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Pedagogy Series

JOHN AMOS COMENIUS’ PEDAGOGICAL-PHILOSOPHICAL GARDEN

 

in development
already invites you for a visit
(October – November 2020)

 

Rzezba

THE GATES HAVE BEEN OPEN SINCE A STATUE OF JOHN AMOS COMENIUS ENTERED IT

 

Rzezba w scenerii ogrodu

MADE BY SIEDLCE SCULPTOR WALDEMAR KOS, IT IS LOCATED IN THE MAIN COMENIUS ALLEY

 

Zaproszenie do ogrodu

THE INFORMATION BOARD PROVIDES THE VISITORS WITH THE NECESSARY INFORMATION

 

John Amos Comenius’ garden is being created as part of the research PROJECT in the field of PEDAGOGY (2020 - 2022) entitled FROM JOHN AMOS COMENIUS TILL THE PRESENT. THE MEANING OF THE GREAT PEDAGOGUE’S IDEAS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION

 

The members of the RESEARCH TEAM:

Associate Professors of the University, PhDs, DScs:

Barbara Sitarska Janina Florczykiewicz Urszula Tylus Hanna Zuraw Cezary Kalita Ewa Jowko
           

Barbara Sitarska

manager- pedagogue

Janina Florczykiewicz

pedagogue

Urszula Tyluś

pedagogue

Hanna Żuraw

pedagogue

Cezary Kalita

philosopher

Ewa Wyczółkowska

PhD –mathematician, pedagogue

 

Editors

 

 The accomplishment of the PROJECT is supported by the editors: Piotr Świtalski, PhD, technical editor, Renata Matysiuk, PhD, assistant editor, and Izolda Lisowska-Popoilyk, MA, editor of English.

 

Piotr Switalski Renata Matysiuk Izolda Lisowska
     

Piotr Świtalski

technical editor

Renata Matysiuk

assistant editor

Izolda
Lisowska-Popoilyk

editor of English

 

 

Piotr Switalski
 

Waldemar Kos

SCULPTOR

 

John Amos Comenius’ virtual GARDEN, based on Barbara Sitarska’s real garden, will be open in November 2020, on the 350th anniversary of the death of John Amos Comenius (1592 -1670). The pedagogue died on 15 November in Naarden, the Netherlands. This year Europe and the whole world are celebrating his anniversary. In the age of the COVID-19 coronavirus, this anniversary is being celebrated differently than planned. The celebrations are listed at our website.


Comenius i galazka orzecha włoskiego z owocami w parach

Siedlce research CENTER of the Pedagogy Institute of the Department of Social Sciences is celebrating the anniversary with the opening of JOHN AMOS COMENIUS’ PEDAGOGICAL-PHILOSOPHICAL GARDEN and a virtual trip of it. Today we invite you to the GARDEN, to become familiar with its description. The GARDEN will be described in sections corresponding to the seasons of the year. Pictures of the GARDEN in each season will be posted systematically. The point is to capture the natural changes taking place in the plant life of the garden in spring, summer, autumn and winter. According to the Thinker’s idea, they symbolize the entire cycle of human life, the passing of time. For Comenius, the whole life is school, starting with the prenatal period (in the GARDEN it is symbolized by a walnut tree with branches holding pairs of walnuts exposed in the pictures), which lasts throughout your life and involves both institutional and symbolic schools (before you start school and after you leave it, till the school of old age and death). The plant life of the GARDEN in each season of the year will reflect Comenius’ idea of permanent/lifelong learning, which has had a real resurgence in the 21st century and is a priority issue all over the world.

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The virtual GARDEN is being created in late autumn (STAGE 1 – AUTUMN 2020), based on Barbara Sitarska’s real garden, located in her home town Niewęgłosz near Radzyń Podlaski. It is where she was born and spent her childhood and early youth. The garden was created thirty-five years ago and since then it has been cared for with great emotional involvement. The idea of Comenius’ GARDEN emerged under the influence of a virtual trip of Comenius’ philosophical GARDEN in Berlin, which has a many years’ tradition.

 

Kolorowe plotki

 

With the development of the research of Comenius (since 2007) and the appearance of the annual publication “Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin, PEDAGOGY series” (since 2014), the idea of the garden emerged gradually. Last year (2019), the dream started to come true, with the garden being prepared with the main Comenius Alley, where a sculpture of John Amos Comenius was to be placed. It entered the garden on 26 September 2020, and belongs to Barbara Sitarska. The statue was made by Siedlce sculptor Waldemar Kos, member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers.

