Integral Educator

Posted in News on February 11th, 2014

To say that the school must provide integral formation (intellectual, affective and social) to the children is common nowadays. At the beginning of the passed century, however, this idea was a true revolution in education. A revolution commanded for a doctor, psychologist and French philosopher called Henri Wallon (1879-1962). Its pedagogical theory, that says the intellectual development involves much more of what a simple brain, shook the certainties at a time where memory and erudio were the maximum in terms of construction of the knowledge. Wallon was the first one to not only take the body of the child but also its emotions for inside of the classroom.

It based its ideas on four basic elements that if communicate the time all: the affectivity, the movement, the intelligence and the formation of I eat person. Militant gotten passionate (in such a way in the politics as in the education), he said that to disapprove he is synonymous to banish, to deny, to exclude. That is, ' ' proper negation of ensino' '. The emotions, for Wallon, have preponderant paper in the development of the person. He is by means of them that the pupil exterioriza its desires and its wills. In general they are manifestations that express an important and perceivable universe, but little stimulated by the traditional models of education.

Biography Henri Wallon was born in Paris, France, in 1879. One graduated medicine and psychology. It also made philosophy. It acted as doctor in the World War I (1914-1918), helping to take care of of people with psychiatric riots. In 1925, it created a laboratory of biological psychology of the child. Four years later, one became professor of the Sorbonne University and vicepresidente of the French Group of New Education? institution that helped to revolutionize the system of education of that country and which was 1946 president until dying, also in Paris, 1962. Throughout all the life, dedicated to know it the infancy and the ways of intelligence in the children. Militant of left, it participated of the forces of resistance against Adolf Hitler and it was pursued by the Gestapo (the policy nazista politics) during the Second War (1939-1945). In 1947, it considered structural changes in the French educational system. It co-ordinated the Reformation project of Ensino, known as Langevin-Wallon? set of proposals equivalent to our Law of Lines of direction and Bases. In it, for example, it is written that no pupil must be disapproved in a pertaining to school evaluation. In 1948, it launched the Enfance magazine, that would serve of platform of new ideas in the world of the education? that quickly changedded into a bible species for researchers and professors.

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