Educación ilustrada para todos

didactic and illustrated education

Enlightenment education is many years old, and has always been very effective.

I met a very visionary educator, so much so that he was born 400 years ago.

Comenius, (Jan Amos Komensky) born in Moravia today Czech Republic. His perseverance in the work of educating earned him the title of "Teacher of Nations".

Teacher: Come closer, child; learn to be wise!

Disciple: What is it to be wise?

Teacher: understand, do and express correctly what is necessary .

Thus begins his book, bestseller of that time. "Orbis Sensualium Pictus" translated into 12 European and 7 Asian languages.

As if that were not enough, what in Spanish was called "The world in images" went through 21 editions in the 17th century, 43 in the 18th century, 33 in the 19th century and 9 in the 20th.

The success surprised even its author." I could not have imagined ... that this children's book [would] be met with universal approval.

The secret? Nothing less than a revolution in education expressed in a picture book.

His ideal was that education be available to everyone, regardless of gender, social class, age, religion or nationality (something we have not yet fully achieved).

see to learn

With its 150 images ranging from ABC to God, passing through inert nature, botany, zoology, humans and their activities, " Orbis Sensualium Pictus " was the materialization of one of his many innovations: use images as pedagogical instruments .

Comenius believed in encouraging children to learn using their senses and to form ideas through pictures rather than words.

" Words are only to be learned and taught in their association with things (what are words but the clothing or covering of things?) ", Comenius wrote.

Educating with images in books, maps, and today with new technologies is a great revolution that should be within everyone's reach.


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