 

Rzezba popiersie

 

Various shrubs and trees in the garden will symbolize the Thinker’s main pedagogical and philosophical ideas significant at present: the idea of permanent education, the idea of universal light and wisdom, the idea of self-cognition, and many others. The structure of the garden will be as follows: the main Alley, symbolizing PANSOPHISM – Comenius’ specific philosophy, with side alleys leading from it, marked with red fences (other objects in the garden are marked with labels in the shape of a heart and geometric figures), made by Piotr Kozak, the owner’s permanent collaborator. The alleys symbolize particular ideas as signposts leading to consecutive educational paths throughout human life, full of “labyrinths”. The virtual garden of the described ideas of Comenius’ will be mostly used by students (Comenius laid foundations for the scientific didactic system) and everyone interested in comeniology, a developing branch of science, which is described in Volume 6 of “Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin, PEDAGOGY series” (2019). It is easier to interpret Comenius’ pansophism relying on the described ideas (according to conducted qualitative research).

 

The sculpture of John Amos Comenius  was made for "Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin, pedagogy series"  by Waldemar Kos for the Pedagogue's death anniversary.

 

The year 2020 is the second year of the ministry project: Support for scientific magazines. The result will be the edition of Volume 7 of “Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin, PEDAGOGY series” entitled John Amos Comenius’ pansophism in interpretations and reinterpretations by Polish and European comeniologists. Its subject matter corresponds to the idea of the GARDEN.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                 Barbara Sitarska

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to invite you to submit your texts to be published in Volume 7 of our magazine.  It will be entitled JOHN AMOS COMENIUS’ PANSOPHIA IN INTERPRETATIONS AND REINTERPRETATIONS BY POLISH AND EUROPEAN COMENIOLOGISTS (2020). After the “journey” Towards comeniology as a science, which enabled us to find many new leads for comeniological research, which inspire us for further research and interpretation, we are approaching pansophia, John Amos Comenius’ philosophy, which all of his writings are imbued with. Despite this fact, pansophia is still an abstract research branch for us, the contemporary dealing with John Amos Comenius’ life and output. It seems that only nowadays, in the 21st century, this idea based upon the message “to teach… everyone… everything about everything.. with all the senses… “ is coming true, mainly thanks to the modern media and their common availability. Comenius kept searching for the harmony of all things. Did he find it?

The subject matter of the volume is correspondent with the 350th anniversary of John Amos Comenius’ death celebrated in Poland, Europe and all over the world. Days of Comenius’ commemoration, conferences and seminars are taking place. The celebrations are certain to enrich the knowledge with new elements and deepen the interpretation of his ideas, including - or maybe first of all – of PANSOPHIA. However, to a large extent it depends on comeniological centres’ good cooperation. Will it be successful in the jubilee years?

Volume 7 of “Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin, PEDAGOGY series” is the second year’s accomplishment of the Ministry project Support for scientific magazines. For the first time, the whole process of text submission will take place online on the platform ICI Publishers Panel  (see the file “Instructions of how to post an article on the platform ICI Publishers Panel”).

 

Barbara Sitarska

editor-in-chief

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I would like to invite you to submit your texts to be published in Volume 6 of “Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin, pedagogy series”. It will be entitled Towards comeniology as a science – discussions – polemics – dilemmas. I will be delighted if you agree to take part in this discussion and encourage others to do the same. Many professors from Poland and Europe have already declared their readiness to participate in this discussion, which is so important for all of us, dealing with John Amos Comenius. The deadline for text submission is 30 June 2019.

It is a pleasure to inform you that “Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin, pedagogy series” has taken part in the project of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Support for scientific magazines and become its beneficiary. This year the publication has been indexed in the international list of magazines  ICI Journals Master List / ICI World of Journals, and consequently, it has been awarded 20 points since 2019. We are going to use the electronic system ICI Publishers Panel to manage the magazine, which will enable us to spread the articles of Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin throughout the world more easily.

The articles published in all the five volumes of Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin can be read at the website www.comenius.uph.edu.pl. Here you will also find Editorial instructions for your texts. PLEASE HAVE A LOOK.

Yours sincerely

Barbara Sitarska

editor-in-chief of Siedlce Comeniological Research Bulletin