What is Comenius?
Transcript What is Comenius?
Comenius Programme is cool, but …
What does the word actually mean?
What is Comenius? Or, who is it?
… a Brazilian football star?
• … any ideas?
(1592 - 1670)
Comenius was a…
•father of 4
is in almost every
What was the major all-European event
Comenius was a
lost the war to
He became a
In consequence of the religious war he
lost all his property and his writings
and his home.
Comenius took refuge in Leszno in
Poland, where he led the gymnasium
• He lived and worked in Sweden, Poland,
Transylvania, the Holy Roman Empire,
England, Hungary and the Netherlands.
• Comenius wandered around Europe not for
the love of travelling, but because he was
looking for a place with religious and
• …served as the last bishop of Unity of the
Brethren, the biggest Protestant Church
• …is considered the father of
A great teacher
• first introduced pictorial textbooks
• taught in native language instead of Latin
• opened doors to education for women
• applied effective teaching based on the
natural gradual growth from simple to
more comprehensive concepts
Learning in mother tongue
Travelling for experience
Learning foreign languages