ARTYKUŁY INFORMACYJNE Pierwsza osiemnastowieczna propozycja nauczania nauk geologicznych w Polsce – zapomniany epizod próby reformy szkolnictwa w latach 1766–1768

Piotr Daszkiewicz, Radosław Tarkowski


The earliest proposal to introduce teaching of geology in Poland – a forgotten element of education system reform attempted in in the years 1766–1768.
A b s t r a c t. In the eighteenth century the King of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski wanted to reform the medical education system and organizing public health service. The project of this reform was entrusted to a Swiss scientist Jean-Frédéric von Herrenschwand. He addressed the project to many scientists in Europe by asking their opinion in the matter. Jacob Reinbold Spielmann, a naturalist from Strasbourg sent to Herrenschwand his remarks. He proposed requiring teachers to do field trips and reap the natural history specimen and create a position of professor of mineralogy. It was the oldest proposition of Earth science teaching in Poland.

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