"Through Life - for Life - through Work."
learning by doing work or providing services
printing press plays important role / pupils create their own tangible media
more "hands-on" and anti-authoritarian than Waldorf or Montessori
"Thinking / Feeling / Willing"
artistic / creative practice integral part of an epoch-based curriculum
older students or parents create instruments for younger kids
preference for natural (wood, clay, wool) materials
more φαντασία -oriented than Montessori or Freinet
"Help me to do it myself !"
four domains of focus: Practical Life, Sensing, Language and Math
free choice from didactic instruments pre-selected by the Teacher
importance of classrom's spatial setup
more "cognitive" (e.g. Polarization of attention) than Steiner or Freinet
"Head. Heart. Hand"
child-oriented and NOT market-oriented attitude ("We are teachers and not businessmen.")
integrative, holistic and synthetic
increased amount of manual, haptic or corporal activity
higher amount of parent and pupil participation
egalitarian interaction between classes and ages
own instruments and media
HW :: Raspberry Pis (A+, B+, Zeros, Compute modules), Arduinos, Touchless interaction sensors (Skywriter theremin, PAJ7620U2), e-ink displays
OS :: Linux (collaborative coding with terminal + ssh + screen -x )
Code :: Python, C++ (mostly copy & paste code reuse, of course), HTML
Making :: cardboard, old music instruments, old books, wood, acryl ...
recommended age: secondary level (e.g. 10 years and older)
recommended facilitator / apprentice ratio: 1 facilitator per 5-7 apprentices
recommended Goal: create media / instruments / tools which can be used by primary level pupils
MYFD = make Your friend's device
MYSD = make Your sibling's device
MYCD = make Your child's device