Saturday, January 02, 2016
A teacher's guide
And so the introduction of Educational Sloyd was not only to increase the industrial capacity, but also to sustain Scandinavian culture, develop an ethos of craftsmanship, foster the growth of character and intelligence, and to enrich the lives of the people.
To bring Sloyd training to every school in Sweden required building a school in which teachers could be trained, so Otto Salomon, with the financial support of his rich uncle August Abrahamson, started the Sloyd teacher training school at Nääs. Then as Sloyd Training became popular in Sweden and other Scandinavian countires, students from all over the world began attending summer classes at Nääs.
It is a long story I've told many times before. The image above is one of the plates from Otto Salomon's Teachers Hand-Book Slöjd. In that book, he told what it takes to be a teacher of Sloyd, gives an overview of the teaching method, describes the tools required, the selection of appropriate woods, and goes step by step through the exercises upon which the model series were organized. The book is free at google play.
Make, fix, create, and encourage others to learn likewise.