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Auf den Spuren von Diskurs, Traum und Wirklichkeit der architektonischen Formgebung in Decrolys Ermitage

Frederik Herman, Angelo Van Gorp UGent, Franky Simon UGent and Marc Depaepe (2011) ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK. 57(6). p.928-951
abstract
The contribution is divided into three parts; first, we try to uncover the Decrolyians' discourse concerning school architecture. On the basis of original sources, we look at the manner in which Decroly's and his disciples' thoughts on school buildings expressed themselves in the material heritage. Subsequently, Decroly's own school location is described and the question is raised as to how the developed environment was integrated into the pedagogical practice. In the final section, we study the utopian blue-print by the architects Renaat Braem (who nowadays is still considered one of the most important representatives of modern architecture and modern urban development in Belgium) and Jack Sokol, dating back to 1946. This had been a megalomaniacal project which was described both by the archtitects mentioned above and by the Decrolyians as a break with the existing school buildings, the ancient temples of pedagogy, in which one professed one's faith in the old didactics. It links up with the body of thought of an international plea which had been discussed during the first half of the 20th century, mainly in reform-pedagogical circles. The fact that the Decrolyians did, in the end, not realize their project of a renewable architecture was not so much the result of their persistent skepticism regarding one or the other school-architectonic determinism, which would transport the school building beyond the pre-eminence of its flexible use within the framework of the active method, it was simply due to limited financial resources.
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organization
alternative title
Tracking the discourse, dream, and reality of the architectonic design in Decroly's Ermitage
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
HISTORY, SCHOOL
journal title
ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK
Z. Padagog.
volume
57
issue
6
pages
928 - 951
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000297235500010
ISSN
0514-2717
language
German
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2973884
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2973884
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2012-08-22 13:18:20
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2015-06-17 10:12:53
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  abstract     = {The contribution is divided into three parts; first, we try to uncover the Decrolyians' discourse concerning school architecture. On the basis of original sources, we look at the manner in which Decroly's and his disciples' thoughts on school buildings expressed themselves in the material heritage. Subsequently, Decroly's own school location is described and the question is raised as to how the developed environment was integrated into the pedagogical practice. In the final section, we study the utopian blue-print by the architects Renaat Braem (who nowadays is still considered one of the most important representatives of modern architecture and modern urban development in Belgium) and Jack Sokol, dating back to 1946. This had been a megalomaniacal project which was described both by the archtitects mentioned above and by the Decrolyians as a break with the existing school buildings, the ancient temples of pedagogy, in which one professed one's faith in the old didactics. It links up with the body of thought of an international plea which had been discussed during the first half of the 20th century, mainly in reform-pedagogical circles. The fact that the Decrolyians did, in the end, not realize their project of a renewable architecture was not so much the result of their persistent skepticism regarding one or the other school-architectonic determinism, which would transport the school building beyond the pre-eminence of its flexible use within the framework of the active method, it was simply due to limited financial resources.},
  author       = {Herman, Frederik and Van Gorp, Angelo and Simon, Franky and Depaepe, Marc},
  issn         = {0514-2717},
  journal      = {ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK},
  keyword      = {HISTORY,SCHOOL},
  language     = {ger},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {928--951},
  title        = {Auf den Spuren von Diskurs, Traum und Wirklichkeit der architektonischen Formgebung in Decrolys Ermitage},
  volume       = {57},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Herman, Frederik, Angelo Van Gorp, Franky Simon, and Marc Depaepe. 2011. “Auf Den Spuren Von Diskurs, Traum Und Wirklichkeit Der Architektonischen Formgebung in Decrolys Ermitage.” Zeitschrift Fur Padagogik 57 (6): 928–951.
APA
Herman, F., Van Gorp, A., Simon, F., & Depaepe, M. (2011). Auf den Spuren von Diskurs, Traum und Wirklichkeit der architektonischen Formgebung in Decrolys Ermitage. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK, 57(6), 928–951.
Vancouver
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Herman F, Van Gorp A, Simon F, Depaepe M. Auf den Spuren von Diskurs, Traum und Wirklichkeit der architektonischen Formgebung in Decrolys Ermitage. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK. 2011;57(6):928–51.
MLA
Herman, Frederik, Angelo Van Gorp, Franky Simon, et al. “Auf Den Spuren Von Diskurs, Traum Und Wirklichkeit Der Architektonischen Formgebung in Decrolys Ermitage.” ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK 57.6 (2011): 928–951. Print.