John Amos Comenius (1592 – 1670) was a Czech teacher, educator and writer. He served as the last bishop of Unity of the Brethren and became a religious refugee.
Comenius originated from Moravia (part of the Czech Republic), probably with Slovak roots, who used the Czech language for daily communication.
He is considered to be the father of modern education. Comenius was the innovator who first introduced pictorial textbooks, written in native language instead of Latin. He supported lifelong learning and development of logical thinking by moving from dull memorization. He presented and supported the idea of equal opportunity for impoverished children, and opened doors to education for women.
A photograph is from my ongoing ‘Urban tales’ series.
Category: Diary Urban Tales