Principles Of Education Practically Applied

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJames Mickleborough Greenwood

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...words. Whether the teacher employs the " word method" or the " sentence method," the idea precedes the word or the sentence. The thing itself goes before the sign. Words and sentences are visible or oral expressions for ideas already in the mind. Again, the clearer the concept is in the pupil's mind, the better will he express himself. If the reading be of such a nature as not to add any new thought to the thoughts the pupil already has, then his work is valueless. To add to the intellectual acquisitions of the mind is to combine simple concepts into more complex ones, and that study which does not furnish such material as is readily assimilated by combination must be classed low in the scale of mental culture. Now, the starting-point in any system of reading must depend, first, upon the idea in the mind, and, secondly, upon how to express that idea in such tones of voice as the sense indicates. Heading viewed from this elevated standpoint offers the very best field for the exercise of all the higher faculties of the mind, as well as for arousing into vigorous activity the entire emotional nature. Indeed, I do not know of any other branch in the entire curriculum of studies that appeals Bo powerfully to every faculty of the human soul, nor do I know of any other subject that in general is so poorly taught. The voice is something that needs culture, and, if impure tones have been acquired, the teacher ought to know how to correct them at once. If no bad habits of voice have been contracted, the voice needs cultivation to give it smoothness, volume, intensity, and compass. Naturally, the child-voice is pure, and it is by gross negligence or mismanagement that impure qualities of voice are fostered. An experienced musician detects instantly...

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...words. Whether the teacher employs the " word method" or the " sentence method," the idea precedes the word or ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217792650

ISBN - 13:9780217792653

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