Science teaching in Waldorf schools

Leading team

Prof. David Fortus

Postdocs and students

Rahela Alfasi

Summary

Research Questions: How does an atypical school organizational structure influence science teachers' sense of empowerment in their classes? How does teaching science in 3-week blocks rather than over the entire year affect students' achievement and motivation? In many aspects, science teaching in Waldorf schools defies conventional wisdom, yet it appears to be helping adolescents blossom in multiple directions. What happens in these schools that support students' motivation to learn science?