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Relief Komensky in Dolany, Czech Republic

Relief Komensky in Dolany, Czech Republic (Photo credit: Michal Manas)

I reread the post I published yesterday and it seems complete. It simply leads to related subjects.

Johann Amos Comenius

However, I added titles to the post and mentioned a related article. The related post is about Czech educator John Amos Comenius (28 March 1592 – 15 November 1670) who advocated combining text and a relevant illustration in textbooks. He was the first to do so. In textbooks, the combination of word and art is essential.

Comenius lived after the invention of the printing-press, in the mid 1400s. He could therefore have the books he wrote printed quickly and then add illustrations.

Educator John Comenius might be our best example of persons who realized that the invention of the printing-press could have an immense influence on literacy, which the inclusion of illustrations could enhance.

Adding illustrations was difficult, and they were white and black.

Comenius’ books may now be read online.

I added pictures and a video to invigorate my old post. Here is our link:

Comenius: Orbis Sensualium Pictus (13 November 2011)

Music: Carmina Burana, Carl Orff

Johann Comenius
Johann Comenius

© Micheline Walker
7 November 2015