The Great Didactic [Didactica Magna]

THE GREAT DIDACTIC [Didactica Magna]

by John Amos Comenius

Translated into English and edited with biographical, historical and critical introductions by M.W. Keatinge

New York: Russell & Russell, 1967
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Part 1 - Introductions
Introductions
Part 2 - Text
Greeting to the Reader, Dedicatory Letter, The Use of the Art of Teaching & Subjects of the Chapters

Chapters 1-18
Chapters 19-28
Chapters 29-33, Notes & Appendix
PART ONE - INTRODUCTIONS
Title page and flysheets
Contents
Preface to the First and Second Editions
INTRODUCTION 1 - Biographical
Pages 1-3 Pages 4-7 Pages 8-11
Pages 12-15 Pages 16-19 Pages 20-23
Pages 24-27 Pages 28-31 Pages 32-35
Pages 36-39 Pages 40-43 Pages 44-47
Pages 48-51 Pages 52-55 Pages 56-59
Pages 60-63 Pages 64-67 Pages 68-71
Pages 72-75 Pages 76-79 Pages 80-83
Pages 84-87 Pages 88-91 Pages 92-95
Pages 96-101
INTRODUCTION 2 - Historical
Pages 103-105 Pages 106-109 Pages 110-113
Pages 114-117 Pages 118-121 Pages 122-125
Pages 126-129 Pages 130-133 Pages 134-137
Pages 138-141 Pages 142-145 Pages 146-149
Pages 150-152
INTRODUCTION 3 - Critical
Pages 153-155 Pages 156-159 Pages 160-163
Pages 164-169
PART TWO - TEXT
Title page and flysheets
Greeting to the Reader
Pages 5-7 Pages 8-10
Dedicatory Letter
Pages 11-13 Pages 14-19
The Use of the Art of Teaching
Pages 19-21
Subjects of the Chapters
Pages 22-24bb
CHAPTER 1 - Man is the highest, the most absolute, and the most excellent of things created
Pages 25-26
CHAPTER 2 - The ultimate end of man is beyond this life
Pages 27-31
CHAPTER 3 - This life is but a preparation for eternity
Pages 32-35b
CHAPTER 4 - There are three stages in the preparation for eternity...
Pages 36-39
CHAPTER 5 - Man's natural craving for knowledge
Pages 40-43 Pages 44-47 Pages 48-51
CHAPTER 6 - If a man is to be produced, it is necessary that he be formed by eduction
Pages 52-56
CHAPTER 7 - A man can most easily be formed in early youth...
Pages 57-60b
CHAPTER 8 - The young must be educated in common, and for this schools are necessary
Pages 61-65
CHAPTER 9 - All the young of both sexes should be sent to school
Pages 66-69b
CHAPTER 10 - The instruction given in schools must be universal
Pages 70-75
CHAPTER 11 - Hitherto there have been no perfect schools
Pages 76-80bb
CHAPTER 12 - It is possible to reform schools
Pages 81-83 Pages 84-87 Pages 88-92
CHAPTER 13 - The basis of school reform must be exact order in all things
Pages 93-97
CHAPTER 14 - The exact order of instruction must be borrowed from nature...
Pages 98-103
CHAPTER 15 - The basis of the prolongation of life
Pages 104-107 Pages 108-110
CHAPTER 16 - The universal requirements of teaching and of learning...
Pages 111-113 Pages 114-117 Pages 118-121
Pages 122-126
CHAPTER 17 - The principles of facility in teaching and learning
Pages 127-129 Pages 130-133 Pages 134-137
Pages 138-141
CHAPTER 18 - The principles of thoroughness in teaching and in learning
Pages 142-145 Pages 146-149 Pages 150-153
Pages 154-159
CHAPTER 19 - The principles of conciseness and rapidity in teaching
Pages 160-163 Pages 164-167 Pages 168-171
Pages 172-175 Pages 176-179 Pages 180-182
CHAPTER 20 - The method of the sciences, specifically
Pages 183-185 Pages 186-189 Pages 190-193
CHAPTER 21 - The method of the arts
Pages 194-197 Pages 198-202
CHAPTER 22 - The method of languages
Pages 203-205 Pages 206-210
CHAPTER 23 - The method of morals
Pages 211-213 Pages 214-217
CHAPTER 24 - The method of instilling piety
Pages 218-221 Pages 222-225 Pages 226-230
CHAPTER 25 - If we wish to reform schools in accordance with Christianity...
Pages 231-233 Pages 234-237 Pages 238-241
Pages 242-245 Pages 246-248
CHAPTER 26 - Of school discipline
Pages 249-251 Pages 252-254
CHAPTER 27 - Of the fourfold division of schools, based on age and acquirements
Pages 255-258
CHAPTER 28 - Sketch of the mother-school
Pages 259-261 Pages 262-265
CHAPTER 29 - Sketch of the vernacular school
Pages 266-269 Pages 270-273
CHAPTER 30 - Sketch of the latin school
Pages 274-280et
CHAPTER 31 - Of the university
Pages 281-283 Pages 284-286
CHAPTER 32 - Of the universal and perfect order of instruction
Pages 287-289 Pages 290-294
CHAPTER 33 - Of the things requisite before this universal method can be put into practice
Pages 295-297 Pages 298-302
NOTES
Pages 303-307
APPENDIX
Pages 309-311 Pages 312-316

 
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