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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, an ingenious forerunner of dis¬tance education
Journal Title: CADMO 
Author/s: Emma Nardi 
Year:  2020 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  18 Pg. 19-36 FullText PDF:  426 KB
DOI:  10.3280/CAD2020-002003
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Tickled by a mother who wanted to teach botany to her four-year-old daughter, Rousseau composed eight letters between 1771 and 1772, which are as many lessons, given that, in each letter he deals with the study of a family of plants, starting from the observation of a flower and then deriving its general characteristics. Rousseau did not have any visual support but, with his well-known wis¬dom, and only using language, he created a small masterpiece that could be defined as ante litteram distance education. This article reconstructs the teaching aspects implicitly used by Rousseau and means to show how his is not a simple report of information, but a great lesson in teaching methods for the development of observation skills and lexical development.
Keywords: Teaching, botanics, lexicon, rhetoric, observation.

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Emma Nardi, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, an ingenious forerunner of dis¬tance education in "CADMO" 2/2020, pp. 19-36, DOI:10.3280/CAD2020-002003


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