Teaching Methods, the Herbartian Revolution and Douglas Clay Ridgley at Illinois State Normal University

  title={Teaching Methods, the Herbartian Revolution and Douglas Clay Ridgley at Illinois State Normal University},
  author={E. Joan (Wilson) Miller},
  journal={Journal of Geography},
  pages={110 - 120}
Abstract Teaching methods in the 1880s and 1890s were influenced by the energies and publications of the Herbartians from Illinois State Normal University. Memorization was replaced by inductive questioning, field trips and the use of visual aids. Four men and one woman were followed by Douglas Clay Ridgley who built up the geography major and made tools for the teachers. Name recognition is now weak but much of what they taught is now accepted and practiced. 
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