Pestalozzi – The Father of Modern Education
Pestalozzi’s Influence over the spirit, the methods and the theory of education has continued into the twenty-first century and most of his principles have been assimilated into the modern system of education.
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746 -1827) was the founder of several educational institutions in Switzerland and wrote many works explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education.
Pestalozzi taught that we help children best by providing a heart-led education of the Head (academic skills), Heart (emotional wellbeing and the desire to help others) and Hands (vocational skills and the practical skills needed in everyday life). He found that such an holistic development of the ‘whole’ child – Head, Heart and Hands – equips children to create a better life for themselves and for others.
The Pestalozzi World Village Ethos and Approach, of the Head, Heart and Hands. Presented by Head of Programmes, Dr Joanna Nair.
Discover more about Johann Pestalozzi
On our resource site, JHPestalozzi Society:
The Influence and Relevance of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Education and World Peace