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The great pedagogues

These are the pedagogues and educators who, relying on their own experience, developed methods of instruction that combined both theoretical fundamentals and practical skills. They are referred to as “the greats” because they had an undisputed impact on the development of educational studies for centuries to come.

Their names are given in order of the great ages in which they lived:

- Educators of Antiquity. Middle Ages. The Renaissance
- Educators of Modernity (18th – 19th – 20th century to 1960)
- Educators of the New Era (from 1960 to today).


Houssaye, Jean (2002). Premiers pédagogues: de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance. Éd. ESF

Houssaye, Jean (2007). Nouveaux pédagogues (T1). Pédagogues de la modernité. Éd. Fabert.

Houssaye, Jean (2007). Nouveaux pédagogues (T2). Pédagogues contemporains. Éd. Fabert.

Houssaye, Jean (2010). Nouveaux pédagogues (T2). Pédagogues de demain. Éd. Fabert.

Meirieu, Philippe : Site Histoire et actualité de la pédagogie

Minois, G. (2006). Les grands pédagogues. De Socrate aux cyberprofs. Paris : Éd. Audibert.

Pastiaux Georgette et Jean (1997-2014). La pédagogie. Éd. Nathan.

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