Saturday, February 25, 2012
19th Century Educational Reform
Yverdon: Spa and a Castle Academy
From 1805 to1825, the Savoy Castle at Yverdon-les Bains, was used as an educational institute, set up by Heinrich Pestalozzi, reformer. It houses a museum now. Even since that time, it was used for a school in various ways up to 1974.
His educational method was structured: move the student from the simple to the complex.
Start with observation, then consciousness, then speech, then measuring, then drawing, then then writing, then numbers, then calculating. The whole person. See the ups and downs of Pestalozzi and his method at http://www.nndb.com/people/730/000097439/