Jean-Michel David
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Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School & Melb. Rudolf Steiner Seminar
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About Me
Apart from teaching in Steiner/Waldorf Adult Education & Teacher Training and in a Steiner/Waldorf High School, I have also previously taught Philosophy at LaTrobe University (Bundoora, Melbourne).

In addition to Philosophy and Anthroposophy, my other interests and involvement include Mathematics (my dissertation, back in the 1980s, was focussed on the Epistemology of Mathematics), Freemasonry (for which I am also involved in teaching the Vic Lodge of Research's Certificate of Masonic Studies course), Tarot (for which I am a founding member of the ATS and edit its very successful, and free, monthly Newsletter), and Kabbalah.

On the 'about me' tab on my own site, I wrote (the first two paragraphs paraphrased from another source) what is probably the most succinct self-description relevant here:

'I generally prefer to do things in my own manner, and have never been a 'team player': I can work with a 'team' and for a 'team' and still not be of a 'team'. I do not wish to bask in any 'team glory' nor take credit from collective achievement. Nor, for that matter, take the blame for others’ shortcomings (unless of course they were acting under my instruction or direction or I had trained them and fallen short in that task).

I of course do come together with others for a variety of common purposes, but in the end reserve my rights, as far as is legally and contractually possible, to follow my own judgement.

This above concept of a 'team' is quite distinct to the fructifying influence at work in a community. In such a case, the individuality of each of its members is not subsumed to the collective 'herd' instinct, but instead respected and celebrated.'

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