Selected Writings of Thomas Godolphin Rooper

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byThomas Godolphin Rooper

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... OBJECT TEACHING OR WORDS AND THINGS Her eyes are open. Aye, but their sense is shut.--Shakespeare. I have attempted in the following pages to introduce English readers to a group of German thinkers who have worked out theoretically and practically the bearing of certain important philosophic principles on practical education. Many experienced parents and teachers hold that the training of young children is far better conducted in the absence of leading principles to guide it. They point out that there is no reason to suppose that the most successful teachers have been students of philosophy, and they infer that a study of philosophic principles is of no consequence to a teacher. It appears to me, however, that they who argue thus, mistake the function of philosophy. German writers on education have not sought to reveal some new and untried method of teaching, but rather to study the causes of success where success has been attained. After making due allowance for the magic influence of genius in a great teacher (which, of course, dies with him except for its indirect effects), it is still possible, with the view of finding out as much as may be of the secret of his success, to ascertain how he actually taught. Such research is worth while, because even if it appear after all that the great man's influence on his pupils was really a kind of magic or legerdemain, and as such inimitable, nevertheless it is interesting to know how the trick was done. Few, however, will really doubt that it is possible to disentangle a few leading principles which lie at the basis of successful teaching. It does not, of course, follow that because 31 a teacher is acquainted with these principles he will be able to apply them with effect, but the knowledge will certainly aid hi...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... OBJECT TEACHING OR WORDS AND THINGS Her eyes are open. Aye, but their sense is shut.--Shakespeare. I have attempted in the fol...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217549780

ISBN - 13:9780217549783

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