FATHERS OF MODERN EDUCATION WHO WAS COMENIUS? Johann Amos Comenius was born in 1592 in Nivnice near the town of Uhersky Brod. He was an important philosopher, teacher, reformer and he is as well one of the greatest personalities of the Slovak and Czech nation and Europe. During his life he worked in many countries such as Poland, The Netherlands, England, Sweden, and Hungary. Comenius included schools and his entire pedagogical system into the project of the society reform and the establishment of a happier and better world. Comenius stressed earning in mother tongue, natural education, learning foreign languages and collective education equally for everyone.
WHO WAS ERASMUS? Erasmus, a.k.a. Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, (October 27, 1466 July 12, 1536) was a Dutch humanist and theologian. He was born Geert Geertsen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Erasmus died in 1536 in Basel, Switzerland. One of the most famous and amusing quotes from the noted scholar and translator Erasmus was, "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
WHO WAS LE ONARDO DA VINCI? Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.
WHO WAS GRUNDTVIG? Nikoli Frederik Severin Grundtvig (17831872), a Danish clergyman and writer, is regarded as the ideological father of popular and adult education. He advocated 'life enlightenment', aimed at giving each individual, regardless of age or background, the opportunity to learn throughout life. The objective of learning was to give personal fulfilment to the individual and to ensure the active participation of all citizens in public life. As a learning method, Grundtvig advocated the use of dialogue and the spoken word. He further believed that teaching should be based on and relate to reallife experiences and not abstract matters. These ideas inspired the creation of the Nordic folk high
schools. These residential colleges of nonformal adult education are now established components of the Nordic education system and exsist in other countries as well. ERASMUS, COMENIUS, GRUNDTVIG, LEONARDO NOWADAYS The programme enables individuals at all stages of their lives to pursue stimulating learning opportunities across Europe. There are four subprogrammes focusing on different stages of education and training and continuing previous programmes: • • • •
Comenius for schools . Erasmus for higher education. Leonardo da Vinci for vocational education and training. Grundtvig for adult education .
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