The Centre for Creative Education is an independent, non-profit, Waldorf-inspired institution based in Cape Town, South Africa. We seek to transform individuals and society by training teachers and performing artists, running a primary school in Khayelitsha, and lending support to over 25 schools in various ways. This happens locally and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. We emphasize artistic creation as a central component of learning and health, and a means of profoundly engaging the liberal arts and sciences, social cohesion and well-rounded thinking.
Accredited qualifications with a difference
- Bachelor of Education (Foundation and Intermediate Phase) for teaching primary school children.
- Bachelor of Arts (Dance) in Eurythmy (an art of movement) for teaching, performing or guiding social processes
- Certificates in Early Childhood Development (NQF Levels 4 and 5) for educare/kindergarten/pre-school
Children who learn in a creative way love the school experience. Creativity awakens curiosity, enthusiasm, the wish to discover and to work together with others. It integrates head, heart and hands, making all learning meaningful and enjoyable. Based on Waldorf Education, which aims to develop independent and free human beings, the qualifications are valid in all South African schools, whether state (public) schools, independent schools or Waldorf Schools. Children need inspiring and creative teachers! Click here for more
Teacher Training curriculum emphasizes hands-on artistic experience
Experiential, interdisciplinary learning is a key feature of the training programme. Clay modeling is one of the many artistic forms that are a vital part classroom activity. Academic learning is supported by experiential hands-on processes that turn theory into one's own experience: group work, artistic expression, individual exercise, and practical application.
Studies include using the imagination, music, movement, painting and drawing, arts and crafts, speech, drama and storytelling. These are essential tools for creative teaching that make learning a joy for children at school.
If you are considering joining one of our programmes, or just generally interested in what we do, a visit to one of our Open Days will be an important step. Our doors are open between 9 am and 12 noon, so feel free to pay us a visit on one of these Saturdays.
Speaking to staff members and students and looking at the work done by students will give you a good impression of our approach. This impression can be taken further by booking an interview, which we always have with prospective applicants. You can also book an interview if you are not able to attend the Open Day.
Open Days during 2017:
- 20 May
- 19 August
- 9 September
- 14 October
- 11 November and
- 2 December
A tribute to Prof Clive J Millar
With the following link you have access to the Festschrift 'Thinking about Teaching' written in honour of Prof Clive J. Millar, who has been pivotal in developing the research component of our degree courses.
Form and Freedom
It's a beautiful day
To wake up singing another
Sharing a melody, a smile and words in style ...
I stand before you ma-Afrika
Like I did the other day
When I told you of Ancient Evenings
Now it's a new day.
- Vocalist diva Sibongile Khumalo, from her CD entitled Immortal Secrets, Sony 2000