Object lesson

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Not to be confused with Object Lessons (novel).
An Object Lesson by Boston Public Library

An object lesson is a teaching method that consists of using a physical object or visual aid as a discussion piece for a lesson.

Description[edit]

The object lesson approach is promoted in the educational philosophy of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, who held that teaching should begin with observation of objects which help students recognize concepts.[1]

History[edit]

Object lessons were important elements in teaching during the Victorian era of the mid- to late-nineteenth century.[2] They are commonly used in religious instruction.

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