In 1919, Steiner began his first school; now numerous schools all over the world continue to draw inspiration from his thoughts on education. Steiner attended school in Austria and was a pupil in the Vienna University of Technology.
In the late 1880s, Steiner began editing the scientific papers of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a job that will continue for a long time. While working on Goethe’s writings, Steiner created works of his own, such as the Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe’s World Conception (1886) as well as The Doctrine of Liberty (1894). By 1900, Steiner’s interest in religious growth had led to his involvement in the German Theosophical Society.
Anthroposophy was Rudolf Steiner’s own doctrine, which postulated that heightened consciousness would enable world use of religious knowledge. Steiner started building of the initial variation of his Goetheanum, a structure he designed as a facility for anthroposophical studies, in 1913 in Dornach, Switzerland.
Steiner’s philosophical interests touched on a variety of areas of life, in the artwork to creating supportive environments for individuals with handicaps. He’s also credited with developing a number of the principles of what’s now called biodynamic farming.
In 1919, Steiner created a school for the kids of workers in the Waldorf Astoria cigarette factory in Stuttgart, Germany. Steiner’s educational philosophy encouraged teachers to give attention to the physical, mental and religious needs of every pupil. Steiner also stressed the need for imagination in learning.
Steiner’s educational strategy came to be embraced by many more. Now, there still are numerous schools globally using Steiner’s procedures. During his closing years, Steiner wascriticizedby rising political figure Adolf Hitler and harassed by illhealth. On March 30, 1925, Steiner died in age 64 in Dornach, Switzerland.