Thursday 27 April 2017

Statue of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi depicted guiding a child (PHOTO: Adeyinka Makinde)

A statue of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is situated in a small park named Pestalozziwiese right next to Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zurich. Pestalozzi was a pedagogue and educational reformer whose efforts in the 19th century succeeded in almost eradicating illiteracy in Switzerland.

His motto was:

“Learning by head, hand and heart.”

© Adeyinka Makinde (2017)

Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.

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