Originally Posted by orangewallflower
I don't think the scientific method is taught in high school either, but perhaps someone familiar with the curriculum can say for sure.
I'm rather surprised that you say that. We were taught about teaching science at university, and as I understand it, beginning in Class 6, you ]
a) spend one day demonstrating the phenomenon, often in a way that involves the children actively and then
b) you spend a day talking about what happened (recalling it) with a focus on careful and exact observation, and
c) on the third day, and while composing some kind of 'report' about all this, you "arrive at the concept". This is generally done lightly in Class 6 -- the concepts are pretty basic and they're not stressed too much -- but it becomes more and more important.
I don't really know much about Upper School science but I believe big established schools have labs and everything; I would be surprised if they didn't teach the scientific method. I once saw a documentary about Steiner Education that featured, among others, an 18-year-old German boy whose Class 12 project involved testing different kinds of sand to find out which filtered water the best. Apparently the town then went on to use the results of his research in a fountain they build. That sounds like science to me, but perhaps we have different definitions?
Now, mind you, none of this seems strange to me because I wasn't really taught any science in primary school. We did do some observation and talking about things in the last year or so, but as far as I can remember it was very
basic. And even in secondary school we proceeded quite slowly.
The religion think varies wildly from school to school. The only think that makes sense is visit the specific school, ask some difficult questions to a few different people, and see how they react.
Oh, and in my experience, not all
eyrhythmy is 'pure anthroposophy', at least not in my experience. It is usually funny, though