Character Formation: A Forgotten Theme of Comenius‘s Didactics
Character Formation
The goal of this brief study is to present Comenius’s notion of character formation as it is outlined primarily in his didactic writings, and to show its relevance for contemporary practice in relation to moral education. Jan Amos Comenius was a Czech 17th century Brethren bishop, philosopher and educator who is celebrated especially for his timeless didactic principles, which earned him the epithet “the teacher of nations.” The sub-goal of this paper is to explain why Comenius’s concept of moral education has been neglected in Czech modern Comeniological research biased by communist ideology.
1. Introduction: the need for character
2. Comenius’s “Method of Morals”
3. Comenius: not modern, yet modern
4. Conclusion: Three Pedagogical Inspirations
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Posted : 2012-07-18 14:45:27 GMT
Author/Authors : Jan Hábl
Publishers : Martin Bucer Seminar
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Publication Date : 2011
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