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Vocational and liberal education in Pestalozzi’s educational theory


Horlacher, Rebekka (2018). Vocational and liberal education in Pestalozzi’s educational theory. Pedagogia y Saberes, (50):109-120.

Abstract

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi’s most popular catchphrase “head, heart, and hand” implies the concept of a holistic combination of all human capabilities as a well-balanced development of intellectual, religious-emotional and physical forces enabled by education. This paper aims to examine Pestalozzi’s notion of vocational and liberal education as a means to secure a sustained and decent life of a fully developed person. This meaning needs to be contextualized, in order to understand Pestalozzi’s concern about his educational theory being reduced to mere education of the poor. Pestalozzi’s attempts to combine vocational education with a psychological understanding of the human development can also be read as a strategy to bridge the gap which stands for the dominant divide within German (educational) tradition: a notion of utilitarian education versus the aesthetic concept of inward Bildung.

Abstract

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi’s most popular catchphrase “head, heart, and hand” implies the concept of a holistic combination of all human capabilities as a well-balanced development of intellectual, religious-emotional and physical forces enabled by education. This paper aims to examine Pestalozzi’s notion of vocational and liberal education as a means to secure a sustained and decent life of a fully developed person. This meaning needs to be contextualized, in order to understand Pestalozzi’s concern about his educational theory being reduced to mere education of the poor. Pestalozzi’s attempts to combine vocational education with a psychological understanding of the human development can also be read as a strategy to bridge the gap which stands for the dominant divide within German (educational) tradition: a notion of utilitarian education versus the aesthetic concept of inward Bildung.

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Other titles:Educación vocacional y liberal en la teoría de la educación de Pestalozzi Educação vocacional e liberal na teoria da educação de Pestalozzi
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:Liberal education, vocational education, Bildung, schooling, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Language:English
Date:26 December 2018
Deposited On:27 Jan 2020 07:47
Last Modified:27 Jan 2020 07:47
Publisher:Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Centro de Investigaciones
ISSN:0121-2494
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.17227/pys.num50-9504
Official URL:https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/PYS/article/view/9505

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