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ERIC Number: EJ783992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Teaching Methods, the Herbartian Revolution and Douglas Clay Ridgley at Illinois State Normal University
Miller, E. Joan
Journal of Geography, v102 n3 p110-120 May 2003
Teaching methods in the 1880s and 1890s were influenced by the energies and publications of the Herbartians from Illinois State Normal University. Memorization was replaced by inductive questioning, field trips and the use of visual aids. Four men and one woman were followed by Douglas Clay Ridgley who built up the geography major and made tools for the teachers. Name recognition is now weak but much of what they taught is now accepted and practiced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois