Tip #723: The Great Didactic

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“I continue to be interested in new things that seem old and old things that seem new.” Jacquelin T. Robertson

We have all probably noticed that, if one waits long enough, what was considered old becomes the shiny new thing. It is certainly true in fashion. It is also apparently true in teaching.

John Amos Comenius published his book, The Great Didactic, in Czech in 1648. According to Wikipedia, he is considered the “father of modern education.” Yet, I for one have never heard of him.

According to  Hannah S. Bowers, John Comenius was a Moravian teacher, educator, bishop, and writer in the seventeenth century.  He is considered the father of modern education because he advocated universal education … Read the rest