In Western Australia, he expanded upon his predecessor's tenuous progressive efforts while introducing manual training, Sloyd, (27) science, drawing and nature study.
The first, the practical educators, the group into which Jackson is best placed, promoted manual training, sloyd, science, drawing, nature study and physical education.
was a woodworking and tool-using educational system begun in Finland in 1865 and later adopted by schools in the United States.
He also describes the legacy of the ideas and practice of sloyd
education, and its continuing influence on educational technology.
47) By 1908 ongoing congestion obliged them to resort once again to subdividing the assembly room, this time creating four classrooms, bringing the total to 33 classes aside from the kindergarten, cookery and Sloyd rooms.
The introduction of Domestic Science and Sloyd into the curriculum highlights their anxieties.
Very popular in the United States in the decades surrounding The Education of Henry Adams, the sloyd curriculum asked students to work on conventional models (a letter opener or soup ladle or ax handle) that could be carved with a knife.
Sloyd would have appealed to Adams' vigorous commitment to "self-education," and the description of instructive models and disposable tools may refer explicitly to the system.