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ERIC Number: EJ1090719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Revisiting "Orbis Sensualium Pictus": An Iconographical Reading in Light of the Pampaedia of J. A. Comenius
Woo, Jeong-Gil
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v35 n2 p215-233 Mar 2016
"Orbis Sensualium Pictus" by Comenius is historical evidence of the revolutionary development of language didactic in the seventeenth century. However, this book is not only a simple encyclopedic Latin study book with pictures, but a little theology work containing Christian cosmological universalism as well as a pedagogy which provides principles for educational practice and social realizations of a theological ideal in a very new and creative form of iconography. While studying Latin seems to be the main purpose of his work, the authentic intention of the author lies in a panpedagogical call to a religious-educational mission for rebuilding humanity and society during and after the 30 Years War. In this article, we will show the historical and pedagogical meaning of this book through component analysis, framework analysis and iconographical interpretation. In addition, we will also approach Comenius' concept of Pampaedia through an iconographical shortcut, highlighting a picture in "Invitatio" and "Clausula", which is presented twice in this book.
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Language: English
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