A Primer of Pedagogy

A Primer of Pedagogy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...second matter to be considered in the training of memory is the formation of proper and effective connections or associations, the uniting of new knowledge to what has been already fixed in mind, and the uniting of the various parts of the new matter so that any one part will be sure to suggest all the rest. How the union is effected.--This union of the different parts will be effected by arranging and presenting them in some natural order under the law of contiguity so that the first suggests the second, the second the third, and so on. In many cases the laws of similarity and contrast will determine the order. In such case one law reinforces another and th'e union is rendered still stronger. Suppose, for example, one wishes to fix in memory the names of ten persons or places which have no apparent relation to each other. Any one of several methods of arrangement may be adopted. They may be arranged alphabetically, that is so that the initial letters follow each other in alphabetical order. This is a good arrangement if nothing more is desired than to retain the names. Here we follow an order which repetition alone has made familiar. End in view to be regarded.--If the names are names of cities, and the desire should be not only to fix the names but also to indicate, at the same time, their relative size, the words should be arranged in the order of population, the name of the most populous being placed first. If the words are names of men, they may be arranged in the order of age, or in the order of notoriety. The particular order ado.pted in any given case must be determined by the end in view. Laws in arithmetic--In teaching primary arithmetic the laws of similarity and contrast are especially useful, and should be kept constantly in mind by...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595246
  • 9781236595249