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Paper presentation at the International Steiner Symposium 2021. The Actuality of Rudolf Steiner: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Steiner in the 21st Century.

This article presents an understanding about the concept of moral imagination and its implications for free practical action. It deals with the impact of education from early childhood to adulthood and how Waldorf pedagogy can create the conditions for intuitive thinking that contributes to ethical individualism and some degree of freedom. The child’s fantasy is followed by the creative fantasy of the adolescent and the moral imagination of the adult.

The taste for beauty becomes the appreciation of what is good and ethical. The senses can be educated to appreciate and practice beauty, through activities that are practical and within everyone’s reach, such as experiencing tales and watercolor paintings. It presents the experience of a proposal of adult education through artistic activity using watercolor paintings together with fairy tales as a possibility of self-development and lifelong education.

Kátia Maria Sequiera da Silva: Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Kátia is a Master’s student in Education at UFPR (2019-2021), with a specialization in Anthroposophy as a basis for Health Practices at Positivo University PR (2012), a specialization in Work Psychology at UFPR (2010) and in People Management at UFPR (2002). Kátia graduated in Psychology at UFPR (1989). She worked as an educator in the areas of career planning, preparation for retirement, performance evaluation and selection interview at Banco do Brasil from 2002 to 2016. She has also completed a course in Social Pedagogy, by the Social Pedagogy Association (APS), in 2017 and in the Germinar Programme, by the Comviver Association, in 2019.

Dr. Tania Stoltz: Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Tania graduated in Pedagogy and Artistic Education, M.Sc. in Education, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Catholic University of São Paulo. She completed a post-doctorate at the Jean Piaget Archives, Switzerland and with Alanus Hochschule, Germany. Tania has worked as coordinator of the scientific cooperation between UFPR and the Jean Piaget Archives, Switzerland (2003-2008), and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jean Piaget Society, USA (2016-2019). Tania is currently a Professor and researcher at UFPR, and has experience in Education, with an emphasis on Educational Psychology. Tania supervises dissertations and theses focused on themes around the works of Jean Piaget, Rudolf Steiner, and Lev Vygotsky.