can either help by speeding up and bolstering vital processes, or it can take over the very functions it was designed to assist. In the first case, technology behaves like a dutiful apprentice to the sorcerer. In the second case, the apprentice becomes the sorcerer. How do we educate our students so that they are able to wield the sorcerer's wand without falling under its spell?

Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D., is Director for Anthroposophy, including Chair of its Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program, and Co-director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. A Waldorf graduate himself, Dr. Gerwin has taught for more than twenty-five years at university and high school levels in subjects ranging from biology and history to German and music.