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Comenius - Didactica Magna - Ensure all learning is enjoyable

Identifier

020657

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Given the drop-out rate of children from many schools, and the general move away from the education systems of today towards home schooling, the education system has still not achieved Comenius’s second objective.  This is what he said

A description of the experience

The Great Didactic of John Amos Comenius -  Translated into English by M. W. Keatinge, M.A.1967

We venture to promise a Great Didactic that is to say, the whole art of teaching all things to all men, and indeed of teaching them with certainty, so that the result cannot fail; further of teaching them pleasantly, that is to say without annoyance or aversion on the part of the teacher or the pupil, but rather with greatest enjoyment for both, further of teaching them thoroughly, not superficially and showily, but in such a manner as to lead to true knowledge, to gentle morals and to the deepest piety.

The source of the experience

Comenius

Activities

Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble