Common Sense In Education And Teaching; An Introduction To Practice

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byPercy Arthur Barnett

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...guide us in getting a language studied for the purposes of literary mastery. The power to read and understand written or printed matter may go with marked inability to speak and to understand speech. In the enforcing of the truth that every language must be learnt by use rather than by rules, M. The services Gouin and the apostles of his teaching have of M. Gouin rendered real service. They have, at all events, called attention to the futility of the attempt to teach speech exclusively by the slow and imperfect method of books and translation. They have not rediscovered, but they have revivified, the practice of teaching by means of percepts and concepts at first hand. In so far as the cultivation of audible speech is concerned, it must be admitted that this is a vast gain, even if more is claimed for the "method" in rivalry with old practices than it seems to deserve. It may well be taken as a general inspiration; but its rigid rules seem to experienced teachers to be unnecessary, and it is assuredly an immense strain on the teacher. M. Gouin's method claims to be original in recognising the immense work done in the learning of languages by the visualising imagination. I do not know that this can be sustained as it stands. It would seem preferable to admit that M. Gouin has done more than others to carry into effect the principle of teaching by means of things, that is, objects and actions, and that he has rendered admirable service in establishing a more rational series in successive stages of teaching than is provided by the arbitrary analytical method on which most of us have been brought up. He is distinctly and unexceptionably right in taking as his type of procedure the stages by which we learn our mother-tongue, the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...guide us in getting a language studied for the purposes of literary mastery. The power to read and understand w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217813267

ISBN - 13:9780217813266

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