J. A. Komensky - 300 Years - Prague, Czech Republic
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John Amos Comenius (Czech: Jan Amos Komenský) was a Czech teacher, educator and writer.
Waymark Code: WMTNRT
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/19/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Jan Amos Komenský (28 March 1592 – 15 November 1670) served as the last bishop of Unity of the Brethren and became a religious refugee and one of the earliest champions of universal education, a concept eventually set forth in his book Didactica Magna. He is considered the father of modern education. Komenský was the innovator who first introduced pictorial textbooks, written in native language instead of Latin, applied effective teaching based on the natural gradual growth from simple to more comprehensive concepts, supported lifelong learning and development of logical thinking by moving from dull memorization, presented and supported the idea of equal opportunity for impoverished children, opened doors to education for women, made instruction universal and practical. He lived and worked in many different countries in Europe, including Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Transylvania, the Holy Roman Empire, England, the Netherlands and Royal Hungary.

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Plaque Inscription:
CZ: K oslave 300. narozenin Jana Amose Komenského dne 28.brezna r.1892
EN: To celebrate the 300th birthday of John Amos Comenius on 28 March 1892
Anniversary Year: 300

Year of Event, Organization or Occurance: 1892

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