The article presents and analyses Peter von Gunten’s film Pestalozzis Berg (engl. Pestalozzi’s Mountain, 1989), which condenses the activities and ideas of Swiss educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi into the depiction of his six-month experience at the orphanage in Stans, and the following period of recovery therefrom at the Gurnigel mountain inn. Through a complex narrative architecture, the movie portrays Pestalozzi more as a social reformer than a teaching innovator, apart from scattered scenes, in which the use of the blackboard, the phonics-syllable method, and learning by rhythmic repetition are shown. The analysis of Pestalozzis Berg leads to a reflection on the use of cinema in pedagogy, both for historical research in education and for the teaching of pedagogy at college level.

«Tutto per i miei bambini». L’orfanotrofio di Stans nel film Pestalozzis Berg / Felini, D.. - In: RASSEGNA DI PEDAGOGIA. - ISSN 0033-9571. - LXXV:3-4(2017), pp. 31-47. [10.19272/201702104004]

«Tutto per i miei bambini». L’orfanotrofio di Stans nel film Pestalozzis Berg

Felini D.
2017

Abstract

The article presents and analyses Peter von Gunten’s film Pestalozzis Berg (engl. Pestalozzi’s Mountain, 1989), which condenses the activities and ideas of Swiss educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi into the depiction of his six-month experience at the orphanage in Stans, and the following period of recovery therefrom at the Gurnigel mountain inn. Through a complex narrative architecture, the movie portrays Pestalozzi more as a social reformer than a teaching innovator, apart from scattered scenes, in which the use of the blackboard, the phonics-syllable method, and learning by rhythmic repetition are shown. The analysis of Pestalozzis Berg leads to a reflection on the use of cinema in pedagogy, both for historical research in education and for the teaching of pedagogy at college level.
«Tutto per i miei bambini». L’orfanotrofio di Stans nel film Pestalozzis Berg / Felini, D.. - In: RASSEGNA DI PEDAGOGIA. - ISSN 0033-9571. - LXXV:3-4(2017), pp. 31-47. [10.19272/201702104004]
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