Educational Psychology

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Macmillam Company, 1919 - Educational psychology - 473 pages

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Page 361 - I read it over and over and was much delighted with it. I thought the writing was excellent, and wished, if possible, to imitate it. With that view I took some of the papers and making short hints of the sentiments in each sentence, laid them by a few days, and then, without looking at the work, tried to complete the papers again,
Page 360 - astonish the considerate. Before he can tell what cadences he truly prefers, the student should have tried all that are possible; before he can choose and preserve a fitting key of words, he should long have practiced the literary scales . . . and it is the great point of these imitations, that there still shines beyond the student's reach his
Page 377 - The world little knows how many of the thoughts and theories which have passed through the mind of a scientific investigator have been crushed in silence and secrecy by his own severe criticism and adverse examination; that in the most successful instances not a tenth of the suggestions, the hopes, the wishes, the preliminary conclusions have been realized.
Page 224 - I would fain have anyone name to me that Tongue, that anyone can learn, or speak as he should do, by the rules of Grammar. Languages were made not by Rules, or Art, but by Accident, and the Common Use of the People.
Page 105 - My dear Adele, " I am 4 years old and I can read any English book. I can say all the Latin Substantives and Adjectives and active verbs besides 52 lines of Latin poetry. I can cast up any sum in addition and can multiply by 2, 3, 4,
Page 250 - has indirect effects which are not small. " ' Of what kind? ' he said. "' There are the military advantages of which you spoke,' I said; and in all departments of knowledge, as experience proves, any one who has studied geometry is infinitely quicker of apprehension than one who has not. " ' Yes, indeed,' he said,' there is an infinite difference between them.
Page 19 - The social instincts undergo sudden unfoldment and the new life of love awakens. It is the age of sentiment and of religion, of rapid fluctuation of mood, and the world seems strange and new. Interest in adult life and in vocations develops. Youth awakes to a new world and understands neither it nor himself.
Page 64 - said: Very well, and gave her back again. Then after only three days, man came back to him again and said: Lord, I know not how it is; but after all I have come to the conclusion that she is more of a trouble than a pleasure to me; so please take her back again. But
Page 22 - of different interests and passions as human life goes on. With the child, life is all play and fairy-tales and learning the external properties of 'things'; with the youth, it is bodily exercises of a more systematic sort, novels of the real world, boon-fellowship and song, friendship and love, nature, travel and adventure, science and philosophy; with the
Page 226 - As a result of this experiment it may safely be asserted that these particular children after the amount of formal grammar that they had, do not, as measured by the means employed, show in any of the abilities tested, improvement that may be attributed to their training in formal grammar.

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