Pestalozzi; An Account Of His Life And Work by Henry Holman

Pestalozzi; An Account Of His Life And Work

byHenry Holman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. PESTALOZZI'S METHODS OF TEACHING LANGUAGE, FORM AND NUMBER. In describing the methods which Pestalozzi used in teaching the above subjects, we shall take the subjects in the order of importance and value which he appeared to attach to them. "The impression made on the senses by form and number precedes the art of speech, but the art of sense-impression and arithmetic come after the art of speech." Although he says that "whatever ideas we may have to acquire in the course of our life are all introduced through the medium of one of these departments," i.e., number, form and language; this does not mean, as it at first seems to suggest, that reading, writing and arithmetic are to be regarded as the foundations of education. Notwithstanding the fact that he says that "Upon these three fundamental points [number, form and language] all elementary instruction is to be built: and it is evident, therefore, that the object of our first exertions in education must be to develop and strengthen, in that manner which is most conformable to nature, the faculties of number, of form, and of language, since upon the healthy state, as it were, of those faculties, the correctness of our perceptions essentially depends "; his experience convinced him that reading, writing and arithmetic, far from being the foundation elements of instruction, ought to be regarded as subordinate ones. "It is well done to make a child read, and write, and learn, and repeat--but it is still better to make a child think" (On Infants' Education). This apparent contradiction is easily explained: the elements of knowledge in number, form and language must first be learned, before they can be used in getting further knowledge. How are these to be learned? As we shall see, when dealing with them,...

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Title:Pestalozzi; An Account Of His Life And WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217270964

ISBN - 13:9780217270960

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