Sunday, August 21, 2005

Victor Mercante

This man introduced a new concept called paidologia, which involved studying the student when he was learning. This concept was described as “psychology without the brains”, that is to say “the psychology of the students’ abilities”. He believed that it was necessary to watch children and teens’ behaviour in the classroom so as to know how they learn and thus know how to teach them. He worked with important people such as Piaget, Fraud, Binet among others in a lab that enabled them to watch learners while working using their bodies as a learning source. He thought that the most important feature in pedagogy was to make students both understand and pay and keep attention instead of only transmitting knowledge to them.

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