- Oct 2022
Czech teacherComenius (1592–1670). He championed universal education, which hepromoted in his Didactica magna, arguing for the commonality of education—itwas for everyone, including, shockingly, females.
Comenius championed not only lifelong learning in Didactica magna, but he also argued for educating females, something not commonplace in the 17th century.
‘Nothing should be taught to theyoung...unless it is not only permitted, but actually demanded by their age andmental strength.’
—Comenius (1592-1670) in Didactica magna
This is broadly similar to the spirit of much of Indigenous pedagogy, particularly in societies in which staged oral learning was a privilege.