|A class of Sloyd scholars at Nääs|
Both educators were strongly influenced by Friedrich Froebel who hoped that a single continuous education might be developed. One of his core principles was that of "continuity:"
The Second Principle: ContinuityToday I plan to begin finishing the underside of the table top and then proceed with final shaping and sanding of the trestle base.
Just as the gifts were numbered, with each leading developmentally to the next, Froebel intended that education offer a sense of continuity through all grade levels, starting with kindergarten. This second concept of continuity was described by H. Courthope Bowen as follows: “As that which is exercised (whether mind or muscle) grows constantly capable of higher or more varied activity, so must the exercise given grow continuously higher and more varied in character—keeping pace with the development, never outrunning it too eagerly, nor lagging lazily behind— every stage growing naturally out of that which precedes.”
Make, fix, create, and increase the likeliness that others learn likewise.