Lectures on the Science and Art of Education, with Other Lectures

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJoseph Payne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1884 Excerpt: ... EDUCATIONAL METHODS. There is a just distinction between a method and an art, and between these and a science. A method is a special mode of administering an art, and an art is a practical display of a science. In education, every teacher must have some mode of exhibiting the notions he ha3 of his art, and this mode is his method. He is practicing his art whenever he calls forth the active powers of his pupils, let the subject on which he exercises them be what it may. A simple machine, a flower, a bit of chalfc, 01 a portion of language, may be the means for displaying his art. But if he contents himself with leading his pupils, in a desultory way, from one point of knowledge to another, from one temporary mental excitement to another, he risks their loss both of instruction and education--the one consisting in the ordinary acquisition of knowledge, the other in the attainment, through instruction, of good mental habits. The teacher, then, must define his object by a special mode or method for securing it. This method will be the exponent of his notions of the art of education, and it will be good or bad just as these notions are sound or unsound; and this, again, will depend on his knowledge of the science of education--a science, as was before shown, ultimately based on that of human nature. The principle being once admitted, that the instruction aimed at can only be gained by the thinking of the pupil, it follows that the direct object of the teacher is to get the learner to think. The mode of procedure which secures this ob ject in the best way, is the best method of teaching. There may, therefore, be many good methods of teaching; but no method is good which does not recognize and appreciate the pupil's natural method of learning. This principle, I re...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1884 Excerpt: ... EDUCATIONAL METHODS. There is a just distinction between a method and an art, and between these and a science. A method is a spe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217964648

ISBN - 13:9780217964647

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